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Blog series by Alonso updated 02-10-2010 09:01 AM 14 parts 119822 reads 139 comments total

Part 1: Vintage Stanley/Bailey No 3 SW--first plane ever restored

12-26-2009 10:33 AM by Alonso | 24 comments »

Ok so the title says it all. This is my first plane ever restored so I will appreciated any kind of criticism that can help me improve on this endeavor Disclaimer This blog contains 32 images, I do this to provide as much as detail as possible. I got a very old ( at least that’s what I can tell from the condition I bought it, can anyone help me to find out how old this plane is by looking at the pictures?) Stanley No 3 on ebay for the incredible price of $7.04 !!! last week....

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Part 2: Stanley/Bailey No 6 is done!!!

12-27-2009 09:56 AM by Alonso | 6 comments »

As I said on the previous blog, I started working on the restoration for the No 6 early today. I went to HF and I picked up a brand new 6” buffer,a gallon of Evapo-rust, some polishing compound some sanding drums and some other miscellaneous items that all together help me out to accomplished this new task. On this new blog I didn’t took that many pictures as on the past one but surely there are enough for everyone to enjoy. I will like to start by saying that Evapo-rust ...

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Part 3: Stanley/Bailey No 6 second plane part #1

01-05-2010 09:01 AM by Alonso | 10 comments »

I came back from work today, after a very long break of 17 days, it was a really hard day since I had it to get use to wake up early deal with the traffic, the boss etc, I was literally dragging all day long, and to my surprise I found that the second No 6 I got on ebay was already waiting for me to start the restoration. Let’s take a look what I got. I think I’m having some kind of attraction for highly abused and damaged planes, I really love to see the restoration process being...

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Part 4: Stanley/Bailey No 6 second plane part #2 of 3

01-07-2010 09:08 AM by Alonso | 5 comments »

Hey folks, We did lot of progress on the latest restoration project for the second Baiiley No 6 that I got from Ebay, and I can almost call this a complete project, but I still need to find out how to resolve the issue with the broken horn on the tote, and if anybody else can help me with this question I post earlier, the blade is very very sharp but is not square (there may be a 1/16 gap on one of the corners) so if anyone else know how to resolve the issue I have on that post that will b...

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Part 5: Today was a great day......No 4, No 78, and my new favorite tool No 220

01-09-2010 09:27 AM by Alonso | 5 comments »

Hey folks, Today I started working on a my sencond Bench/Desk/Chest combo for one of my mother co-workers, everything was looking pretty good, no issues at all, but just kind of bored, I felt sort of lonely for a little while. Usually due to the economic crisis, I have 3 days weekends, so I was going to spend most of the day alone until my dad came from work. Suddenly I heard the ring bell, it was pretty early, (not even (9:00 am.) and next to the door it was the mailman along wi...

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Part 6: What a nice deal...

01-18-2010 10:23 PM by Alonso | 9 comments »

Hello Folks, I would like to start this new episode of my restoration blog with a question. Have any of you ever bought something that make you feel like you are the luckiest person of the world? Well it happened to me last Friday. I headed up to my local flea market ( the same one I know doesn’t have any tools at all) but heck who knows maybe one day, maybe today, I though. After about 45 minutes I was ready to leave empty handed, but there were a couple more of tents to look ...

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Part 7: Stanley/Bailey No 5 1/4

01-19-2010 08:07 AM by Alonso | 4 comments »

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.. ... After a close inspection the japanning seems to be in a great condition, I will say around 98-9...

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Part 8: Stanley No 921 10 inch Brace

01-19-2010 08:21 AM by Alonso | 5 comments »

Hey Lj’s This is another tool that was part of the nice deal on the local flea market. This is my first brace that I ever own, I haven’t try it yet, but I need it to restored before doing anything else. After looking at the Stanley Catalog from 1914 I found out that the handles are made out of Cocobolo, nice…. let’s see how it came out…. I need to say that this restoration was a bit different, I ran out of Evaporust, and I really want ...

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Part 9: Now its turn for the hand drills...

01-22-2010 07:44 AM by Alonso | 14 comments »

Hey Folks, I’ve been quite busy on the shop working on restoring the tools that I got recently on a flea market. I got a couple of hand drills that were in a really sad shape. Like always, I like to get them back to life and gave them a really nice look. This is what I got at the flea market Stanley Hand drill type B Goodell Pratt with a patent date of AUG-18-1895 And now this is how they look. ...

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Part 10: Shelton No4.. Very nice find

01-26-2010 08:22 AM by Alonso | 12 comments »

Hey Folks, Yesterday my dad and I went to a local flea market and we found several items that we really liked and of course we ended up taking home, among those there was a bench plane that caught the attention of my dad. I never heard anything about them before. However I did my homework and this is what I found..Shelton Plane & Tool Mfg. Co. made planes in Shelton , Conn., from 1932 until 1954..when they sold thier plane division to Stanley due to the basic fact that they could ju...

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Part 11: Stanley No 102 and a little bit of work on a No 220

01-26-2010 08:46 AM by Alonso | 9 comments »

Folks, This last weekend I was able to get to work on a block plane that I just left aside the day I got it, also I was able to do some more work on a No 220 that I blogged here a few days ago. Its really impressive how a couple of hours of work can change a tool so dramatically not just to look better but also to perform better. Sorry about the blurry photos but again I forgot to take some pics before starting the restoration and I just got a couple of screenshots from the seller ...

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Part 12: Stanley No 118 & No 130 great block planes!!!!

01-30-2010 08:44 AM by Alonso | 11 comments »

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...

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Part 13: I finally got it... still looking for a couple more

02-09-2010 08:45 AM by Alonso | 13 comments »

Hey Folks, I’ve been pretty busy working on the shop lately, between plane restoration and a few past due projects that I had, I didn’t have time to make a new blog entry until now. Last week I got a lot with 10 bench planes out eBay, for a pretty good price. Out of those 10 planes there were 2 No’s 7 and 1 No 8. I couldn’t believe it, mi first No 8, and it was on a very sad condition. It is a No 8 Type 9 1902-1907, yes this baby is somewhere between 103 and 108 ...

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Part 14: So many planes.... time for an storage solution...

02-10-2010 09:01 AM by Alonso | 12 comments »

When you have so many planes and not an effective way to storage them, you need to came up with something, and quick, at least that was my situation. For the last couple of weeks I was looking for the “right” design, I did some research, and several of you make some pretty good suggestions. I decide to combine a couple of designs and make my very own Plane Storage Wall Hung Cabinet. It hung from the wall very securely thanks to a French Cleat, So far it serves my needs, ...

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