My grandpa passed away about 11 years ago around the time I got married. A few years ago, I was looking around his old garage and found an old hand plane sitting on a shelf. I was surprised because I did not know him to be a wood worker. I took the plane home with the hope of restoring it but it ended up sitting on the shelf for another few years.
Today, one of the club members came over to work on the club bench. He also has experience tuning and restoring old hand planes. He showed me how to tune up and work on it. Now I am happy to say my grandpas old plane is now in working condition. Now I will be able to pass this down to my children.
Today was all about the leg vise and chop. We cut the holes in the leg for the all thread and the flange.
Next I cleaned up the inside faces of the legs to get them ready for glue up. I used a number 4 1/4 plane that I picked up from Lee Valley.
Here's Jeremy sneaking around behind a clamp bush! Tomorrow we should be ready to pull it from the clamps and cut the chop mortise and all thread hole.