LumberJocks

Stanley 51/52 Shooting Plane #1: I am now the proud owner of this rare plane

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Pjonesy posted 05-28-2017 02:15 AM 3290 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Stanley 51/52 Shooting Plane series Part 2: Progress on the clean up »

I have just acquired this quite rare Stanley 51/52 Shooting Plane in very original if a little rusty condition.
It is my intention to clean the plane up to make it usable again, so I can use it in my model making. I really like using hand tools as much as possible when making models, I think it gives me much greater control and accuracy.
Stanley 51/52 Shooting Plane. photo IMG_20170520_091252023_zpsjtnvihdq.jpg

Stanley 51/52 Shooting Plane photo IMG_20170520_091211121_zps4akfgins.jpg

Does anyone know where I can get an original hold down bracket with wing nut, washer and cup head bolt.
I have acquired a non original bracket but an original would be better, but I am having trouble getting the original Stanley bolt and wing nut.

-- Peter New Zealand



8 comments so far

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

8162 posts in 1302 days


#1 posted 05-28-2017 02:35 AM

That is friggin awesome. I have a newer 51 and love it.

Good luck finding parts bud. Finding one without the other is a score. Finding both is next level shite.

Threads will probably be some custom Stanley pattern. I wish you well and post your progress :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View Dutchy's profile

Dutchy

2520 posts in 1985 days


#2 posted 05-28-2017 07:07 AM

Great acquiring Peter. I hope to see the process of making it usable again, and finally how you use it for your models.
I’m a power tool user and it is always nice to see how others do there job.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

View LittleBlackDuck's profile

LittleBlackDuck

1274 posts in 637 days


#3 posted 05-28-2017 09:22 AM

Wow PJ...Like Dutchy, I’m an electron sucker devotee, but love to use those old “hand me downs” ,which are nowadays in the treasure trove of history, when possible.
Damn… what happened to the days when tools were tools and men were proud of their appendages!

PS. Don’t fret… I hear rumors that electricity will be imported to Kiwiland in the next decade…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

View Dutchy's profile

Dutchy

2520 posts in 1985 days


#4 posted 05-28-2017 09:25 AM


PS. Don t fret… I hear rumors that electricity will be imported to Kiwiland in the next decade…

- LittleBlackDuck

Kiwiland??

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

View WayneC's profile

WayneC

13751 posts in 3914 days


#5 posted 05-28-2017 03:36 PM

Congratulations. What a wonderful plane. I would suggest Eric Robinson at New Hampshire Plane parts as a place to look. I’m trying to find Eric’s email address but here is a link to his eBay store.

http://stores.ebay.com/New-Hampshire-Plane-Parts

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

View WayneC's profile

WayneC

13751 posts in 3914 days


#6 posted 05-28-2017 03:44 PM

His email is eric@nail1.com. I suggest sending him an email as he has much more than what is listed on eBay.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

View Pjonesy's profile

Pjonesy

206 posts in 642 days


#7 posted 05-28-2017 07:49 PM

Thanks Wayne, I have visited his store on line, but now I will send him an e-mail.


His email is eric@nail1.com. I suggest sending him an email as he has much more than what is listed on eBay.

- WayneC


-- Peter New Zealand

View crowie's profile

crowie

1991 posts in 1767 days


#8 posted 05-28-2017 09:23 PM

Hope the restoration proceeds well Peter….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com