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Oh Joy No.4 Stanley WWll goes to rehab.

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Project by blackcherry posted 508 days ago 1248 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here a No.4 vintage Stanley WWll area plane, pick up for 5 bucks minus blade and chip breaker, crack tote and slight nicks on one side of the body casting. I re-glued the tote with epoxy which appears to be holding just fine. A few years back I purchase a box of 3 blade and chip breaker off of e bay brand new still in wrappers and use one on this rehab mission. After sharpening and cleaning up the body this old vessel has been recommission to active duty and is sing sweet cherry curls all day long, take a good peak at the curly cherry beneath the plane oh yea! Thanks for viewing happy plane hunting …BC





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Lenny

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#1 posted 508 days ago

Nicely done Wilson. It’s always great to see these vintage tools re-habbed and kept in use.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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eaglewrangler

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#2 posted 508 days ago

just used the same to finish beams, but I will admit to doing things a bit “wrong” by hitting the blade up on a belt sander to leave the plane marks, sadly if you do too good a job, no one thinks it is hand work.

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 508 days ago

Nice find.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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jbschutz

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#4 posted 508 days ago

Careful, Wilson! You’ll have so much making curls, that you will end up turning that nice cherry into veneer. Nice looking plane and lumber, too.

-- jbschutz

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BTimmons

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#5 posted 508 days ago

A working plane is a happy plane!

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 508 days ago

looks very nice Wilson.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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exelectrician

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#7 posted 508 days ago

You sound so happy telling the story – And I am happy for you.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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sedcokid

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#8 posted 508 days ago

What a great tool for not much cash and a little elbow grease and some ingenuity. I enjoy tools like that!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Roger

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#9 posted 508 days ago

Wow! Do the “happy-dance”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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blackcherry

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#10 posted 507 days ago

Thanks for viewing and comments, its always nice to give these beauty a sec. life!!

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scamp238

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#11 posted 507 days ago

Great looking plane. I have a blog about the one just redid. Mine looks to be a type 17 like yours. Great looking tool.

-- Brian, North Georgia

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Don W

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#12 posted 507 days ago

Great restore.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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blackcherry

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#13 posted 507 days ago

Scamp238 I took a peek at your restoration and you win as far as elbow grease, this one really was in great shape as far as the body and cap not a lot of rust build up just light sanding. It amazing how these plane will return to glory with some effort on our part. Thanks for viewing happy planning my friend…BC

DonW thanks for viewing..BC

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Mauricio

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#14 posted 506 days ago

Great restore man, looks like an awesome user. You cant beat those shavings, no tear out in figured wood. Great work!

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

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