|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 03-09-2012 11:06 PM||1186 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-09-2012 11:06 PM
Spent a whopping whole $8 today. Bought a Stanley Handyman #4 plane. Not much to look at when i bought it. Might turn out a bit differently later. This plane does have a lot of numbers stamped EVERYWHERE on the parts. A look at where i am starting at:
A side view:
I’ll make new handle for this, I think. All these are just painted hardwood. Maybe some Black Walnut?
The Original blade may got sharpened back up. I do have the iron from that Great Neck #4 re-hab project. it fits, just more length.
I cleaned up the sole and sides, using the beltsander sanding center I have rigged up. The lever cap WAS plated at one time. Very little remained, so the rest was stripped off. I’ll polish the lever cap up, and call it good enuff.
All the bolts were taken off, and soaked in my “de-rust solution”. Sandpaper, and a wire brush finished them up. I used a Bastard file to de-burr a couple of them.
Sole is painted a Dark blue. We’ll see how long that lasts. Frog on the other hand, is a bright red. I cleaned some of the “milled’ surfaces off. We’ll see how long that red stays put. Lever cap has an inset that says “Stanley Handyman” with the letters in silver the inset in red. That MIGHT stay.
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use