Hand Tool Journey #9: Stanley SW #3C Rehab.. The During Continued..

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Airframer posted 04-02-2013 04:25 AM 1604 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Stanley SW #3C Rehab.. The During Part 9 of Hand Tool Journey series Part 10: Stanley SW #3C Rehab.. Done! »

I am down to waiting on paint to dry with this restoration. Here is a quick breakdown of todays events..

Scrub the base clean and prepped for paint.

Now you can clearly see the patent markings..

Same for the frog..

Prime then paint… I don’t bother masking the areas that need lapping since they will all be sanded clean anyway. Saves time and leaves a cleaner line on the japanning from what I can tell.

While that was drying outside I got started on the hardware. Everything got scrubbed on the drill press and wire wheel and the brass took a Brasso bath..

Hardware done..

Once the paint had cured enough not to run when tipped I placed it in my redneck drying kiln.. aka the shop oil heater lol..

Stay tuned for the conclusion :-)

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

5 comments so far

View Brandon's profile


4152 posts in 2977 days

#1 posted 04-02-2013 05:10 AM

Looking good. This is one of my favorite types of Baileys. I love the lettering that runs parallel to the tote. Looking forward to the finished project.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

View Don W's profile

Don W

18754 posts in 2593 days

#2 posted 04-02-2013 10:36 AM

Excellent. Good for another 100 years.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

View ratchet's profile


1391 posts in 3812 days

#3 posted 04-02-2013 12:42 PM

“my redneck drying kiln” = priceless. Looks like its going to be a fine plane when you are done. Have you considered taking a small fine file to the brass srews to clean the burrs off and make them look like “new” again?
Thanks for sharing the journey…looking forward to seeing some shavings down the road.

View Mauricio's profile


7144 posts in 3177 days

#4 posted 04-03-2013 09:11 PM

looking sweet man!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

View Airframer's profile


3043 posts in 1978 days

#5 posted 04-04-2013 02:51 PM

So it turns out that I needed a new frog for this guy. I got it all assembled and that was when I noticed that the bolt (seen in the before pic) that had been used to hold the lever cap in place is a larger diameter and a courser thread pitch than the standard screw. I guess the original owner had drilled and tapped it to fit for whatever reason. Also the frogs blade ramp had been lapped to much and the lateral adjuster is just a smidgen higher than the rest of the ramp making it hit the blade when you try to adjust left or right.

Luckily I have found a replacement SW era frog and it is on it’s way to me as we speak. It is coming together now I just have to decide.. camber jack or straight smoother for the blade?

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics