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Hand planes #3: Stanley SW no 4 resto

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Blog entry by Mike54Ohio posted 02-27-2017 11:19 PM 891 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Antique mall pick-ups Part 3 of Hand planes series Part 4: Stanley SW no 5 Antique Mall resto »

Finished up the Stanley SW no 4 from the antique mall finds the other day.

Had to repair the knob first. It had a chunk missing and two pieces cracked and ready to fall off. Didn’t have any rosewood so used a small piece of walnut for the patch and epoxied everything into place. I then rough shaped it with a small chisel and then attacked it with some rasps and sandpaper for final shaping.

The tote had the barest remnants of the Stanley Tools sticker on it, so I was careful to not sand it off and applied the finish over it to preserve it. The grain is real nice on this tote

While all that was going on the parts were soaking in Evaporust for a day and here are the before and after shots

And then I threw it at some hickory to see how she worked (before even working on the blade edge) and didn’t cut bad at all. Need to put a good edge on it now

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#1 posted 02-28-2017 02:45 PM

That looks good. Did you paint the top of the plate black? If so how did you keep from getting paint where the frog goes?

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#2 posted 02-28-2017 04:38 PM



That looks good. Did you paint the top of the plate black? If so how did you keep from getting paint where the frog goes?

- Jesden

Nope That is how it came out of the Evapo-Rust solution. The japanning was very nice on it still and I was very happy with that. No paint on anything.

Thanks for looking

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#3 posted 03-03-2017 02:46 AM

Man that was a nice plane. I can’t find them that nice and only be covered in crud. I am restoring some now. I will post pics when I get them done. But I am wanting to make them look new again. Paint and shine and all.

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