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Stanley Jack Plane Restore

08-08-2008 09:57 PM by RobD | 7 comments »

I have been using a vintage Stanley scrub for a while to get my lumber down to the right thickness. However, I have found the space between the handle and the iron on this plane to be a little cramped. After reading Woodworking Magazine’s blog about fore (jack planes), I thought I would see if I could pick up a good cheap #5 and put good camber on its blade.. Here is the Stanley jack plane I bought off eBay for about $20.. From the looks of the low knob, frog and three patent dates in the casting, it looks mostly like a type 11.. (1910-1918). The lever cap and blades are later additions but this plane is not going in display case. Its going to be used to hog off lumber. ...

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