Handplane Restoration #13: Record T5 Technical Jack Plane

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 04-28-2007 06:33 PM 9439 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Stanley Bailey #4 1/2 Type 19 Part 13 of Handplane Restoration series Part 14: Stanley Bailey #5 1/4 Junior Jack Plane »

I’m doing another easy plane today. I’m watching Norm build table saw jigs this morning and thought I would get another plane posted before I headed out to turn those pens.
This is another ebay find. I had been looking for one a while and only seen a couple listed on ebay.

My plan is to use this plane as my miter plane until I can afford a Lie-Nielson or perhaps find one for $5 at a garage sale (one can only hope).

Record T5 Handplane

This plane was made in the United Kingdom and was used in schools there to teach woodworking. It has larger sides than a normal #5. This one is in excellent condition except for the fact that it is missing it’s side handle. I’m on the hunt for one and if anyone sees one, please let me know.

Record T5 - Side

Record T5 - Back


Blade out

To complete this plane, I’m replacing the blade and chipbreaker with a Hock blade. Also applied some 3 in 1 Oil to the moving parts and waxed the plane.

Record T5 Technical Jack Plane - After

So far I have completed going through 3 planes

Progress to Date

This is what I have in the queue

Left to do

Left to do - Other side

Also, people may wonder why there are no block planes on my restoration list. This a picture of my smaller planes. As you can see, there is really no restoration needed. I have been looking for a Stanley #18. If I find one, I will add it to the restoration list.

Small Planes

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

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#1 posted 01-16-2009 01:05 AM

I used to have one, it’s a nice plane, just never used it.


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Francisco Luna

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#2 posted 02-16-2009 10:55 PM

Nice set of planes, the Record looks beautiful, would be nice to make a custom handle for it out of Rosewood or Cocobolo.
My set…...........:-D

-- 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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#3 posted 10-12-2010 11:35 PM

Are you happy for the T5?
I have been looking also at this, and thinking to get one.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 03-30-2011 03:09 PM

hi, ive got a t5 record for sale..good condition ..sadlly no side handle

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#5 posted 04-14-2011 08:07 PM

Better a slow response than no response. If you can find one for a good price it might be worth it. If you get up there then a #6 Stanley, low angle jack plane or others can be more effective.

Any bites on your plane Jabe?

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

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