TheseĀ  planes are from Dad’s collection of woodworking tools. They have been in storage for some twenty years – but the time has come for their caretaker to polish them up, and apply as much TLC as they can absorb.

Dad restored all three to working order, and he was especially fond of the largest: ideal for straightening long edges, and smoothing wide, irregular surfaces.

After so many years of solitude, they will soon resume their familiar vocation in the company of old friends – and so will I.

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