I unwrapped her and gave her a quick sharpen, and a light bulb went on, it was the easiest mortise I had ever cut. Now I just need to find a 3/8" and a 1/2".
While I was on eBay, I decided to have a look at moving fillister and plow planes. Low and behold, what did I find but this beauty. Here she is straight out of the box.
A little TLC, a sharpening session, and some polish work on the brass, and she looks and works like this.
Just so you don't think I forgot about the plow plane, I have a bid in on a Stanley #45.
I also completed the last lesson before the final for The Hand Tool School this week. And here she is in all her knotty Alder glory.
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Until next time...