|Project by Ripthorn||posted 04-25-2016 09:26 PM||785 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I had an old, busted up Stanley #4 that was not in great shape. The threaded boss for the front knob was broken off, the lever cap had been broken and poorly re-welded, and the lateral adjuster didn’t work. So what to do? How about grind out the guts and turn it into an infill! I blogged about it here. The infill is curly maple, 50 degree bedding angle. I used the stock blade, cap iron, and lever cap. It will get a new lever cap with a lever cap screw sometime soon, but I have to get the steel for it first. Anyway, I got it all sharpened up and it cuts wonderfully. Infill is finished with 4 coats of Formby’s low gloss tung oil finish followed with paste wax.
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