For some time, I've enjoyed watching You Tube videos of people who restore old hand tools and it's something I have wanted to try. I found this old wooden block plane in a charity shop while Sue was picking up some medication from the chemists and though at just £5.00 it was worth a punt.
Back home, I dismantle the plane into its component parts - there wasn't that many.
And then had great fun sanding and polishing the plane. I used hand tools and an electric drill as well as various grades of sandpaper/wet and dry paper to get to this stage.
Then polished the plane with some clear polishing wax.
These images, show the finished block plane and its markings. It was made by S. Ashton, Sheffield.
The total restoration took most of yesterday afternoon, but as it was raining, I had nothing else to do.