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Re-furbish a Stanley No. 28

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-30-2015 10:20 PM 935 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, picked two of these long planes for a five spot at a local auction

And got them to the Rehab Center when I got home.

First thing was to tear them down to a pile of parts. Screws and bolts were wire brushed on the drill press. Brass was shined up as well. Irons were cleaned up, and sharpened, chipbreakers were cleaned up and tuned to match the irons. Which left the wood bodieds to deal with.

Set each up in the leg vise on the bench. A No.14 Jack plane to not only clean all four sides, but flatten the soles. 99% of the old finish was also gone. Along with a couple dings. Oil finish to restore some colour to the wood, and let it dry.

Decent looking slab of beech. next, some iron works was re-finished, wire brush the dirt and rust off, a spritz of black paint to keep the rust away…

Didn’t take too long to dry. Needed an old school way to re-install the two screws that held the frame in place. I used a 8” brace and a screwdriver bit to remove the screws, might as well put them back in the same way

Now we getting some where

Handles had been given the same oil re-finish as the body. The LONG wood screw for the front knob was installed with the brace and bit, with the slot clocked to match the first two screws. The Brass top of the rear’s bolt is all nicely shined up….needed a shim to re-install the handle, Needed a longer one in the other plane’s handle. Handles are now solid. Cleaned up the frog. Bolt was de-rusted. lateral was cleaned of rust. Wheel was shined up. The two wood screws were cleaned, and the whole mess was installed with a reugalr screwdriver, as I had to set the frog just so. The part of the frog with the lever cap bolt had to match the bed for the iron. Once it was set, i tightened it in place

Then added the iron/chipbreaker unit. The lever cap needed cleaned, the edge down near the mouth needed shined up.

And now there are two new planes in the shop
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The No.29 beside it needed a little extra work. The rear handle was FUBAR. Had a spare in the shop, but it had the toe bolt hole. Not a biggie. Frog was missing almost the entire area where the lateral lever USED to be. Hammer to adjust for now. As for the rear handle?

Found a bolt, drilled a small enough hole, and tapped the hole. handle is now quite solid. The sides even look better, too.

Someone had copped off almost 1-1/2” off the front end. Plane should have been 20” long.

Not quite. The No.28 is supposed to be 18” long, and matches that exactly, with it’s logo right on the front end.
Doesn’t take all that long to do one of these planes. Just depends on how badly worn they are.
$5 for these two planes? Might have been a bargain….

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



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Ocelot

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#1 posted 06-30-2015 10:50 PM

I wish I ran into those kinds of auctions! Good deal. Fun stuff.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 06-30-2015 10:58 PM

Nice score….
Nice save….

Um….
I don’t see no stinkin’ shavin’s!!!
Whatz up wid dat???

-- 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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bandit571

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#3 posted 06-30-2015 11:01 PM

using the chisels right now, I do have a job for those two….


Nice score….
Nice save….

Um….
I don t see no stinkin shavin s!!!
Whatz up wid dat???

- DIYaholic


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

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 06-30-2015 11:07 PM

Ok…. I’ll believe you.

Proof (of tune up) is in the shavin’s….
AND the pictures!!!

-- 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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lightcs1776

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#5 posted 07-01-2015 12:31 AM

Great clean up and a great deal. Nice work, my friend.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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bandit571

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#6 posted 07-01-2015 12:58 AM

Randy, here tis…

No.28 vs some Cherry edge grain

And the No.29. Might have a couple more in the shop…

The one closetes to the camera? No.31….24” long

L-R: No. 26 jack, No. 28 Fore, and No. 29 and 31 Jointer planes. There is a smoother in the shop, too

About the same size as a #3, the Liberty Bell No. 122

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

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 07-01-2015 01:49 AM

Thanks, for the….
Proof Positive Provided!!!

Nice little stable ya got there….

-- 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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Mattyboy

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#8 posted 07-01-2015 05:09 AM

Wow, that’s more transitionals than I’ve ever seen before. Nicely done rehab. I hope they serve you well.

-- Matt, Northern CA

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