Restoring grandfathers tools #2: his planes

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 06-07-2012 02:37 AM 4799 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are the 3 hand planes that my Grandfather owned. Now i have no real experience with hand planes other than having someone set them up and letting me piddle with them, but it is a skill I would like to learn. Since these obviously need some work to get them back in shape, I figure this would be a good way to learn. Hopefully with some help from this community, i can restore these back to some good working order. All the blades are dull and completely out of align, even my novice self knows this.

2 of these are Stanley planes, the third i have no idea, maybe someone can enlighten me.

Stanley Bailey #5

Stanley #120

and the Mystery plane ( coloring maybe Craftsman?, based on bench vice that has the same)

gonna take these apart one by one, try to sharpen the blades (if possible) clean and possibly repaint them, any advice or ideas on how to do such would be appreciated.

found Don W’s blog’s and doing some research:

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi"

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 10:53 AM

here another

Also check out Waynec’s abd dans

They should clean up great.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 11:16 AM

I hope it goes well; you will be so proud of them when you finish.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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