Handplane Restoration #25: Stanley 112 Update

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 11-26-2009 06:45 AM 3863 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a quick update. I ordered and recieved a Hock replacement blade for the plane from Craftsman Studio. While I was at it, I had a moment of weakness and also ordered a Hock burnishing rod. I really like Craftsman Studio, good prices and quick shipping.

The burnishing rod comes without a handle so I enlisted one of my friends to turn a quick brass handle. The Hock blade is very high quality and I like the finish. Photos are below.

I also have a some evapo-rust on order. Once that is here, I will get after the restoration. It will be interesting to see how well it works.


Hock burnishing rod

Stanley 112 with hock blade and burnishing rod


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#1 posted 11-26-2009 05:09 PM

Thanks for the update. Keep then coming because they are very informative.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#2 posted 11-27-2009 07:39 PM

Cool deal, Wayne. I’m about to order some evapo-rust too. I have some saw plates I want to clean up that way. I’ve already done some electrolysis on them but it didn’t quite get it all. I think to accommodate the length, I had to have too large of a vessel to effectively work with my charger. I’ve heard the lower the amps the better… Works great in a 5gal bucket at around 1/2 amp but I could never get below about 3 amps with a larger trash can.

Have you ever done electrolysis on saws?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#3 posted 11-27-2009 07:42 PM

I’ve shyed away from electrolysis. There may be others here with some more experience with it that can chime in.

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 06:17 AM

Have you tried scraping with it yet? The #112 is one of those tools that, once you start using it, you wonder how you survived without it for so long. I was giddy for several days after I got mine working. Too bad they are so expensive. I think that has a lot to do with why not too many use them: you have to be a galoot to be willing to spend the money.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 06:25 AM

Not yet. I got the evao rust yesterday, but have not had time to play with it. I was going to grab a beater block plane and try it out on that first.

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

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