And after a fast skim.
Not worked in oak very much yet, this should be interesting…… Read the rest
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Part of the tidy-up in the shed meant getting the scrapers off the little holder they were in and up on the wall…
And then the second thing was going through every single plane and chisel on the wall, going over all the unpainted parts with 600 grit wet&dry paper and WD40 to take off the surface rust, then rubbing briwax into the steel as a barrier against rust (renaissance wax would be better and some’s on the way).… Read the rest
Honestly, the plan was not to collect planes.
But through random chance the first few I bought (I bought a retiree’s toolkit off ebay as a starting point) were all Record planes. And over the course of a few months I learned, as everyone does, that hand tool woodworking was effectively killed off during the second world war, though it had been in decline for a while before then.… Read the rest