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Blog entry by Betsy posted 11-27-2007 06:44 AM 957 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK – I’ve pulled out my Stanley that I bought off e-bay a few weeks ago. These are a few pictures to get the blog started.

Some front views for overall effect:
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You can see from those photos this plane is not as bad as some.

Here’s a shot of the mostly disassemled plane.

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This is a shot of the tote and front knob. The picture does not do justice to how rough the wood is. Feels worse than my winter hands.

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You can see that the body is not that bad as far as rust goes.

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The cutter, frog and cap iron are going to need some work.
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Just a little penetrating oil and a brass brush and these cleaned up ok—- still work to do, but this shows that it can be done.

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I could not get a picture of this but the sole really needs lapping. It is sooooo not flat. I could probably get 4 playing cards between the sole and the straight edge – in front of and just behind the throat. There is not twist though – that’s a good thing.

Several questions for you guys.

First – why can’t I get my pictures to show the whole picture and not just the left side?

I was going to get the battery charger and the bucket out to get the rust off this piece, but I think penetrating oil and a brush will get most of it. Would it be wrong to use a dremel tool’s brush on this?

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine



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Karson

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#1 posted 11-27-2007 06:47 AM

Find the blog on using Citric Acid. Someone posted a plane in the last week and it cleaned up great.

I’ve not tried it. I’m still looking for some.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Betsy

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#2 posted 11-27-2007 07:01 AM

thanks Karson. I think Wayne made mention of citric acid being used by beer makers. So if you have a local brew club they can probably put you on to some. I have friends that make beer and wine so I’m going to check with them.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Karson

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#3 posted 11-27-2007 07:09 AM

I think it is also available in the Grocery store, but in small quantities.

Here is the blog I was remembering. PanamaJack

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#4 posted 11-27-2007 07:15 AM

Betsy looks like you are off to a good start. I’ve still got a couple that I need to get started on – maybe after the Holidays I get going on it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Betsy

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#5 posted 11-27-2007 07:31 AM

Thanks canjun. I’m looking into Karson’s sugesstion of citric acid. I don’t think this plane needs the heavy duty treatment. It’s not that bad.The wood parts need some major TLC to be comfortable in my hands, but overall it’s not a bad first restoration plane to be working on. I hope I can do some justice to it.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 11-27-2007 01:21 PM

re: pix .. the size is too large for the site layout. I save mine to 550 width. I forget what the maximum is- something like 640

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 11-27-2007 03:05 PM

Betsy, That plane is in pretty good shape for a WW2 manufacture. I would use the electrolisis on it. I think once you get it going from David’s blog it is really simple. Then the next one will be easier. You might check on e-bay to see if you can get a brass adjustment knob for it. The Bakelite is kinda neat but not as durable. You actually could have sharpened the iron and went to work with this one.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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