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Plane restoration #7: Stanley/Bailey No 5 1/4

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Blog entry by Alonso posted 01-19-2010 08:07 AM 7357 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: What a nice deal... Part 7 of Plane restoration series Part 8: Stanley No 921 10 inch Brace »

Hey folks,

This time it was turn for one of the tools that lucky me I got on a nice deal with an old woman in a local flea market.

Like most of the hand tools that I had bought recently, I look for the rustier and the ones that seems like nobody wants them at all, the ones that most people will classified them as “junk”

Let’s see what I got..

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After a close inspection the japanning seems to be in a great condition, I will say around 98-99%.

Ok lets see the final result after a few hours of work.

Not bad at all hee? Totally worth the $4 i paid for it :)

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.



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Jim

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#1 posted 01-19-2010 01:32 PM

Looks nice! I just won an auction the other day for one of these with the corrugated bottom, and I’m hoping mine comes out half as nice as this. I’m going to try electrolysis but never done it before so should be interesting. You definitely struck gold with that deal you found, can’t wait to see the no. 7

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 01-19-2010 02:01 PM

Alonso, this looks as good as it did when it was brand new. Nice score on the plane and you did a wonderful job of restoration, too.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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ratchet

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#3 posted 01-19-2010 03:18 PM

Very nice restoration. Why would somebody dril a hole throught the tote? I’ve seen holes drilled in the planes body to hang up but never before in the tote.

$4.00 = you suck

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kosta

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#4 posted 01-19-2010 09:57 PM

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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