Dungeon Shop Rehab Center: Stanley Plane

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-12-2014 08:19 PM 1728 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very Rusty & Crusty plane showed up today. Under all that gunk is a Stanley T19, #5-1/2 jack plane.

Yeah, right. A few more looks before the trip downstairs

Iron and lever cap need a bit of clean up

The handles are solid, no cracks. Paint might need a touch up, maybe. Hauled all the parts down to the shop. Took the plane apart. I managed to get every bolt out, but one. That little one holding the clip on the back of the frog. Frozen tight. Oh, well, it can just stay put. Wire wheels into the drill press. knocking off as much rust as I can. Bolts were cleaned up, and a light coat of oil added. Put all the small stuff into a tub

This is so they don’t wander off somewhere. There assembly for the tote bolts was getting a good cleaning, when, ZING! It takes a trip to the far wall. Grrrr,#$#@#$! Found the part, clamped it into a pair of vise grips. Part is now bright and shiny.

Next, that nasty looking base. Beltsander’s belt was a bit too worn out for this thing. Palm sander, and some 120 grit paper made a dent in the nasty stuff. After two sheets, a strip of fine emory cloth was used under the sander.

Ok, looks a bit better. Sole was flat to begin with, just rusted a bit. No pitting, though. The sides got the same treatment. Not planning on this as a shooting plane, so not too worried about being square to the sole

Frog’s face will be next, after a small wire brush wheely thing worked on the inside of the base ran the frog along the belt sander a bit. Worn belt wasn’t going to get too rough with it. Face all cleaned up. Wasn’t the best casting job by Stanley. Lever cap all shined up, chipbreaker cleaned up. Iron was cleaned, back checked for flat ( it was almost dead flat) and the edge renewed. Put the parts back together, for now

Well day one is done. Have a yard to mow, and stuff like that. The handles can wait until tomorrow. They will get a sanding first. IF I see something good under that black paint, I might strip the paint off. Otherwise, back in black…

Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 05-12-2014 09:16 PM

Nice score Bandit, looks like a pretty “easy”job ;-)

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 05-12-2014 09:16 PM

Great start to what will certainly be a user. Gonna camber the iron?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 05-12-2014 10:09 PM

Iron had just the corner cambered, left it that way. As for the handles, just didn’t like that black painted wood, tain’t right. So

We’ll try some “Naked” handles on for size

Waiting on a bolt to arrive from a FRIEND INDEED

Yeah, THAT bolt. Iron has been gone over, might finish it up later. One more look

Install the missing bolt, final sharpening of the iron, and then maybe some shavings?

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

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#4 posted 05-12-2014 11:46 PM

Nice clean up….
So, whatchya gonna do with this one??? ;^)

-- 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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#5 posted 08-06-2014 12:02 PM

Nice looking rehab for sure!

-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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