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The Stanley 45 revivial #2: Fence is cleaned up, cutters next.

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-15-2016 02:32 AM 945 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, after a visit to the Doctor’s office for the Cardio Check up, went and got a bit more done.

Yesterday, took the fence almost all the way down to just….parts. laid the parts out on the notepad, while wire wheeling each piece. Bolts were sprayed with a ittle WD40, then installed. I didn’t bother to remove the rosewood fence. The Knob was taken off, just to clean up the bolt that held it.

Finally got it all back together…..

Then cleaned the straight cutters, and sharpened them. Then stacked each into place in the box…for now.

I even found numbers stamped into most of them. There is a very skinny (1/8”?) cutter that is a bit shorter than the rest. Too small for the notch, or a number stamp. After that, I cleaned the fancier cutters up…

Anything flat was cleaned of rust, and the beveled parts were swiped over the stones. I don’t have any slip stones for the curved areas…yet. I merely flattened the backs. The depth stop still needs cleaned up. Figured I could at least try a cutter out?

Clamped a chunk of White Oak to the bench..

Then spent a long time getting all the moving parts set just soooooo( took a few tries..) with a No.24 cutter..

Found out that the knob out front does have a purpose…if you don’t keep pressure against the workpiece with the knob, the plane will “drift” off to the side. Push forward with the right hand on the main handle, but push to the side with the left hand, to keep the fence against the wood.

No.24 still needs a little bit of honing. Next up…..repair of a box’s lid? Might even clean and shine the hinges ( as they will be off..) and the latch. Not much I can do about the labels, I’m afraid…..

Stay tuned…...the adventure is just starting…..

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



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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 04-15-2016 02:37 AM

Looking good, Bandit. The ⅛” wide cutter is called a slitting cutter. It’s too narrow to have the notch for depth adjustment.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 04-15-2016 02:39 AM

Duplicate post.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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rhybeka

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#3 posted 04-15-2016 10:30 AM

sweet! I’m still learning to use mine :) well that and the knob on the front left is still missing from mine. :\ soon perhaps! Thanks for the read, bandit!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#4 posted 04-15-2016 01:36 PM

Looking good. When I was cleaning and sharping my 45. I read somewhere that Stanley recommended only flattening the back on the contoured cutters, using stones on the contour over time would change the shape. Flattening the back seems to make them cut well.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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bandit571

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#5 posted 04-15-2016 01:47 PM

So far, all I’ve done to the curved cutters has been to stone the backs, and the flats along the outsides of the curved areas. Still trying to find the right bevel angle they used on these.

Been just running them on an oil stone, like you would to flatten the backs of a chisel.

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

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