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Blog series by ryno101 updated 08-26-2008 03:34 AM 4 parts 9467 reads 31 comments total

Part 1: Ebay Planes...

08-17-2008 10:17 PM by ryno101 | 9 comments »

Found both of these on Ebay, picked ‘em up for $10 for the pair. Turns out the guy selling them lives only 15 minutes drive away, and had to go by there anyway, so I was even able to avoid shipping costs… The longer of the two is about 14”, the smaller about 9” I’ll clean them up and post the results. I really want to learn how to use these planes, I haven’t had much success with the other one I picked up for a buck! It just d...

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Part 2: First Round Cleaning

08-19-2008 02:06 AM by ryno101 | 6 comments »

Figured since I started, might as well share my ongoing project to get these two cheapo planes into serviceable condition! After perusing the various blogs about plane restoration here on LJ’s, I decided a simple first step would be to get ‘em taken apart and do a first round cleaning. I looked at David's blog, and though I was intrigued by electrolysis as a rust-removal process, I thought to myself “Isn’t that just really an electroplating going on? Is it reall...

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Part 3: Surprisingly easy to flatten and clean up...

08-21-2008 03:07 AM by ryno101 | 12 comments »

Figuring that the best place to start would be with the bodies of the planes, I cut a 3/4” melamine coated shelf into a workable size, clamped it to my “workbench” (countertop, really) and laid a sheet of drywall sanding screen on top to tackle flattening and cleaning up the soles and sides of these two planes. I probably put a total of 30-45 minutes on this. Much better looking under there than I had expected… Small Plane Before: and After: Large Plane Be...

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Part 4: New Yard Sale Score...

08-26-2008 03:34 AM by ryno101 | 4 comments »

I’ve got my mom, who is an avid yard-saler, (although out in Western MA, they call ‘em Tag Sales) searching for planes for me to feed the need. She came to visit this weekend, and turned up this beaut for $5! I did a bit of research, I think it’s a Type 1 (circa 1877-1891) Stanley 127 Liberty Bell: The combination of trademarks on the blade and toe is what leads me to think it’s a Type 1… the toe is somewhat visible here: It’s in decen...

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