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    Cool Coffin lives again

    Picked this up at an antique mall couple weeks ago... pretty bad

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    Didn't concern myself with realism, I'm not into "period correct" Went for looks and hope I succeeded:

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    Took off the torn up wood on the 'hood', fixed two cracks with titebond (judiciously), planed the sole, sanded and finished off with Howard Good Stuff. (BLO isn't an option)
    Put a mirror edge on the iron, thing cuts like a demon.
    Johnson wax on the sole to top it all off and turns out to be a favorite smoother. Glides like ice skates if I keep it waxed.

    Whaddaya think?

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    Good job on the putting it back into service.

    Looks like you got me beat in getting coffin planes tuned.

    Coffin Smoother Ohio.jpg

    Mine needs a bit more work to get those nice fluffy shavings like yours.

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    Good job on the putting it back into service.

    Looks like you got me beat in getting coffin planes tuned.

    Coffin Smoother Ohio.jpg

    Mine needs a bit more work to get those nice fluffy shavings like yours.

    jtk
    Thanks! This was my ticket to good sharpening: https://youtu.be/gY6pOKQRw74

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    Looks like a new wedge, too....
    A Planer? I'm the Planer, and this is what I use

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    From that first photo I was expecting it to be lignum vitae. That's a lot of years of grime!

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    I think it looks great, and if it is now a favorite that says it all.

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