Sister-in-law pinged me Saturday for a "planer" to trim a door that wouldn't close.
I knew my F-I-L had one of his dad's kicking around in the garage somewhere. Also feared it hadn't been used since wife's grandpa passed. Somewhere around 1970.
A little penetrating oil, a little wire brush, a little sandpaper, and a lot of elbow grease. 2 hours later:
Didn't want to polish it up or clean it too much - maintain as much as possible of the classic patina, while ensuring the bottom is flat, and the rust is gone.
Blade is shaving sharp at 2000-grit now. Chisel-grind is pretty easy with sandpaper on glass.
B-I-L followed up - door was stuck because there was a coat hanger caught in it! So they don't need a plane after all.
So, now I have one!
I got a new old knife. Anyone know what it is?