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Blog series by JustJoe updated 06-23-2013 10:44 PM 2 parts 4478 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Stanley #4 Rehab, the Journey Begins

06-20-2013 04:01 PM by JustJoe | 9 comments »

I’ve got a years worth of derusting to do, so I decided to just make a blog series of it. Welcome to part 1 of my insanity… As I mentioned in a prevous post, the next piece up for restoration from my pile of misfit tools was this vintage Stanley #4. Yea, it’s a sad sight to behold. Twenty years ago planes in this condition would be parted out for replacement in better planes. But this is a type 17 model made between 1942-1945. That’s right, it’s a veteran o...

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Part 2: Stanley #4 Rehab, Done For Now.

06-23-2013 10:44 PM by JustJoe | 4 comments »

The Type 17 Stanley #4 rehab is, for now, complete. For those with short memories, this is how it looked when we started this journey: The more I worked on this plane, the more two little sayings kept coming into my head:1. Like putting lipstick on a pig. – Every time I shined some part up the rest of it just looked uglier and uglier.2. Beauty is skin-deep but ugly goes to the bone. – I found pits inside pits. If I kept grinding away until every bit of ugly was off this pla...

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