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Stanley #132 Liberty Bell Restoration: a work in progress

by poopiekat
posted 02-08-2013 03:37 PM


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#1 posted 02-08-2013 03:59 PM

NICE WORK!

Thank you for sharing!

Wonderful!

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 04:05 PM

Epic indeed PK!

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 04:05 PM

Thanks, Joe!
The #132s were supposed to be 26 inches long. This one is over 34 inches. I hope the purists don’t rag on me for stretching things, but ultimately the table saw is steps away if I want to bring it back to its original length. I was going to space out the tote and knob to keep it proportionate, but I think I’ll put them on in their original relationship to the iron bed, in case shortening becomes necessary. I wonder how it’s going to handle??
Oh, and Happy 50th Anniversary, Joe!

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 04:08 PM

Thanks, CL810!
Y’know, anyone can build one of these, using a sad, neglected transitional for parts. Removing the iron parts and making a new bed is an easy project, and you get a fully functioning, high performance plane out of the deal!
You can buy trannies for next to nothing sometimes. Putting a fresh wooden sole on ‘em and they get a whole new lease on life!

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 04:10 PM

Very nice, hopefully I shall never have to push it, this thing is real beast.
I saw a real huge plane in a museum in France which took four strong guys to operate: two in the front pulling a rope and tow in the rear pushing on a cross-bar.
There is a drawing of a similar plane on one of Roubo “planche”.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 04:13 PM

Thx, Bert! The extra length suggests that this will take thin shavings off only the very highest irregularities in a board or panel. No, I’d hate to plow this thing through an already very flat surface. I’ve viewed a few multiple-operator planes in vintage footage posted on You-Tube.
I think I’d consider some inlay or banding, before shellac and/or topcoat.
Hey, who knows what the original finish on these was? I’ve never ever seen an ultra-mint transitional! What type of finish did these get at the factory?

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 04:14 PM

How wide is the blade?

-- Bert

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#8 posted 02-08-2013 04:19 PM

2 3/8” Bert.

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#9 posted 02-08-2013 04:21 PM

It’s relative, the #34, was 30” long. I recently sold a #33. it was 28” long. You will know when you use these long planes IF they are too long.

Question: Camber that 2-5/8” wide iron, or, leave it straight across?

Imagine a “shooting board” that can use this plane????

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#10 posted 02-08-2013 04:25 PM

The #33 as sold

and as found, for a $1 bill

And, I thought it was too long for me…..

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#11 posted 02-08-2013 04:33 PM

Bandit: I chose a #132 because the Liberty Bell iron hardware is different from the #26 thru #34 design. The tote and knob mount directly to the wooden sole on these, not supported by the iron casting. You’re right, it is indeed 2 5/8”.

Shooting board? I don’t even have a bench long enough to support it! Yeah, I’d strongly consider a camber, I’d expect to only use this to hit high spots on benchtops and panels. My longest bench is only 55” LOL

Wow, your #33 is a beauty! I could NEVER let go of a plane after such painstaking work!!!
I do have a #33, it’s been gathering dust since I brought it home, I might see what I can do with it next. This #132 was the squeeaky wheel in my shop.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 02-08-2013 04:44 PM

Bandit: Here’s my other transitional plane project, from about a year ago. It is one of three planes I use for edge-planing in a chute. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/34646

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#13 posted 02-08-2013 06:39 PM

Sweeet!

Here is one of mine

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#14 posted 02-08-2013 06:44 PM

nice one, DonW!
did you ever find the right number and letter punches, so you could duplicate the original stamping on the leading edge of the plane?

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#15 posted 02-08-2013 06:59 PM

did you ever find the right number and letter punches, so you could duplicate the original stamping on the leading edge of the plane?

Nope

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#16 posted 02-10-2013 07:55 PM

Don: Lest we forget, do you still own that crazy 60-inch (or whatever it was…) jointer plane?

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#17 posted 02-10-2013 08:04 PM

Coopers plane and you better believe it.

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