I found them! I hadn't reduced them enough.
Nice work, Allan. Not many people use a "manual" plane anymore. I'm anxious to see more; please keep posting your progress on this project.
Looks great Allen, BTW, my Dad would have lectured me good if I left one of HIS planes base down!
Sadly, while his tool box is still here, the tools disappeared (Long story, but I wasn't there to prevent it).
David, perhaps the blade was retracted before it was set down. At any rate, that'd be my story.
What kind of wood are you using?
David, the plane is an early 1900s Stanley no3 that has no frog adjustment screw. It is my favourite user, being small enough for this old bugger to use one handed, while still being robust enough for some heavy work. I left it there for interest. I have two of my Dad's planes. His big toolbox is with my nephew and my brother has his no 7 plane. I wish I had not abused his set of wood chisels in my youth.
Bill, I mention the timbers in my post about going forward.
Allan from down under.
My Dad would have told me to lay it on its side also...
Allen ,you are doing a great job on that framework..I hope you keep us all updated on your progress...I wish I had saved more of my Dad's hand tools ....Carl
When I go to flea markets and such, if I pick up a plane I always lay it back down on it's side. Lesson learned more years ago than I care to count in shop class. Respect your tools and keep your hands off of others. Jim
That's the fun part right there! Nice work..
I agree, nothing like a properly sharpened plane and some straight-grained wood for "wood therapy".
When I took a wood-shop class at Humboldt State, the instructor required us to use nothing but hand tools for the first half of the class--and then gave us some 20 year-old Madrone wood that had been cut as an experiment. Must have cut easily when green, but after 20 years!! Also, Madrone changes grain direction frequently! It was a challenge to plane it smooth.