|Forum topic by andy6601||posted 920 days ago||1273 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
920 days ago
I have a Stanley #7 that is not is the best shape to say the least. It has rust, cob webs and the black paint on the inside of the body where the tote and the handle attach is chipping away. But I got it for $20.00 on CL so not to bad. However I want to tune it up, because I want the experience and to have a functional plane. However I can tell already that this guy is going to need the mouth enlarged to except a thick iron and cap iron. The one that is with it is paper thin compared to the newer plane irons.
I know that this is going to be work, and really I am not that worried about it and if I screw up I am out $20.00 and time but hey well worth it.
So my question is what is the best way to tackle this project (the opening of the mouth) and get a good end result. I am not trying to make this a fine tuned smoother, but I do not want it to be a scrub plane either. So any comments I welcome. BTW it is not a Bailey or bedrock, just a plane old Stanley. (Purdin the Pun)
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