Rehabing Record Planes!

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Blog entry by bigike posted 1132 days ago 3680 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few planes I’m doin for use in my shop. It’s funny of all the planes that got a new life I haven’t seen to many record planes being done with their same blue paint and everything. Mine have the same blue paint that was on them when I got them or a real close match so you will notice they are different from others you may have seen. Please enjoy! Sorry I don’t know how to center the pics cuz some show just half the plane but in the regular pic it shows the whole thing.

Here they are before the paint stripper. I tested a little on the #4-1/2 as you can see on the letters.

Here with the stipper on them. I used paint stripper from the hardware store I forget the name.

Both with the paint/japaning removed.

Here they are after the paint has been applied 8 coats on each.

This is the frog for the #5-1/2.

These next pics are the #5-1/2 complete with some close up pics to see how good it came out.

The #5-1/2 I also sent to my friend to get the sole and frog ground to a smooth surface.
I also listed his services here on LJ. if your not shure where click this link.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#1 posted 1132 days ago

YES! More non-Stanley refurbs! You go, Ike. I’ve always admired Records and Cliftons, although I’ve clearly drifted toward stanley.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 1132 days ago

Beautiful restore, you have done a exelent job there.
I have quite a few Records and cand find a difference in the quality from the stanleys.
(I do prefere them as old as possible).
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 1132 days ago

They look great!! Nice Job.

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#4 posted 1132 days ago

Great restore, enjoy using them!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Don W

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#5 posted 1131 days ago

nice restore. Love the blue. I don’t have any Record planes, but thats not by design. Want to sell that 4 1/2 wink.wink.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#6 posted 1131 days ago

Too bad you did such a beautiful job of restoration…
I wouldn’t want to mess them up using them!

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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#7 posted 725 days ago

Nice to see some Record planes for a change :-)
I only have one and its a wreck. Someone decided you can use them as a hammer? Go figure!


-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#8 posted 725 days ago

brand spanking new .. fresh outta da box! (In my Uncle Jimmys best italian accent). Well done! Time for the shaving pic!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#9 posted 725 days ago

Nice!!! Great job on the restore, that thing is sweet!!!

-- Jason K

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