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Handplanes #2: Stanley No. 5 restoration

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Blog entry by Newfounlandwood posted 04-21-2010 06:51 PM 1174 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just finished fettling my No. 5 Stanley. I don’t know if it’s a restoration as such….not much done in the way of looks. The plane is a WWII Stanley, japanning is 90%, no major damage to the tote or knob. She was very blunt and had a tendency to chatter alot. Here she is:

First off I flattened the bottom using grits 80, 120, and 220 which were glued to a piece of bullet proof plexiglass I brought home from work with some 3M Super 77. The sole was quite out of wack, however I did not want to remove to much material and open the mouth. I feel I got it to a point that is acceptable

Next off I flattened and sharpened the blade using my Worksharp 3000. I also ensured there was no gap between the chip breaker and the blade, giving it a sharp edge as well.

The tote was loose so I filed the main screw through the body down a little to remove the sloppiness:

Next I filed any high points from the face and bottom of the frog as well as where it sits in the bottom casting:

I lubricated all moving parts with a product called fluid film:

Here is the finnished product. She takes wonderful shavings, is chatter free, and easily adjusts from see through shavings to nice heavy ones. It’s not a Lie Neilson, but it does me fine

Any comment or criticism is welcome. I’m relatively new to this so I welcome any tips as well. Sorry about the picture sizes guys. I got it under control for next time ;)

Dennis

-- My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.



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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 04-21-2010 06:56 PM

Nice overhaul !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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newplane

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 08:53 PM

Looks like you don’t need any help at all friend! Just remember that if your planing the face of a board to camber the blade a little so you don’t get lines. Though not necessary you could sand the tote and knob for a better feel.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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Marc5

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#3 posted 04-22-2010 02:57 AM

Sweet! Looks to me like you got it down to a science. From what I can see, it looks like you got proper contact from the scratch pattern in the bed. No chattering, almost full blade shavings; it is time put it to work. I got a lot of satisfaction tunning up my Dads old #5 and getting to work better than when he had it.

Old tools need a home too.

-- Marc

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bigike

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#4 posted 04-22-2010 03:03 AM

great work, i hate flattening the soles of large planes it’s alot of work, but you made it look easy here.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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