Today, I went down to Puget Sound Coatings and, for an extremely reasonable price, they bead blasted a jointer plane that was given to me recently (thanks Mike!). I masted all the surfaces that needed to stay flat with Gorilla Tape and they popped it into their cabinet. These guys were incredibly gracious and I thanked them profusely. This is how it looked … nake-id!
Then I took it out to the paint booth (the card board box I got out the the Auto Parts shop recycle bin) and put on some gloss engine black.
This is how it looks now. I’ll be flattening sides and bottom and will sharpen up the blade to see how she runs. I’ll be turning this into my dedicated jointer so it many not need a replacement blade.
Oh .. and I squeezed in a little work on the work bench too. More on that tomorrow.