|Project by twissty||posted 08-24-2010 05:13 AM||3715 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I got this #4 stanley plane off ebay for under $20 shipping included.
It worked pretty good the way it came, but had a case of the uglies. Someone had painted the knob and part of the bed with gold paint, and the handle had black paint splattered on it. THe gold paint came off with a soaking in hot degreaser. THe jappaning is was still in good condition. I used an electrolytic rust removal process to clean up the blade and iron. The rest came clean with scotchbrite and wd-40. I sanded and oiled the wood and a bit of brasso on the brass parts. THis plane is kind of interesting, as has “MADE IN CANADA” cast into the bed and stamped on the blade. Checking a few sites on the internet would date it between 1948 and 1961, except that the blade has a square top like a pre 1948 issue. The light coloured wood on the tote is different than i’ve seen before. perhaps it’s a replacement?. Anyway, I had it back together in about an hour and a half and it’s working beautifully!
Theres also a few pics of a #80 stanley sweetheart cabinet scraper that I got for $2 at an auction a few months ago. The auctioneer called it a “draw knife”. It cleaned up nicely, and although there is a bit of a learning curve to sharpening and using it, I’ve got it working nicely too.