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02-07-2012 08:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing sharpening

And how I’m going to re-hab them. In this entry, I’ll show the planes in their “before” appearence, and how one looks torn down.

Not too bad, but they have seen a lot of use in the past. The red one is from Great Neck a long time ago. The plain one is still not fully Identified. Anyway, here is that “plain” plane , torn down, ready for cleaning

Frog. will really get a scrubbing . next

The body. Clean and strip the spray paint off, Next

The lever cap. I need to hide ALL spray cans! It will be cleaned up as well. next

tapered Iron and

chip breaker. Sharpen the iron and re-do the chip breaker.

Well, that’s the “plan” for now. Stay tuned

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 09:36 PM

Bandit, that “Unnamed” one looks like an early Stanley model when their frogs were very similar to the Bedrock series. The lateral adjuster doesn’t look right for an early Stanley though. Maybe it is a Keen Kutter or Sargent/ Either way, because of the frog, that is a very nice user. Have fun restoring it!

-- Mike

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 09:44 PM

seems to be a Stanley Defiance #3, post WWII. I know it is small than a #4.

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 08:45 PM

cleaned up plane #1 and got it almost back together:

Then I started to take apart #2:

A little different body than that old #3. The frog is very different: and another look:

some extra bolts under there? Hopefully I can get this old Red plane to look like it’s relative: Well, off to the shop, maybe I’ll get further along…..

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 08:49 PM

Looks like a lot of work enjoy.

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 09:58 PM

A “Progress Report” on the red plane. Black handles ARE bakelite, I know because the rear tote fell on the floor and broke of a piece. NOW I will HAVE to make a new one.

Got the sole and frog started to get cleaned up:


and those bright red sides, as well

That red paint is very thick, and hard to wire brush off. I also cleaned all that blue paint off of the lever cap for the other (Stanley) planes. This might take awhile.

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 03:54 AM

Tote is broken, will have to make another one:

I did get everything cleaned up on plane #1


another view:

Well, time to schedule some shoptime, and make a wood tote. I have some old oak handy, might make a couple different ones to see how they look. Stay tuned….

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 04:12 AM

I am seeing some progress. I dropped a tote yesterday, and broke it for the second time! So I feel your pain.

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#8 posted 02-12-2012 09:45 PM

Super-glue the Bakelite tote back together, for now. I do have a nice oak beam out in the shop,maybe a “Mission Style” QSWO tote and knob, at a later date?

Waiting to see what kind of tote that HF #33 has. Then maybe I can match it on Old Red. Knob as well, might as well do the whole thing the same.

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#9 posted 02-12-2012 10:07 PM

Keep us posted on the rehab.
Bakelite may have ta go, but try to resto just because…....
Bill

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#10 posted 02-14-2012 06:50 PM

Just finish a three day work weekend, got tonight and tomorroow off, also have next weekend off. Might be able to finish these this weekend. Still looking at making new handles for Ol’Red. He will get a different colour to him. A nice gloss black. I don’t intend to spray it on as heavy as Great Neck did, though. Block plane is also being worked over/on ( not sure which) and will be ready for service with the rest of the metal planes. Once Spring FINALLY shows up around here, I might re-hab those wood bodied profile planes I made up a few years ago.

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#11 posted 02-19-2012 12:23 AM

Tried my hand at making a tote, three times, today. First was being fitted to the plane, when it broke in two places. Went and cut out two more blanks, shaped one down, and stopped. Until I find an “Idiot (me) proof” way to drill the holes, that will be all for the wood totes.

Tried a little paint removal today as well. The stanley came clean, Ol’Red did not.

Same with the frogs

An hour or so in a cold wood shop. I think the Stanley is about ready to put back together, and put back to work.

Next step…..paint shop101.

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#12 posted 02-19-2012 05:49 PM

Drill the counterbore, then long hole FIRST, then cut out the shape. Make a wedge the same angle as the long hole and glueor tape to the bottom of the blank, then you can work on a drill press. Worked for me http://www.flickr.com/photos/wb8nbs/6104211241/in/photostream

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#13 posted 02-20-2012 02:04 AM

Family Portrait,. After a bit of paint&shine:

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#14 posted 02-20-2012 02:10 AM

Looking good Bandit. A lot of progress here. Well done.

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#15 posted 02-24-2012 07:20 PM

A few more looks at these planes

Underneath the Defiance, showing the mouth opening w/ iron in bevel down

Same plane, at work

Black & Chrome, at work ( used to be Ol’Red)

#110, taking a break

and the #33 at work. A no-name spokeshave was also re-habbed:

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