Planes restored - Because I can. #14: Restoring a Sargent Transitional

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Blog entry by Don W posted 05-30-2015 09:11 PM 1526 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 05-30-2015 09:42 PM

Beautiful restore Don. I can only hope that my capabilities will be as good as yours someday.
I just finished restoring a Stanley #4 WWII era. Picked it up on eBay for cheap money. Had a lot of surface rust. Once I got the surface rust off it started to look pretty nice. Lapped the sole (very little needed) and polished it so it’s nice and smooth. Sharpened and honed the iron as well as flattening the back and she cuts like a dream. I was going to add it to my small collection of old planes but this one feels and cuts so nice that I am making it my go-to #4 smoother. I have a Veritas L/A smoother that I was using but the #4 is sooooo much smoother to use.

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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#2 posted 05-30-2015 10:15 PM

Thanks Ross. Glad you’re gettin ‘er done.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 05-31-2015 02:05 PM

Always impressive work Don. It is silly that they made the yoke/adjuster in such an inconvenient configuration.


-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 06-01-2015 12:32 PM

Mighty fine restore

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 06-01-2015 04:34 PM

Absolutely beautiful!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 07-02-2015 09:09 PM

Lovely Don.
Just restored one, should have seen your blog…
Best thoughts,

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

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