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A Stanley #35 Restored

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Project by Don W posted 10-06-2011 10:21 PM 1510 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Stanley #35 Transitional. I picked it up at a flea market for $3. It was missing a blade. I had a blade from an unrestorable #35, but as I was restoring it I discovered the blade was pretty well pitted. It actually works better than I anticipated given the pitting. Someday i hope to find a better blade.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com





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Tomcat1066

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 11:02 PM

Dang Don, how many of these things do you have sitting around anyways? I can’t find a vintage tool anywhere except a dealer or eBay, and you’re getting them at flea markets left and right apparently.

Man! I’m going home…oh wait, I’m in my home. Never mind :)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Don W

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 11:10 PM

Take a look, at this this pile Tom, which is shown with all the other weekend finds this explains it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Tomcat1066

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#3 posted 10-06-2011 11:35 PM

See? Now you’re just trying to rub it in ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Don W

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#4 posted 10-07-2011 12:34 AM

nope, just trying to get ‘em done before deer season gets here.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Tomcat1066

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#5 posted 10-07-2011 12:35 AM

Oh well, if you were down here, it would be to late. Archery season started a couple of weeks ago :)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#6 posted 10-07-2011 02:31 AM

Beautiful job, on the plane Don W.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Brandon

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#7 posted 10-07-2011 09:16 PM

Nice job on the restoration! You’ve given new life to that plane. I’m with Tom—I’m quite jealous of all your nice finds.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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saddletramp

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#8 posted 10-08-2011 03:09 PM

Nice work on the restoration. Have you had a chance to use it enough to have an opinion on it as a smoother?

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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Don W

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#9 posted 10-08-2011 03:16 PM

I don’t think it will make a good smoother with the current blade. Its just a little to pitted.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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