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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 02-05-2012 08:01 PM 777 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bandit571

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02-05-2012 08:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing

An old Stanley Liberty Bell #129. Needed an “up-grade” of sorts. It had a plastic tote screwed on the rear. Yuck! A few years of dirt, grime, and dust stuck in every corner. Someone had spray a silver paint on some of the metal parts, rust prevention maybe? So, I took everything apart, and started to clean things up/out.

A “naked body”

the rust brigade

and an UGLY tote. First up, some Simple Green in a soak bath, with a brass brush scrubber. Next, a shot from a rattle can of black enamel, to spruce things up a mite: adjustor

Liberty Bell cap ( and an old wrench, also being re-habbed). Sharpened up the iron, and put things back toegther. A friend had sent me a tote from a Stanley #5. I re-used that long screw, just clipped off the end to make it fit. Sat things out for a sun tan:

and then took it out for a test drive on some Oak:

Should be about ready for the next 120 years, right?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use


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#1 posted 02-05-2012 08:11 PM

Nice job. It looks ready for service.

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 08:14 PM

A real user, as it should be.
Great job.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 08:58 PM

I’m glad you rescued that thing It should be good for another lift time.

-- Richard, North Carolina, http://graywolfwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 12:18 AM

Great job another one saved.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 12:39 AM

Yep. Ya got it.
Bill

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#6 posted 02-07-2012 01:10 AM

Thanks guys. How about a little more eye-candy?

That wood tote looks a lot better, don’t it.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Dave

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#7 posted 02-07-2012 01:17 AM

Thats a much better picture. That one does your labor more justice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#8 posted 02-07-2012 01:48 AM

Way to go….new life for those old birds!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#9 posted 02-07-2012 02:47 AM

good for another 200 years.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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