Just some planes restored #5: Stanley A5

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Blog entry by Don W posted 05-23-2011 01:13 PM 2293 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I don’t have any “before” pictures of this one. It was in pretty rough shape, but cleaned up pretty easy. It works pretty well and I find myself reaching for it more than I anticipated. Someday I’d like to pick up the A4 and A6 as well, but they are a bit pricey and I have several #4’s and #6’s. It seems Patrick Leach didn’t seem to care for these aluminum versions, but this one stays in my collection.

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 03:28 PM

Nice restore. I am guessing that is pretty light.

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#2 posted 03-10-2013 05:31 PM

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#3 posted 03-10-2013 08:57 PM

Thanks Emma, I’ll watch it, but they usually go for big bucks.

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#4 posted 03-10-2013 10:30 PM

When I first seen it I though someone had been up to a little backyard foundry shenanigans until I searched them.

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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