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Forum topic by fivecodys posted 08-05-2017 08:45 PM 445 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-05-2017 08:45 PM

After a few delays due to very hot weather, I have completed my first plane restoration.
This is a Stanley No 5 Bailey Type 17.

I want to thank all of you who guided me through this process.

I used Evaporust, sandpaper, wires brushes, and a polisher to get these results.
The sharpening was done with my Worksharp 3000
I was not after a super shiny finish. I did not attempt to repair the japanning I just left it as is.

The knob and tote were sanded down and stained with Minwax Rosewood Gel Stain and then sprayed with 7 coats of lacquer. (rattlecan)

Here’s Before:

Here’s After:

I guess I’m hooked.
I have a No4 and another No 5 soaking as I’m typing this. :)

Thanks again everybody for your help!

-- Chem, Central California

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#1 posted 08-05-2017 08:55 PM

Great Restoration!

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#3 posted 08-05-2017 09:18 PM

Mighty fine looking job there. Yes, you are hooked!

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#4 posted 08-05-2017 09:38 PM

Nice curlies Chem! Good job on the restoration as well.

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#5 posted 08-05-2017 09:43 PM

Well done! Great job on the first restoration. Looking forward to seeing more of your good work.

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#6 posted 08-05-2017 10:20 PM

Looks GREAT!

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#7 posted 08-06-2017 11:53 AM

Nice work.

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#8 posted 08-06-2017 12:17 PM

That’s awesome! I’ve been wanting to attempt that but haven’t had the nerve yet. Great job.

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#9 posted 08-06-2017 01:14 PM

Beautiful! you really lucked out to get rosewood on a type 17.

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#10 posted 08-07-2017 12:44 AM

Thanks guys for all the kind words and encouragement.

-- Chem, Central California

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#11 posted 08-07-2017 12:45 AM

Beautiful! you really lucked out to get rosewood on a type 17.

- Ocelot

Thank you Paul for all your help. You have been a great resource for me and made this much easier than if I had tried on my own.

-- Chem, Central California

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#12 posted 08-07-2017 12:55 AM

Welcome to the addiction network… My fix is SARGENT, but all are just as addictive IMO… ;-)

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