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shane

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03-25-2012 12:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing sharpening

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just purchased 2 stanley hand planes at an action for $2.50 each. i do not know that much about hand planes other than how to use one. wondering if it is even worth restoring these and if so where i would even begin, or are they not worth the time and effort they are both functional both they are as dull as my mother-in-laws personality. any knowledge and/or tips would be greatly appreciated.

-- shane1138--"if you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it again"


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#1 posted 03-25-2012 12:51 AM

Your pictures didn’t come through for me, here they are:

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 12:52 AM

Got measurements on these? Or does it say the model numbers on the sides of the planes? My guess is that it is a 9 1/4 and a 9 1/2, but not sure. They both could use a good cleaning and should work pretty well for you. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 12:54 AM

thanks brandon not sure why pics didnt come through this was my first forum post.
are these even worth my time to restore?

-- shane1138--"if you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it again"

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 12:57 AM

one is 9 and a half the other is 9 and a quarter they need a good cleaning yes and i have no idea how to sharpen the blade

-- shane1138--"if you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it again"

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 01:15 AM

2 good little block planes at a bargain price … poke around here and youll get more advice on sharpenning than you could imagine. I started with the scary sharp (and still do) .. its chepear than stones but if you got the wallet for it the world is your oyster.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 02:21 AM

Those are definitely worth spending some time on. Get yourself some green Scotchbrite pads and some WD-40 and clean ‘em up. Then spend some time flattening the backs of the irons and sharpening them and you’ll have a couple of great users. I’ve rehabbed a few planes and if you need any help, PM me and we’ll get you squared away. Nice find!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#7 posted 03-25-2012 03:34 AM

Those are two very usable and useful block planes. Borrow or buy The Handplane Book by Garrett Hack for everything you need to know. Have Fun!

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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#8 posted 03-29-2012 02:22 AM

thanks everyone for all your input and advise, truly appreciated. i have started the restoration and ill post pictures as soon as they are done.

-- shane1138--"if you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it again"

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