Another intermezzo for all tool addicts.
And another exemplar to store.
Maybe a rash purchase.
In one of my last posts I have reported that I have found another wooden plane.
To be exact it is a wooden jointer plane. During the last year some were crossing my path while I rummaged at the flea markets. Most of them had serious issues like no iron, heavily rotten, worm holes, etc. Or they have been expansive.
The luck was shining on me this time. The plane is in good, used condition. And the price was more than fair.
So I bought it. Just to complete my set of woodies.
|A massive jointer|
The manufacturer of this planes is a company named "Steiner".
I've tried to find out something about them.
I did not find very much. The company was founded 1859 by Joseph Steiner and his sons. The company was closed 1991.
Meanwhile I've got a few planes of this brand. You can recognize that they are looking pretty similar to the ULMIA planes. This is not surprising if you know that Georg Ott (who is the founder of Ott better know under the trademark ULMIA), made his apprenticeship by Joseph Steiner.
So far the history.
At home I recognized that the plane has got an issue. Unfortunately the handle is broken.
I'm not sure what will be the best way to repair it. Just trying to insert some glue in this split?
Or shall I cut off the top completely, inserting two dowels and then gluing it together again?
What do you think? I'm thankful for every input.
|Some anti rust treatment is necessary|
The iron does look okay so far. That's a question of rust removal, some elbow grease, and a nice sharpening session.
|Slightly cambered iron|
The same for the chip breaker. Pretty okay. Rust removal, polishing and I'm done.
As you can see on the picture above the iron is slightly cambered. Should I stick with it? That doesn't make sense for jointing edges? Or?
Beside of caring about the one or other plane the next project is in preparation.
The stock is roughly prepared.
|Stock for the new project|
More about that next week. Only a hint, It's about storing things, but it's not a box.