This is a vintage W.S. No.4 smoothing plane. Featuring a hardwood tote and knob and a brass lever cap. Tastefully restored and ready to go back to work. Ships to UK.
WS (William Swift, Birmingham) planes are something of a rarity to find in good condition.
The smoothing plane is an important tool in any woodworker’s toolbox and probably the most used of all the bench planes.
WOODEN TOTE & KNOB
The WS (William Swift) plane has a hardwood knob (front) and a hardwood tote (rear). I have carefully removed the old finish to retain the patina laid down by decades of woodworking use and then treated with oil and paste wax for a silky smooth finish.
The Sole measures 9 7/8″ x 2 3/8″. The Plane has a good length Sheffield 2″ cutting blade.
READY FOR USE AGAIN
Restoring old hand-tools, particularly bench planes, is something of a passion for me. This particular W.S. No.4 came to me requiring some restoration. Having been through my process, the plane is now ready for work once again.
Will you be the one to put it to good use…?
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