maybe home-made, probably not. What's the iron say? Anything stamped on the ends?
There's not much to rehabbing the woodies - just flatten the sole, patch in to tighten the mouth only if needed. The iron should be one of those honkin fatties that tapers bottom-top. Sharpen it up and let-r-rip.
PS: It looks shiny. You didn't get this at Ye Olde Antique Shoppe did you? (If so, was it marked "primitive block plane"? They almost always are.) A lot of antique dealers like to dip their tools - metal and wood, it doesn't matter - in some sort of varnish. Makes them all shiny and hides the rust/cracks/pits etc. Those people should be shot, and those tools must be stripped.
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Last edited by joesbucketorust; 01-11-2012 at 02:23 PM.