Mister Stanley Victor goes into Rehab

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-21-2014 03:14 AM 2068 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, the mail carrier dropped off a box today, all the wat from Florida, no less. Inside a mountain of shredded paper was a handplane

Might not be the prettiest gal on the corner, nor something made of bronze. This is a Victor #1104, made by Stanley. The red showing is also on the chipbreaker, as weel as the frog. Another view of this

Did have a few spider nests sitting around in it, too. Well, first thing I do when doing a rehab of a plane, is take it all down to just …

Looking for any thing cracked, or broken. Also got rid of the hitch-hiking spiders. A good idea is to have a small tub/bowl, just to toss the smaller items in. That way, they don’t go wandering off somewhere ( Like under the bench)

Now, I had to let all this set for half a day. Why? Had a few other things to go out and get…New tire for the van, sandpaper for the plane, and a can of RED Rustoleum to re-coat a couple parts. Colour scheme was a gray body, with RED accents. Why? Stanley’s idea, not mine. So, when I got back home, I started to haul all these parts to the Dungeon Rehab Shop, aka the Basement workshop. Down there, there are all kinds of torture instuments

Like an upside down beltsander, with 100 grit belt. Used on the flat areas, mainly to get the worse of the rust to leave. It will also do the work when I go to sharpen the iron. Right here, it is cleaning up the frog’s “behind” a bit, to get a better surface to meet the base casting. Like them nice and smooth and flat. There is also another torture machine down here

Armed with wire brushes of several sizes, to clean and polish off the brown stuff. Any bolts that go near this machine, must be held securely, by visegrips if i can. otherwise said bolts have been known to flew off into parts uncharted, never to be seen again.

Why is it, when i go to buy a belt for the sander, I always wind up with too small a belt? Sign said 3×21”, got home, belt was 3×18”...... Ooops. Well, did find a spare belt, and got it on the sander. Went to work on the flat parts. The edge of the chip breaker got a going over. The back of the iron as well. The frog got a clean up on it’s base, and the face

That made the face nice and smooth and flat. had to watch for the adjuster tab sticking up, and stay away from the lateral’s tab too. The bolts bot the wire wheel treatment on the drill press. None were seen to take flight, this time…

As I went along, things would be placed back into the tub when done. The beltsander also started work on the base’s sole, and sides

Then a few ( ok, a LOT) of trips on the sandpaper laying on the benchtop. Sandpaper is also 100 grit. Worked on both sides, and the sole. Will work on both tomorrow, with even more sandpaper.

Routine was. Run on the sandpaper until it was full of rusty stuff, then dump the stuff off the paper. The part being sanded would then take a few trips on the Purple 3M pad, to clean the brown junk off.

Lever cap was shined up on the wheels of wire, and the 3M pad. Didn’t turn out too bad

Still have to mask off around the VICTOR area, and paint it RED. Chip breaker was cleaned off with the wire wheels, and then it has a coat of RED paint drying on it. A look at the rehab, so far

Still haven’t decided about the wood parts, whether to strip them down, or just leave them be.

Stay tuned, as tomorrow i will try to get this plane all the way back to life, and maybe even make a shaving, or two…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 03-21-2014 03:57 AM

Bandit, I kinda like the less collectible planes at times: they ways make for a fun project and you can even get some good use out of them if your luck!
Good job on that Victor Plane

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#2 posted 03-21-2014 04:20 AM

Congrats on the plane and great rehab

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 03-21-2014 12:17 PM

Have you retrieved the information from the “flight data recorder” and “Cockpit voice recorder”?
Oops, wrong kind of plane!!! Never mind!!!

Carry on….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 03-21-2014 01:07 PM

Good approach, Bandit. The tool thanks you!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 03-22-2014 06:10 PM

A few better looks at this plane

Head-on, with a see-through shaving. Worked over the edge of a pine 2×4. Shaving was the full length.

Side view, never mind about that coffee cup, I HATE SNOW!

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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