|Forum topic by PG_Zac||posted 10-19-2009 09:36 AM||6761 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
10-19-2009 09:36 AM
We moved house about 6 months ago, and last week I had the chance to unpack some of my workshop boxes.
Guess what I found?
The crumpled paper on the right turned out to be the User Manual
I inherited some tools from my late father-in-law about 3 years ago, but my wife actually packed them and brought them home. There was a Stanley no. 4 in that collection, and I guess this one must have been there as well. The old man didn’t use his tools for at least 2 years before his passing, so this plane has been sitting in its box for at least 5 years.
This is the plane’s condition as it emerged from the box.
For those who don’t know (I didn’t), the RB10 has disposable blades which are kept in the handle. Lo and behold, there were blades in the handle.
So, I brushed off the plane with a dry paint brush to look at what was under the years of crud, and the plane is close to pristine condition. The text cast in the body below the lateral adjustment lever is
The only “problem” I have found so far, is a very light rusting of the exposed cast iron, and the blade adjustment is a bit sticky. (big deal) It would take very little effort to bring this plane to original condition. To test it, I even used it a little last night to chamfer an edge on a new door I’m making, and it worked perfectly without me even looking at the state of the cutting edge.
Does anyone out there have one of these planes?
-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.