My god! Hours of sharpening. Now I know why I was procrastinating. These are all antique shop finds. So I went from grinding wheel, to diamond plate, to 1000 & 3000 water stones. Flattening the backs of these was a bitch! But hopefully I won’t have to do that again for a long, long time. Only did 5. But I worked on the others before, so hopefully they won’t be as bad. Not sure how old these are, but I would guess they’ve never been this sharp.
Damn my arms are sore!
In between working on a couple Xmas gifts and now last minute preps for my social debut, I picked up a Stanley 45 plough plane. Came with one blade. One of these days I’ll order some tool steel and try making some blades. Looks like a late 1800s plane. Nice condition.
All cleaned up. After a bit of research, I know it’s a Fisher Norris anvil. Still haven’t weighed it. Cut an oak stump for it and pinned it down.
My first attempt at a gas forge using a big propane nozzle I had didn’t work very well. Not enough air flow I think. So I either build a new nozzle or fire up some coal.
I’ll figure it out one of these days in between wood shop projects.