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Restored hand planes #1: Stanley No.8 and No.5

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Blog entry by Rogerdat posted 04-29-2012 04:19 AM 1400 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just finished restoring two vintage hand planes. They are both Stanley’s. A No.5 and a No.8. I was able to score both of them off of EBay. Got lucky with the No.8. Both were in pretty rough shape. Sorry, no before pics. Forgot to snap a few. But both were pretty well rusted over. After a little bit of sanding and smoothing I taped off the sides and the sole and used glossy black to freshen it up. The handle on the No.8 is a replacement made from rosewood. Thanks for reading. Still have a few more to refurb. Will post more when done. Thanks again!

-- Chris



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#1 posted 04-30-2012 11:44 AM

we’ll be watching for the pic’s

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 04:57 PM

-- Chris

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 05:00 PM

Sorry it took so long for the Pics. having a little trouble posting with an IPad.

-- Chris

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 05:17 PM

nice work on both of them. Did you make new totes? What made you decide to paint the cap?

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 07:12 PM

Thanks for the compliment Don. The tote on the No.5 is the original. Both knobs are also original. But I didn’t make a new one for the No.8. I found a guy who makes them. Eventually I do plan on making my own for some future refurbs., once my shop is in more of order for more consistent hobby work. As far as the caps being painted I decided to paint them mostly do to the heavy pitting. Felt they would look better painted. Most of the planes I’m planning on restoring are going to be for my own personal use and some I’m going to try and sell for a few bucks to help support the hobby. I’ve actually found fixing and restoring them is quite relaxing and therapeutic.

-- Chris

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 08:33 PM

I’ve actually found fixing and restoring them is quite relaxing and therapeutic.

Ditto

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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