Here is yet another one of my plane restorations. I don’t have a before picture of this plane because it is actually a mix of 3 different Stanley jack planes. I was restoring 3 of them at the same time and I mixed and matched the parts on them. I believe this one to be a type 11.
The only thing to note about the restoration of this one thats different from the others I posted is that I did my first handle repair. The Rosewood handle on this plane was broke in two pieces when I got it. I honestly didn’t think I was going to be able to repair and restore the handle to the shape that I did.
To fix the handle I first cleaned the surface area in which I was going to glue with mineral spirits. I made sure to scrub it really good with a fine abrasive pad. Once clean and dry I applied some wood glue and then simply clamped it by screwing the handle back onto the plane. The screw in which attaches the handle to the plane body gave plenty enough pressure to clamp it tightly.
Once dry I used yet another new approach to sanding the handle. This time I used my Dremmel tool with a fine abrasive buff attachment. The sanding drums on the Dremmel tool are way to coarse and leave burning and remove to much material. However I found these abrasive buffs to do a fantastic job. It made sanding the handle a breeze and it allowed me to spend special attn to fixed area. You can see in the pictures only a very slight line where it was repaired.
These abrasive buffs also work great on the small metal & brass parts and hard to reach areas.
In the coming days I will be posting my finished restorations for my #4, #7 and some different block planes.
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"