|Project by Boneski||posted 10-09-2011 02:11 AM||1956 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
This little plane is owned by my father. It would have been the first one I ever used and it was looking pretty worse for wear as you can see from the last few photos.
Once I spirited it out of dads workshop and pulled it down, I was surprised to see that it was actually in fair condition. Japanning was about 93.2% so I thought I’d leave that part “as is”. The internal parts were completely rust free.
I used a card scraper to gently remove the finish (and not the stain) on the handles and threw a few coats of gloss poly on them.
The sole was pretty normal for an Australian made Stanley – all over the show, so I lapped it to a point of being serviceable, but not to the point of going stupid with it.
The cutting iron was bent from being dropped but I managed to coax it back into shape and it sharpened up real nice.
The rest I cleaned, polished, waxed and setup.
Well the results speak for themselves – cuts like a charm!
-- Blinded by brilliance