Yet another Handplane Restoration blog #1: Stanley #6 - disassembly

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Blog entry by John posted 05-10-2012 05:18 PM 1812 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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my eBay score…

type 9 per the web resources; so it’s a Stanley Bailey #6 that’s at least 105 years old (which, to my kids, is roughly the same age as me)

remarkably good shape with a the requisite broken tote, but most of the horn intact

evapo-rust due in the mail tomorrow – tote to be epoxied tonight – let the games begin!

stanley plane #6 type-9 restore

stanley plane #6 type-9 restore

stanley plane #6 type-9 restore

stanley plane #6 type-9 restore

stanley plane #6 type-9 restore

stanley plane #6 type-9 restore

stanley plane #6 type-9 restore

thanks for looking!

-- John - Central PA -

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#1 posted 05-10-2012 05:39 PM

These vintage hand tools are hard to come by. “They just don’t make ‘em like they used to…”

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 05:48 PM

looks like a good beginning

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 05-10-2012 05:50 PM

Sweet, good luck should be fun.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-10-2012 09:10 PM

she’s gonna be sweat!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#5 posted 05-10-2012 09:29 PM

I now have about twenty of these “oldie-but-goodie” planes in the shop, some looked much worse than your pics. A few hours of my time to perform some TLC and now I have planes that are a joy to use.

Nice score! Hope your restoration goes well. BTW…love all the pics you provided.

-- Nicky

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#6 posted 05-10-2012 09:37 PM

That’s a beauty JC.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#7 posted 05-11-2012 03:31 AM

jseifer, old vintage hand planes are plentyful on ebay. Just type in vintage stanley handplane, or vintage hand plane, and see the few hundred that are available. IT’S THE ONE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THAT IS SCARCE ;>)

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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