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My Hand Plane Restoration

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Project by Nick Ferry posted 05-07-2015 03:30 AM 3111 views 8 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I was browsing around the used tool section of my plywood supplier I saw some old hand planes. I figured I would snag one up and give a restoration a try. I really like how it turned out and I took the polishing to a bit of an extreme but hey, I think it looks nice. I re-made the handle and knob from cherry. The brass parts polished up really nice. I have a lot more before and after pictures on my site if anyone has interest. https://nickferry.com/2015/04/how-to-restore-a-hand-plane-ep49/ – thanks for checking it out!





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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 05-07-2015 03:44 AM

That thing looks like it just came off the factory line, Nick! Good techniques in that nice video. Did you actually use sand to prep for painting, or was that a soda blaster?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 05-07-2015 04:30 AM



That thing looks like it just came off the factory line, Nick! Good techniques in that nice video. Did you actually use sand to prep for painting, or was that a soda blaster?

- Don Broussard

thank you! – I used crushed glass – I mention a bit more about the sandblaster and media in the follow up for it here – I wasn’t too happy with the sandblaster I used but I suppose it got the job done

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#3 posted 05-07-2015 05:11 AM

Nicely done Nick. Enjoyed the vid of the restoration too.

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#4 posted 05-07-2015 05:12 AM

Agreed you did make it better than new. Amazing work Nick thanks

for sharing and the video is time well spent.

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Nick Ferry

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#5 posted 05-07-2015 05:12 AM



Nicely done Nick. Enjoyed the vid of the restoration too.

- Bureaucrat


thanks – it was a fun one to do

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#6 posted 05-07-2015 05:14 AM



Agreed you did make it better than new. Amazing work Nick thanks

for sharing and the video is time well spent.

- waho6o9

thanks – oddly enough for a small project it has a decent amount of time to do it – but the outcome was worth it

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#7 posted 05-07-2015 11:14 AM

Super job on that plane restoration. It is one to be real proud of!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 05-07-2015 11:52 AM

Well done.

-- Bryan

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#9 posted 05-07-2015 11:58 AM

Nick, nice video and even nicer project. Is that a Stanley?

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#10 posted 05-07-2015 05:58 PM

Always lovely to se an old plane come back to life and glory.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Nick Ferry

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#11 posted 05-07-2015 06:22 PM



Super job on that plane restoration. It is one to be real proud of!!

- Jim Jakosh


I am pretty happy on how it went, thanks

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#12 posted 05-07-2015 06:23 PM



Well done.

- Bsmith


thanks Bryan

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#13 posted 05-07-2015 06:23 PM



Nick, nice video and even nicer project. Is that a Stanley?

- indplswoodworking


it is a Fulton

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#14 posted 05-07-2015 06:24 PM



Always lovely to se an old plane come back to life and glory.
Best thoughts,
Mads

- mafe


and it cuts so well – thanks

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#15 posted 05-07-2015 10:47 PM

Beautiful handles and the metal parts shine! Very nice job.

-- "Are you kidding me?"

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