|Project by Mauricio||posted 04-27-2012 03:05 PM||3086 views||8 times favorited||26 comments|
This was previously postd on the Hand Plane of Your Dreams thread but I figured I would post here for my records.
My friends, I wanted to share some plane restorations with you. Until now I’ve been primarily a wooden plane guy but once I got my #4 truly working correctly I became a convert to the iron planes. So now I’ve got #4-#7.
I de-rusted them all, repainted the japaning with the hammered spray paint (Al’s tip). I did “the Dan” tote repair on the #5, the repair is totally invisible. “The Don” knob chucked in the drill press worked like a charm (for sanding off old finish). Here are the results. My shellacking skills may need a little work but I’m pretty happy with the results.
#5C – my wife picked it up at a flea market for $15 bucks. She’s a keeper.
Before: Cracked tote, chipped knob.
#6 – in good shape but the japaning was pretty rusty. The wood needed sanding and re-shellacking. I also removed all the nickel plating and orange paint on the logo with a wire wheel.
#7C – was previously restored so the paint was fine, the tote (previously repaired) got broken at the tip in transit so I had to reglue, stain, and shellac.
The blade and chip breaker are badly pitted, they are going to take a lot of work to get working. Not even the ruler trick is working on this one.
And now here is the whole happy Stanley family
Now I need to flatten the soles which wont be fun.
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch