Wow that video is really cool, who knew someone did all that research on that subject?! And all the restoration and historical info in the thread is awesome as well, the only problem is now I won't sleep until I restore my no. 4 and no. 6. But at least I can show my Wife the thread when she tells me I'm crazy ha ha!
Glad you found this thread useful...
A new tool, especially a Lie-Nielsen or Veritas would be nice to own.
For me I do enjoy an older tool, may need a little work or a lot.
Bottom line..Bring it back to a useful tool again.
I like to think better than when it left the factory.
Another project is under way, and I get the honor again to work with Dave Paine.
A quote from him in a email:
I feel there is always the potential for a nice piece of wood, just needs to be discovered.
Same applies to a neglected plane or tool.
Replacement frog arrives today..will have to lap that one to the bed.
will post pics...then the #8 will be done...promise..