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Restoring grandfathers tools #4: stanley 120 restore

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 302 days ago 786 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As shown in part 2 i had a Stanley 120 that was my grandfathers, i finally got around to cleaning it up.
it was pretty crusty and the japping was completely shot

Not much else to say, I haven’t gotten around to making any shavings with it, as the blade is still in bad shape. It was obviously sharpened by grinder, and has a serious uneven radius. Working on at least getting the bevel consistant across the radius, figured may as well use it as a scrub block if i even do use it.

Here are some pictures:
pictured with my 65 1/2 i will cover in anther blog maybe.

got a new paint job and polish

haven’t looked up a type study for block planes but if anyone could id from the blade stamp maybe you could help me date it?

found a knob in a box of block plane parts i bought some time back, cleaned it up and installed.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"



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Mauricio

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#1 posted 294 days ago

Those cleaned up very nicely Justin. Thats a sweet little plane.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Don W

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#2 posted 294 days ago

nice restores.

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

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 294 days ago

Justin, you’re doing a very nice job on these. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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WayneC

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#4 posted 294 days ago

They came out great. Good to see them back in service.

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

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