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Project by Chris posted 10-23-2018 01:09 AM 624 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked this up at a garage sale for $25. It was rusted and the handle was broken. I watched Jay Bates on Youtube, restore a hand plane and used his technique to restore my own.





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swirt

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#1 posted 10-23-2018 01:21 AM

A nice restore.

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Rathziel

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#2 posted 10-23-2018 03:18 AM

Hey great job on the restore. I also restored a Stanley no.4 that I got off eBay.

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fivecodys

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#3 posted 10-23-2018 07:42 PM

Great job!
They are like potato chips.
You can’t just have one.
Welcome to the club!

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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GaryCN

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#4 posted 10-23-2018 08:55 PM

Looks like one I have, good job on the resto.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#5 posted 10-23-2018 08:58 PM

Gary, I’m thinking yours is a Bedrock version.

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

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#6 posted 10-23-2018 09:08 PM

It is very old, a little more squared off it was my grandfathers probably early 1900’s .It does say Bedrock No 603. I no little about it.


Gary, I m thinking yours is a Bedrock version.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop


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#7 posted 10-23-2018 09:28 PM

Then you need to read here.

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

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GaryCN

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#8 posted 10-23-2018 09:42 PM

Interesting site, I have a bunch of my grandfather’s handmade planes, He was a model maker at Fisher Body in Detroit


Then you need to read here.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop


-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#9 posted 10-23-2018 09:43 PM

Treat them well, they’ll reciprocate!

VR,
Smitty

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

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GaryCN

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#10 posted 10-23-2018 09:46 PM

They both are my go-to planes, Still work very well. I had no Idea what those screws did.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#11 posted 10-23-2018 09:50 PM

Vintage is good!

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

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#12 posted 10-23-2018 10:15 PM

Smitty – Holy Crap! I’ve got 4 planes and only 2 Stanley’s. I better get searching….

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GaryCN

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#13 posted 10-23-2018 10:26 PM

My stache is not quite that big but I do have so cool hand built ones.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#14 posted 10-23-2018 11:27 PM

Chris, I hate to say it but that’s just a fraction of what’s here… I’m in serious need of a purge.

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

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#15 posted 10-23-2018 11:52 PM

Nice work on the restore job! I still need to find one to restore myself, so far all of mine have be in great shape when I got them.

Smitty, I could use a 4 1/2 Bedrock of you have one sell, hit me up. I could also use a good block plane.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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