Block Plane Restoration! | W. Butcher Block Plane

Block Plane Restoration! | W. Butcher Block Plane

I have a soft spot for old tools. When I saw this old block plane one out in the wild, I had to buy it. I picked up two old W. Butcher block planes at a thrift store. One was in excellent condition and only required some light sharpening. The other required more work. In this video, I restore an 1830s W. Butcher block plane to working condition.

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10 Comments

  1. Tactical Homegrown on February 22, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    What a cool find. Great job on the resto.



  2. Friday Workshop on February 22, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Nice plane. That is cool.



  3. justin woods on February 22, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Not 1830s w. Butcher at that time was just starting out and still only making knifes at that point. They started making plane blades in the 1860s.they never made planes they made blades and other tool blades. Some one either made that body or put a blade in a body that had a worn out blade. By the looks of it looks hand made by who ever owned the blade. Iā€™d date that plane around 1870s, they went out of business in the 1880s. I’ve never heard someone call the block planes but thats not what they are but I get where you’d get that lol šŸ˜†



  4. Nelson Woodworks on February 22, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Great video, those are a cool find.



  5. William Hall on February 22, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    WOOD STUFF



  6. Married Man Woodworking on February 22, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Nice find. good video. Thanks



  7. A.P.A. WOOD & METAL on February 22, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Good work šŸ‘. Best wishes šŸ™‚.



  8. Jon Ford Woodworks on February 22, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Nicely done sir – you got to love old handplanes!



  9. A.G. Johnson & Son (AGJohnsonandSon) on February 22, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Very nicely done. It is great to see the ole tools brought back to life. An option you may want to consider is to apply a coat of shellac prior to the wax. It will seal the surface and when polished keeps the surface like glass.



  10. Splinter Fingers Woodworking on February 22, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Cool dude I have decent collection of antique hand planes myself and love using them every chance I get