Got this ugly looking thing in the mail today..
Yep, that be a sewing thread spool. The top of the bolt for the spool was from a saw nut. Went and ordered a new brass end for that bolt…
Not the best repair on the handle, but it is solid, maybe later I can re-do the repair….
Well, this is going to be fun….stuff that isn’t rusty, has a coat of clearcoat….hate clearcoat. Took the plane shaped item to the shop, and started a tear-down
Don’t be fooled by that shine…that is just the clearcoat showing up. I might have thrown the spool away. I got the power tools all ready to go….drill press and the wire wheels?
Check! Sander set up upside down in the vise?
Mainly used the sander to strip off that nasty clearcoat junk. It also help tune the sole up, and get the sides cleaned up. All the smaller parts came off. A small pair of visegrips to hold onto them. Have had one too many parts go into “orbit” trying to hold on with fingers. Kept the parts in a small pile, and clean each with the drill press.
A 1’ x 30” narrow beltsander was used on some of the flat parts. It also help tune the chipbreaker, and did some of the sharpening on the cutter. Big beltsander worked on the sides and sole
And the wire wheels worked on the inside. Until most of the rust had left..
Where the frog seated to the base got a little extra work..
After a few drops of oil into the threaded openings, a bit of black paint came onboard..
While awaiting the paint to dry, worked on the iron a bit more. Edge needed to be squared to the sides. Back needed flattened. Found a “new” front knob, and bolt. Once the overspray had been cleaned off, time to put the plane back together..
Brass now looks like brass. One patent date in front of the handle, frog adjust bolt is shined up.
Frog looks better. There is a STANLEY stamped into the lateral lever. Set the frog coplanar with the small ramp in the base. Added the iron and chipbreaker..
Chipbreaker is set 1/64” back from the edge. Added the lever cap
Keyhole shaped slot. STANLEY cast into the cap. No sign of any paint. Set up a test track
Not too bad, for now. There is a “BAILEY” in front of the knob, and a No. 4 behind the knob. Will spend a bit of time trying to “Type” this model…..and age?
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