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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #31: Adding a Stanley #45 to the Till

10-16-2015 08:18 PM by Brad | 4 comments »

I’ve always been fascinated by the Stanley #45 contraption—with all its knobs and screws and accessories. It was tailor-made for folks who love gear and accoutrements. And to justify its purchase, I reasoned that I would put it in my Dutch tool chest for when I travel. It was after all, billed as “45 Planes in One.” An eBay foray delivered a Sweetheart model to my door for $158.35 shipped. A bit rusty…The initial inspection revealed a tinsy amount of rust… Add to that some missing parts. I’m just OCD enough to have to replace them. An exercise that set me back an additional $57.68. All cleaned upA little wire brush here, a little sandpaper there and the surfaces were f...

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