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Plane restoration #12: Stanley No 118 & No 130 great block planes!!!!

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Blog entry by Alonso posted 1670 days ago 11022 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey folks,

I’ve been quite busy on the shop and I didn’t had time to make new entries on my blog, but here I’m again.

In the last trip to the local flea market, I was able to get quite a lot of tools that need some attention, between some of then there was a couple of nice Stanley block planes, (# 130 & 118) This is what I got.

Stanley No 130

Stanley No 118

Like always, after some work they turned out nicely..

Lapped sole and side walls

Honed blade

A group picture

Thanks for looking

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



11 comments so far

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Ecocandle

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#1 posted 1670 days ago

Those are beautiful. What does lapped mean?

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Alonso

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#2 posted 1670 days ago

Brian,

Perhaps this may help you

Alonso

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

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hunter71

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#3 posted 1669 days ago

You got my attention. I have a couple planes around the shop, some I use, some just sitting on shelves. I began looking up Stanley Planes http://homepages.sover.net/~nichael/nlc-wood/stanref-num.html The authors comments are quite personalized, but some good information can be found. There certainly are a lot of different ones. Some quite valuable. Think I will sort out mine today. Yours are beautiful.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1669 days ago

Alonso, these look pretty good. At this rate you are going to run out of room to store this collection that you are building. :)

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

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WayneC

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#5 posted 1669 days ago

I’m surprised how well the 118 cleaned up. Very nice. You done a #65 yet?

Hunter check out Patrick’s Blood and Gore….

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html

This site has very good descriptions of stanley planes and covers all models.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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bigike

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#6 posted 1669 days ago

nice work, there is a guy selling one of these (#130) on ebay.com right now for a real good price.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Alonso

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#7 posted 1669 days ago

Scott,

You are correct, I’m already running out of space to store all of my plane collection, I hope this coming weekend start with the Plane cabinet storage project.

Wayne,

Not yet, I’m still waiting to get a couple of decent #65’s, 60 1/2’s & 18’s

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

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WayneC

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#8 posted 1669 days ago

Good luck finding them. I really like their design and the way feel in use. I have a #65 with a hock blade that performs as well as my LN 60 1/2.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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JeffR

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#9 posted 1668 days ago

Alonso,

New member here. I really admire your work, you do a fine job of restoration while still leaving a bit of the age in the tool. Can you comment on your current cleaning, prepping, painting methods? I like the patina you leave on the tools you re-finish and would like to get similar results. Are you still using Evaporust (and elbow grease) as your primary cleaner? When you are re-painting, do you remove all old paint first, what do you use for paint removal? What type of paint are you using? Just using brasso and a buffing wheel to clean brass? On the wood handles, you must be careful with the sanding, what do you use to prep and then finish the wood. What are you using for final oiling of the tool?

Ha, lots of question for a new guy eh??

Thanks for any advice, I look forward to posting some photos as I find some old rusting chunks to make useable again.

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Alonso

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#10 posted 1668 days ago

Jeff,

Thanks for your comment, I’m glad you like my work, and don’t worry about many questions, if I can answer them we should be okay. I’ll come back with an answer for your questions in a bit.

Alonso

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

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1659 days ago

Very nice planes

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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