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…
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