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Forum topic by OnlyJustME posted 10-01-2012 01:37 AM 1588 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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OnlyJustME

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10-01-2012 01:37 AM

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After getting so much inspiration on the Show Your Restoration thread, i decided to do my old planes. I picked up my stanley 220 and started cleaning it up and i’m not sure my eyes aren’t playing tricks on me. It looks like it has really dark blue japanning; at least what is left of it. Did stanley use this color for their 220 at some point? Or was this someone else’s pick of color during a previous restoration? Should i repaint it or leave what is left original?

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?


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#1 posted 10-01-2012 01:51 AM

Stanley did indeed use a dark blue paint. I had an old #110 with that blue colour scheme. I also have a “Handyman” block plane from stanley. It even has a BLUE front knob!

Paint job choice is yours. The blue came out after WWII.

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 02:23 AM

Added some pictures. The blue really shows up with the flash. Wouldn’t have doubted it was blue had i taken pictures before i posted.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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