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03-09-2012 11:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing sharpening

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


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#1 posted 03-10-2012 12:36 AM

A few more “looksees” of this little project

stripped down to the bare bones

A sole – full look.

Parts, parts, and more parts

Another look at that frog. Bolts are all cleaned up. The original iron is being sharpened back up. It is stamped with all the “data’ including the “model” number. Seems to be a decent enough plane, so far….

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

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#2 posted 03-10-2012 01:58 AM

Keep up the good work. Strange how within the stanley line of planes the totes could be so different.

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#3 posted 03-10-2012 07:00 PM

Went out to the “handle shop’, er, woodshop, today. I wanted to make a couple new handles for that handyman plane.

Didn’t have the Walnut in this size, so another wood was used.

Along with a matching tote. I’ll return both to my house, and the sanding center. i can really shape things down there. As for a “Money Shot’, I have two.

One in oak/ash. This is with a roughly sharpened iron?

and one in Walnut. Now the big question:

what to do with these old handles?

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

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#4 posted 03-10-2012 07:04 PM

It’s coming along bandit! I absolutely hate making those totes, but it looks like you enjoy it. :-)

I’d list the old totes on Ebay—make a few extra bucks, at least.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 03-10-2012 08:04 PM

Nice catch Bandit. I am having fun restoring the three 3 Stanley’s that I recently aquired

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#6 posted 03-11-2012 08:40 PM

Almost done:

About ready to join the rest of the boys….


How about a couple group shots?

Smile!!!

The RED frog will stay, for now. Mouth on the handyman is smaller than the one on the Great Neck #4, hmmmm, might make a nice smoother, afterall…

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

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