|Project by bobasaurus||posted 07-11-2011 02:55 AM||6469 views||2 times favorited||20 comments|
I bought this old Stanley hand plane off ebay, and finally finished my restoration. I remade the handle and knob from honduras mahogany, with a few coats of tung oil + poly finish. I steel-wooled and wet sanded with WD-40 to clean up the cast iron, then took a wire wheel to all the hardware. Afterwards, I cleaned everything with alcohol and paste-waxed the whole thing. I sharpened the blade by hand (didn’t come out exactly straight, but it works for me), and flattened the chip breaker with a file/stone. Hopefully I’ll be able to use this puppy as a real tool now.
Edit: picture of it in action!
-- Allen, Colorado