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Plane Restorations #5,#6,&#7

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Project by Mauricio posted 04-27-2012 03:05 PM 2675 views 8 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

The after:

#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.
Before

After

#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





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 03:08 PM

Great looking set of planes!

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

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 03:12 PM

awesome job Mauricio. they all look great!

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Brit

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#3 posted 04-27-2012 03:19 PM

That’s some fine work there Mauricio. Now get on with your bench. :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Mauricio

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#4 posted 04-27-2012 03:24 PM

Thanks guys,

Brit, I need these planes for flattening my top and squaring my legs so its related! ;-)

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 04-27-2012 03:25 PM

Beautiful work Mauricio, those planes turned out great. Flattening the soles won’t be that bad Mauricio.

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Brit

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#6 posted 04-27-2012 03:26 PM

Mauricio- Rest assured that how ever long it takes you, you’ll be done before me. Sob, sob.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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nobuckle

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#7 posted 04-27-2012 05:20 PM

Excellent work Mauricio. It’s a lot of work to restore a plane but in the end it is worth it.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#8 posted 04-27-2012 07:51 PM

a great set of planes and some fine work to get them there.

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

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JRL

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#9 posted 04-27-2012 10:24 PM

Fantastic looking set!

”#5C – my wife picked it up at a flea market for $15 bucks. She’s a keeper.” Her eye for
good tool deals is appreciable, no doubt. But there must be other qualities that she has that would justify keeping her as a wife.

-- Jay in Changsha

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russde

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#10 posted 04-27-2012 11:36 PM

Ruler trick?

Also “But there must be other qualities that she has that would justify keeping her as a wife.” Yes, she picked him, not only that, she kept him, and I’m assuming he didn’t need restoring at that time.

Cheers!
Russel

-- Upright and taking in nourishment--must be a good day

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 04-28-2012 12:10 AM

Nice set of hand planes!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jorge Velez

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#12 posted 04-28-2012 01:08 AM

very nice work on all planes! Total Envy! Congrats!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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jeanmarc

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#13 posted 04-28-2012 01:35 AM

very nice work congratulations

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Mauricio

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#14 posted 04-28-2012 02:26 AM

Jay&Russel, for sure, we’ve been together almost 10yrs before she got me that plane so she has more going gor her than that, and yes, she keeps me around and puts up with my obssesions, for last 3yrs or so its been woodworking, its getting worse now that its hand tools!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Dave

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#15 posted 04-28-2012 02:40 AM

When I first opened the thread I saw the glamor shot of the back of your planes. WOW was the first thing that came to my mind. You should be proud, you have done a very nice job. And they should preform well for you.
Nice!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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