Went for a drive yesterday and visited Great Village Antiques and found a couple of molding planes in great condition. One is a Doscher Plane & Tool Co. nosing plane, while the other is a Davis hollow plane.
Decided to tune them up this morning, first up was disassembly and cleaning…then sharpening. I will focus on the nosing plane for the time being.
Once that was complete I folded a piece of leather over another plane to make a strop. After charging the leather with green chromium oxide I stropped the plane iron on the rounded leather to further refine the edge. Here you can get the picture somewhat…like I said, I don’t have an abundance of equipment for sharpening curved irons, so “ya use what ya gots”!
…and ready to rock!