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advise on restoring a stanley #4 plane #1: help..

852 days ago by jaylost | 23 comments »

I came across a stanley plane #4. In rather rough shape. trying to figure out the best way to go about restoring it to a usable tool. Looking for advice and such.

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #5: Tuning a Brace.

958 days ago by Brit | 22 comments »

During the restoration of RUSTY in Parts 1 to 4, I showed how to fix a couple of common problems. The first was scoring on the outside of the jaws caused by a rough finish on the inside of the chuck. In Part 1, I filed the jaws smooth again. In Part 2, I showed how to smooth the inside diameter of the chuck. In Part 3, I showed how to fix excess play in the sweep handle. However there are a number of other problems that you might encounter on a secondhand brace. In this e...

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Flatting plane soles with sandpaper

916 days ago by need2boat | 21 comments »

I would guess like most I start with the simple fixes first and would consider all the planes I use regularly to be in good working order but as the numbers grow it gets harder to keep them all sharpened and well tuned. So previous to this I went through what I had and decided which plans I need and use and which ones need new homes. Now with the numbers down I decided to flatten the soles. A process I’ve read about but never found the time, plus if you’re looking at large numbers plan on ...

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Hand Tool Journey #8: Electrolysis on the Stanley No. 62

1612 days ago by Blake | 21 comments »

I always wanted to try electrolysis rust removal and it is just as simple and effective as they claim. Note: This is not a full tutorial on electrolysis. You must research the many other resources on the internet before attempting this your self. IT CAN BE DEADLY AND ILLEGAL IF DONE WRONG. This is the old Stanley No. 62 low angle jack plane that needed to be de-rusted: Here it is in pieces: And here are a couple “before” photos of the body: Here̵...

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Restoring my old Dunlap #4 bench plane

894 days ago by NateX | 20 comments »

I finally took my great grandfathers #4 Dunlap bench plane out back and cleaned it up this afternoon. The original forum post is here First I made sure that I had everything ready and all the protective stuff I would need to safely work with phosphoric acid. I soaked the small parts in a tupper ware and scrubbed stuff in my oil change catch pan. Gotta love a multi-tasker! And of course some tunes on the iPhone. The Krud Kutter Rust Buster really worked quickly, the rust was pretty easy...

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Handplane Reference #1: Overview

2581 days ago by WayneC | 20 comments »

This is a personal blog where I plan to include reference material related to handplanes. This is for me to capture information in this area and allow for people to comment if they wish. I am thinking of capturing the following topics: Handplane Books Handplane related videos Handplane related web sites Sharpening References Plane Restoration References Handplane Construction References Block Plane Recommendations Bench Plane Recommendations Shooting plane recommendat...

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Three LJ’s five saws – the LJ saw test meeting in Copenhagen.

1277 days ago by mafe | 19 comments »

Three LJ’s five saws the LJ saw test meeting in Copenhagen! Written by: MaFe After a long night of red wine, good food, espresso coffee, cakes, French nougat and some US Coca Cola, we were finally ready for the saw test, that was actually the excuse for our LJ meeting! The contestants are: First saw (low price hobby saw, MaFe): Zona fine kerf razor saw 32 tooth per inch, pull stroke. Second saw (MaFe’s new baby): Veritas dovetail saw 20 rip-cut teeth per inch, 0.003”...

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Shaker Cherry Nightstand - Handtool heavy #9: Step #9: Final assembly-stop, guide, and button

1125 days ago by Bertha | 19 comments »

Time for final assembly. My fiance’ will turn a knob and install it as a celebration when the project is complete. First, I need to mount the free lower drawer supports over a spacer. I made the drawer supports so I could control the levelness of the drawer and the reveal once all the parts were together. First I cut the spacer oversized & will trim it later: Tack it in place with glue & brads (a consequence of waiting to the end for a final fit means I have to resort to ...

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Handplane Restoration #18: Stanley #78 Duplex filletster and rabbet plane

2479 days ago by WayneC | 19 comments »

I’m straying a little from the bench planes today and documenting the restoration of a Stanley #78 Duplex Filletster and Rabbet Plane. I found this plane at the flea market last weekend and had been wanting to play with one. This one was in fairly good condition and was complete. Many of these planes that you find are missing parts. Things to look for are the depth stop, fence, and 3 blade spur. This plane can be used with the blade in two position one for normal use where you cu...

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Stanley No. 4 & No. 5 - My first hand planes!

854 days ago by jboehle | 19 comments »

Picked these up at a nearby antique shop this weekend. The No. 5 Bailey is in pretty good shape. The No. 4 looks to have all the pieces, just needs some sweat & tears to make it pretty. The No. 5 Bailey: The No. 4:

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