Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Norris No 17 Finished
With the clamp removed and everything sanded and blended here is the naked result. You can see the black lines of the wonderful Rio rosewood which will sadly be obscured when the stain is applied.
After two coats of stained oil, numerous quick coats of diluted shellac and a rub down with 0000 wire wool and carnauba wax here is the result.
Restored to its former glory it looks a treat and feels very nice in the hand.
I had intended to antique the woodwork by trying to replicate the bumps and knock of 120 years of life but it looks just fine as it is.
The blade and chip breaker that came with the plane were the wrong size and certainly the wrong type, so I treated it to a parallel Sorby blade and matching chip breaker. In all about 5 hours satisfying work.