Refurbishing Tools #1: Stanley Plane

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Blog entry by rodman40 posted 04-17-2012 01:28 PM 4792 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This here is my first attempt at tool refurbishing, this Stanley Plane belonged to my Father-in-law Bob who was a general contractor in Miami,Florida after WW 2, in which he was a Seabee. I have no clue how to use it so I’ll just hang on a wall for the present, wish I had asked Bob about it before he passed away. My brother-in-law in Miami inherited a majority of Bob’s tools, I wonder what he did with them? Will have to call him and find out. I refinished the handles on my mini lathe and Chris my son-in-law refinished the metal parts at his work place where they make wiring harnesses for all kinds of applications, thanks Chris.

-- Rodman

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 03:45 PM

Beautiful restore on the router plane. It will come in handy when that dado juuuusssttt isnt deep enough. Well done Rodman.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 03:50 PM

Use it like this.

And you did a Great Job! It deserves to eat some wood again! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#3 posted 04-18-2012 12:40 AM

Nice job. We’ll need to see some shavings!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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