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#3 Stanley plane refurb - Dads birthday present

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Project by Boneski posted 10-09-2011 02:11 AM 1652 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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pierce85

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#1 posted 10-09-2011 02:17 AM

That’s a very nice restore, Boneski. What a great birthday gift.

Are you sure about the 93.2% japanning? ;-)

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Andy123

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#2 posted 10-09-2011 02:58 AM

That looks really good. I wish mine turned out that well.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#3 posted 10-09-2011 03:12 AM

Looks like it just rolled out of the factory!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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58j35bonanza

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#4 posted 10-09-2011 04:22 AM

Beautiful job on the restoration. I’m sure he will love it.

-- Chuck

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#5 posted 10-09-2011 05:06 AM

Great job on this one : ) I’m working on a couple of them as well .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Eric in central Florida

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#6 posted 10-09-2011 05:50 AM

Really nice job. Your dad is a lucky guy!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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pariswoodworking

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#7 posted 10-09-2011 06:30 AM

Very nice job, your dad will love it.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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Tomcat1066

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#8 posted 10-09-2011 01:04 PM

Very nice rehab! If your dad doesn’t like it, I’m sure I’ve got a good home for it ;)

-- "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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#9 posted 10-09-2011 02:21 PM

nice restore. What dad wouldn’t be happy with that.

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

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CanalboatJim

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#10 posted 10-10-2011 01:47 AM

Very nice restoration. I didn’t realize that there were Australian Stanleys. I just assumed that all of your planes would have been English. Learn something new everyday.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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Boneski

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#11 posted 10-10-2011 01:52 AM

Hey thanks to everyone for the comments.
There may be a little more than 93.2% japanning!
FYI Stanleys were made in England, USA and Australia. I’m fairly sure I’ve got at least one of each in my collection.

-- Blinded by brilliance

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Brian

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#12 posted 10-12-2011 07:16 PM

Fantastic Job! I love it. I don’t think it was that nice out of the box. 93.2% :-)

-- Brian, Jericho Vermont

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Camel_Jockey

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#13 posted 11-23-2011 06:29 AM

This looks very nice Bonerski it looking like new

-- Be gentle I am only new to the game

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