Stanley 60 1/2 block plane restore

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Blog entry by MNclone posted 04-23-2015 02:40 AM 1105 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Came across a 60 1/2 block plane at a garage sale last summer for a couple bucks. It was in great shape except for the massive cracks on both sides of the mouth. So I picked up some crusty 60 1/2 parts on eBay to make a complete plane.

Cracked mouth

Couple busted 60 1/2's

The japanning was pretty much gone on the replacement cap and body, so after some time in electrylosis it got some duplicolor engine enamel. The blade, depth adjuster, knob, and eccentric lever were all taken from the original plane.
So here you have it, Cleaned up, sharpened up, and making fine shavings.

Thin shavings from 60 1/2

See through shaving from 60 1/2

I’ll get some better pictures posted at a later date.

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#1 posted 04-24-2015 03:40 PM

very nice, I always enjoy seeing others save old tools

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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