I purchased this Norris from the online shop. Mostly just as a change of tack. I had just finished restoring two very nice Spiers panel planes and was about to start on a Mathieson Smoother when I noticed a beat up Norris online. Although I see myself a Spiers collector I still have an interest in the other makers.
When I received the plane it had the usual surprises. The adjuster was loose and bent, the lever cap screw was too big to fit into the adjuster and there was a crack to the handle. “Nothing to see here,”
There isn’t much that can’t be put right.
The plane is now in my workshop and I’ll see how it goes.
A couple of days in the workshop and you have the above result. Over the coming years, the japanning will get richer and the brightwork will dull, job done.