|Project by Jorge Velez||posted 08-14-2011 06:28 AM||3379 views||5 times favorited||24 comments|
I got this Stanley Bailey #6 hand plane from my Wife’s father, less than 2 months ago. It belongs to my Wife’s grandfhater, he past away about 50 years ago, and it was abandoned for that many years, my father in-law found it and brought his home about 30 years ago, but he is not a woodworker so the tool was just left aside collecting even more rust and dust, paint.
You can tell by the pictures that it was all rusty, spots of paint, and concrete on it, so I decided to restored the best I could. I spend 3 wks working on it. Every day after work, I was working on it, it required lots of elbow grease and lots of sand paper, but initially I dumped on rust removal formula about 3-4 times, since it was really rusty. even the soul was very damaged by the rust after I removed with this chemical, there was practically holes on all metal parts… :-(
I started with 80 grit sand paper, however I was not getting much done, I turn to 50grit sand paper and work my way up, till I got it flat on all faces. I painted again the top, and restored the handles, as a finish I used Shellac. It looks better than new today.
I’m not sure about the age of this Stanley hand plane, but I estimate that should be around 80-90 years old. One of the pictures with my new Lie-Nielsen low angle, very fine plane. My expectation is to keep it in the best condition as long as I have it with me.
let me know if you guys have a way to estimate the age more accurate.
thks for watching!
-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.