Oh Joy No.4 Stanley WWll goes to rehab.

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Project by blackcherry posted 11-27-2012 at 03:37 PM 1333 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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#1 posted 11-27-2012 at 04:08 PM

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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#2 posted 11-27-2012 at 04:24 PM

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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#3 posted 11-27-2012 at 04:49 PM

Nice find.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 11-27-2012 at 04:50 PM

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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#5 posted 11-27-2012 at 05:07 PM

A working plane is a happy plane!

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 11-27-2012 at 05:27 PM

looks very nice Wilson.

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

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#7 posted 11-28-2012 at 12:39 AM

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

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#8 posted 11-28-2012 at 05:04 AM

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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#9 posted 11-28-2012 at 05:20 AM

Wow! Do the “happy-dance”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 11-28-2012 at 08:22 AM

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

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#11 posted 11-28-2012 at 03:47 PM

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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#12 posted 11-28-2012 at 04:03 PM

Great restore.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#13 posted 11-28-2012 at 07:33 PM

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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#14 posted 11-29-2012 at 11:19 AM

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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