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Hand Tool Journey #10: Stanley SW #3C Rehab.. Done!

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 04-08-2013 03:26 AM 1502 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Stanley SW #3C Rehab.. The During Continued.. Part 10 of Hand Tool Journey series Part 11: Crown Handle Replacement Surgery.. »

FINALLY! I recieved my replacement SW frog on Friday and went to work getting it cleaned up and ready for installation today. Works great and the shavings you see are from the blade as I received it as I haven’t sharpened it yet!

Just a refresher.. the before..

Annnnnnnd The After!

Thanks for reading!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com



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Mosquito

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 03:28 AM

Wow what a save. That is sweet!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Mauricio

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 03:28 AM

Very nice!

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

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Airframer

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 03:34 AM

Thanks guys! I just edited the pics. I forgot to resize them before posting. Now you can see the whole kit and kaboodle!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 03:36 AM

Fantastic.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#5 posted 04-08-2013 03:39 AM

Looks great. Hard to believe you did not want to keep that bolt holding the lever cap.

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OnlyJustME

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#6 posted 04-08-2013 03:55 AM

Nice Job. Looks like someone went to town on the iron.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Airframer

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#7 posted 04-08-2013 03:59 AM

Shane No unfortunately the bolt had to go and whoever replaced the screw with the bolt drilled out the hole and re tapped it so I had to get a new frog for this. That and they had ground down the iron bed so much that the lateral adjuster was getting stuck in the blade and was essentially in operable.

OnlyJustME That…...would be me lol *hides.. The blade had a nasty S curve on the top end of it and it required so persuading to get it flattened out again. The dents don;t effect the function at all so I am not bothered by them in the least.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Don W

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#8 posted 04-08-2013 10:37 AM

Nice save.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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jap

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#9 posted 04-08-2013 12:49 PM

awesome restore

-- Joel

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ratchet

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#10 posted 04-08-2013 03:19 PM

Are you kidding me? Thats the same plane??? You did a fantastic job and its now ready for the next 100 years or so.

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Don Broussard

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#11 posted 04-08-2013 03:38 PM

@Airframer—Great job! You are getting really good at bringing the old iron back to life!

I have a couple of corrugated bottom planes, and I wonder if you repainted in between the corrugations on the sole. I usually apply rattle can flat black to the bottom before I flatten the sole. Did you repaint/recoat the bottom? Just curious.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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OnlyJustME

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#12 posted 04-08-2013 05:15 PM

I didn’t know the corrugations on the bottom had paint/jappaning in them.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Airframer

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#13 posted 04-08-2013 05:22 PM

I didn’t either and as far as I know they don’t? No I just painted the bed and frog on this guy. Thanks for all the kind words folks!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Levelonlevel

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#14 posted 04-08-2013 05:27 PM

Beautiful job. I am new here, but I do recognize talent.

-- A craftsman is not judged by the tools they have, but rather by what they can do with what they have..

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Don Broussard

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#15 posted 04-08-2013 07:00 PM

@OJM & @Airframer—I must have gotten some aftermarket modified corrugated planes. While I won’t remove the ones I’ve already painted and flattened, I’ll leave any future corrugated bottoms bare. Thanks for the comments.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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