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Kevin

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602 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: hand plane plane hand stanley

Just picked this up at a pawn shop for $10 bucks. It appears to be in pretty good condition except the back handle is broken off the top. I plan to start restoring the plane today hopefully, but I would like to get your opinions on what to do with the handle. Should I just taper it off on the top completely create a new handle out of some nice wood.

Let me know what you guys think of the plane. It has APR-19 10 on the plate.
I can also pick up a descent craftsman No3 looks like for $10 bucks too. Is the craftsman worth it? There is nothing wrong with it looks like except a little dirt and rust.

Thanks

-- Williamsburg, KY


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 602 days ago

Good looking planes. A good way to salvage the rear tote is to glue a block to the broken area and reshape. $10 is worth it on both of em IMO

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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LukieB

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#2 posted 602 days ago

I would agree with Chris
Before

After

I used epoxy to glue the block on then belt sanded and rasped the horn back to shape, a little sanding, some trans tint dye, and lacquer. Good as new :)

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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Don W

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#3 posted 602 days ago

or make a new one.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 602 days ago

Good score on the planes. They both should make nice users.

Lucas: Best tote repair I’ve ever seen.

Don: Love your new ones.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Don W

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#5 posted 602 days ago

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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bandit571

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#6 posted 602 days ago

usually, there is not a thing wrong with them Craftsman planes…

This is my little #3 Craftsman, planning some walnut…

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

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Don W

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#7 posted 602 days ago

Craftsman were typically made by stanley or sargent. They are good users.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Kevin

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#8 posted 602 days ago

Thanks guys for the info there. Those are some nice repairs!
I think i’ll grab the craftsman no.3 also then. I have already done some light rest removal on the plane, very easy to remove.

Time to go back outside in the garage and restore :)

thanks

-- Williamsburg, KY

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Don W

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#9 posted 602 days ago

some more help if you need it

http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/25464

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 602 days ago

T13 #5, awesome tool, one of my favorites. Nice score indeed !

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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MagGeorge

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#11 posted 601 days ago

Saving good one again!

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Kevin

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#12 posted 601 days ago

Just read the article Don, some nice information with screenshots there for us newbies on restoring hand planes. Yeah, when I saw the planes I was thinking woo hoo. He has 3 more, the craftsman no.3 looks like by size, a smaller one with the screw to hold down the blade in front, looks really old sorta and a no 2 or 3 on a wooden base that’s in descent shape.

Yep, excited to get these restored and put them to use :)

-- Williamsburg, KY

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shampeon

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#13 posted 601 days ago

That Craftsman #3 was made by Sargent. You can tell by the U shaped lateral adjust lever. Totally worth $10.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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chrisstef

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#14 posted 601 days ago

Ahh the first hit of rust. Youre hooked now brother.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 601 days ago

That’s right. The first time you take one of those $10 rust buckets and turn it into a sharp and shiny hunk of iron that’s as good or better than brand new stuff selling for 10 or 15 times the price… it’s like crack. You just want more!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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