I Refurbished a long forgotten hatchet. I will utilize it as carving axe and ground a shallower angle on the left side — the side that touched the workpiece — because I heard that’s what you do.
Building myself a workshop corner in the garage, first step: sawhorses. Note to myself: Spruce end grain and dull chisels don’t get along very well.
I made my own traditional wax finish. Equal parts turpentine, candelilla wax and tung oil.
The age of these planes ranges from 50 to 100 years. That’s a guess. Still, pretty amazing. After reassembly, tuning and sharpening I hope they’ll work as new. I didn’t bother to polish or paint the metal parts as I quite like the brushed finish.
I continued work on the router plane prototype. I find it difficult not to get into too much detail at this stage. This is still a prototype, after all.
Update: I’m not using this plane anymore. I decided I’d rather have wooden handles on all my planes. It did good work on a few projects. I bought this vintage Edward Preston 1392 spoke shave/ chamfer plane.
Update: I since sold the plane as it wasn’t working for purpose I bought it for. I bought this antique-ish french fluting plane. Planing to use it to build my first flute some day.
I used construction lumber (spruce) for this prototype.
… my first and maybe last bass guitar.