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

12-21-2011 02:37 AM 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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Stanley No. 4 & No. 5 - My first hand planes!

12-19-2011 06:59 AM 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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Woodworker Chronicles #2: emBRACE the BOREdom

11-18-2011 05:46 AM by PurpLev | 4 comments »

I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is, but I am somewhat attracted to Brace bits… go figure. something about the shape and engineering of the tool really works for me I guess. My first introduction with the brace was way back in ….2009 (ok maybe not that long ago). I was sitting in a bar, and caught her in the corner of my eye. there was something about her…. oh wait… wrong movie… OK – swap reel… I was dropping the trash at the transfer...

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Rehab of a pair of braces

11-11-2011 04:15 AM by need2boat | 2 comments »

After reading Andy’s blogs on cleaning up braces I dug these two out out of the back shed. They were in the family for years. The chrome has been rusted off the millers falls for years but I figured what better to start on. The stanley SPOFFORD brace wasn’t as bad but needed a bit more tighting up of the top knob which was a bit tricky. The end results aren’t the prettiest but work great. On I side note I really didn’t expect to like the spofford brance much but as...

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Restoring my old Dunlap #4 bench plane

11-09-2011 05:59 AM 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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Stanley #31 Transitional Plane Restoration

10-25-2011 06:22 PM by GMatheson | 8 comments »

I came across an antique shop that had some old tools while on vacation. After strolling through I picked up a few planes and a saw vise (more to come on them later). Once I got home I decided I should start on the Stanley #31 first. I did some research to see exactly how old this plane was but couldn’t narrow it down as well as I would have liked to. I found that these planes were made between 1870-1943 and that my particular plane was made before 1915 because the frog was screwe...

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Handplanes #5: Ex Skews Me, Is that a block in your plane?

10-23-2011 03:06 AM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

It is interesting how our focus can sometimes hide things from plain site (or is it plane site?). Following up the last post in this blog series I finally found a replacement #5 for my broken one. I found it in a bunch of tools and was so focused on the #5 that I didn’t really pay much attention to the rest of the things, but took it as a whole figuring I can always use an extra tool or 2, or sell some to recoup the expense. One of those things I was planning on restoring and rese...

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Flatting plane soles with sandpaper

10-18-2011 04:07 AM 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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Restoring Hand Planes.. My methods #19: An Extremely Rough Stanley #22 brought back to life...

10-17-2011 01:17 AM by Dan | 12 comments »

This was a rough one. Looking at it on the outside it looked pretty decent but once I took a peak on the inside I realized I was in for a challenge. There were times I didn’t think this one was going to see life again but that only made me work a little harder at saving it… The metal parts of this plane were badly rusted. Possibly the worst I have seen personally. However it had a couple good things going for it. One good this was it was complete. All the parts and pieces were ...

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Hand Plane Restoration #1: Garage Sale Find

09-11-2011 05:10 AM by Sarit | 9 comments »

I’ll be documenting my restoration on my blog also. I got these on my last outing. I had just about given up hope when I saw one more yard sale sign on my way home. I managed to negotiate them down to $60. Its a Stanley #7C and #5C. The tote is broken on the 5, and the lip on the 7 also looks broken off. I’ll do a blog on restoring these once I can get some of my other projects squared away. I don’t think these are the kind that should be kept in its original rusty con...

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