One of the best prizes I have ever got, was a wooden box from a fellow LJer named Doe. It contained a Canadian made, Stanely No.45, T-20. Twas a bit rusty, here and there. My “job” was to bring it back to life, and post a few pictures when done. The plane?
And,thanks to the USPS playing “catch” with it, the lid came out of the mailing carton in 5 pieces. William was kind enough to nail the pieces back together. So, a rehab?
Tried all the parts, to see how they went together. There was a cutter stuck in place. Loosen things up, still not budging. Ok, hammer to gently tap it out the side, and away from the adjuster’s little pin. laid out the cutters.
20 of them, out of 23. Missing ( I think) just the “match” cutters. No biggie. Soaked a few things overnight..
This is the “sliding” section. I took everything but pins off. Wire wheels to clean the crud off. WD40 onto the cleaned off threads. Then reinstall the bolts. WD40 will help clean the inside threads out. Got the Cam cleaned up
And cleaned the slitter cutter, as well. Plan was to do one assembly/section at a time. Set it aside, and then repeat for the next in line. Which meant the main section/stock was next. All the bolts were removed, and cleaned up, skate was cleaned off. Found an “etch” on the skate, Stanley…SW. Made in Can. I left the spurs alone on both, other than what the wire wheels could reach. The smaller wheel started to throw little wires everywhere. Trashed it. As for the Main frame?
The short rods weren’t too bad. Polished them a bit. Got these two sections done and put back together…
That will do for now. I still need to do the fence section, the cutters need a lot of work, and then…..maybe the box will get fixed up. Stay tuned, part two is on the way…..
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