A friend, Ted Cole, of this parish
recently acquired a Norris No.7 shoulder plane
minus its iron and wedge, from John Crocker
also of this parish.
Apparently it was lately used as a paperweight,
which is to be expected of these "West Country types". No
respect for us Londoners!!!
Anyway, I felt duty bound to rectify this abuse
and restore this Lambeth (south London borough) masterpiece to working condition again.
Ted assisted by getting a replacement iron and sending it to
the wilds of Kent for fixing up.
Matching the infill wood is a tad difficult these days so I
opted for some old mahogany and
color in attempt to
match the front piece.
I thought it may be helpful to others to show some tinting and
figure matching techniques at the same time.
I couldn't wait to use my new smoother to
bring the wedge
stock to smooth thickness.
Lots of lovely shavings...