Handplane Restoration #24: Stanley 112

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 11-21-2009 12:44 AM 6011 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 23: Stanley Bedrock 603 Type 6 Part 24 of Handplane Restoration series Part 25: Stanley 112 Update »

This was a craigslist item that showed up yesterday evening. I quickly arranged to head over to the sellers house and pick it up. The Stanley 112 is a scraping plane used for finishing surfaces similar to a card scraper. According to Patrick Leach, “this is one of the finest tools ever to have been unleashed on the public from New Britain, Connecticut.” It has been on my shopping list for a while.

This one is in pretty good shape. It has some light rust and is missing it’s blade. It also has some very minor pitting on the sole. It should clean-up nicely. A quick trip to the Craftman Studio web site and a replacement hock blade is on it’s way. Attached are some before photos. I will post a follow-up when I have her cleaned up.





Lie-Nielson has a video on setting them up –
and using them –

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

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 11-21-2009 12:57 AM

Wayne, that is a nice looking plane. I will be looking forward to seeing its restoration. With all of these posts on plane restoration it certainly is an incentive to work on my #5 and #8 that belonged to my father.

I have seen posts detailing how to clean up the original blades that were in the plane but, in my opinion, you can’t beat a Hock iron. It was a good idea (especially since it did not have one anyway) to put one in.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-21-2009 01:03 AM

Thanks. I label and set the original blades aside and move my hock blades to the new plane if I happen to upgrade. Then I can restore the original blade. In this case, I could have probably found a cheaper replacement blade at woodcraft, but I am a firm beliver in quality. This plane and blade should last me the rest of my life.

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

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#3 posted 11-21-2009 01:19 AM

Beautiful plane, nice Tote…....I have seen nice/mint blades at ebay time to time, even the dented one for veenering work. Is anything to restore in that plane? Looks ready to go to me….

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#4 posted 11-21-2009 01:46 AM

Hey Wayne,

I just noticed you’re back and active. This should be an interesting restoration. I’ve considered a scraping plane for some time.



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#5 posted 11-21-2009 02:47 AM

Wayne, have you looked at the Lee Valley Scraper?
Unless you stole that #112 it’s worth a peak before you invest in it.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#6 posted 11-21-2009 03:16 AM

Hey Tom it is good to see ya.

Bob, I have quite a bit less invtested in this plane. At this point I am committed.

Moai, It has some rust to be removed and I need to work on the sole. Other than that it is in pretty good shape.

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

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#7 posted 11-21-2009 07:40 PM

Wow, thats a nice one. I wish I hadn’t seen this. Now I’m going to need one of these.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 11-22-2009 01:50 AM

Thats pretty cool…It almost looks like an elaborate holder for a card scraper!


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#9 posted 11-22-2009 10:39 PM

I ordered some Evapo-Rust, think I will give it a try. I have seen quite a few posts about it. I will probably try it on a beater before I use it on the areas with rust on this plane. In this case most of the rust is light. The biggest concern I have for electrolysis is how to dispose of the liquid once your done.

Blake, I would offer to trade it to you for your 62, but I picked up the LN version last year. (and your 62 is a more valueable plane) Still think you got the find of the month.

Brad, pretty much.

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

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