Stanley Jack Plane Restore

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Blog entry by RobD posted 08-08-2008 09:57 PM 7601 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch


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#1 posted 08-08-2008 10:55 PM

Great job with the restore! I LOVE getting old planes back into shape. I have about 15 now, and I haven’t paid more than $20 for a plane, and often getting 2-3 in a batch for that price…not including the shipping though.

Of all those planes, I think I have 3 that were just garbage, but I was able to salvage blades, or totes off those.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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#2 posted 08-08-2008 11:45 PM

Its so cool to see an old 5 modified and cleaned to meet the needs of it’s user. Sometimes it seems that people forget they are tools, which were met to be used. Enjoy your new tool.

-- Ciao, gth.

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#3 posted 08-09-2008 12:13 AM

This post was just in time. I have a #5 made by Miller Falls that I was going to put on Ebay. Maybe I’ll work on the blade, as per your blog, and see how it works. Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 08-09-2008 12:24 AM

For the real deal go here:
Go here:
Chris is the man…

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#5 posted 08-09-2008 08:24 AM

Nice work on the jack plane! I use my #5 for the same purpose. I don’t own a scrub and can’t see that I’ll need one down the line. Your post helps bolster that view.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 08-09-2008 09:35 AM

Nice work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#7 posted 01-05-2012 01:49 AM

still trying to get rid of that No. 40?

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