Old Stanley #29 and wan to restore and have questions?

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Forum topic by jaybellisle posted 06-10-2013 03:09 AM 679 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2013 03:09 AM

Hey guys I just purchased a old Stanley #29 with a wooden base and the top is cast iron for $10.00. I am going to buy a new blade and chip breaker but how do I flatten the bottom with sandpaper or I have a 6 inch jointer or is it even worth trying to put it back in working action. Its in pretty good condition and there is one small check in one of the ends but over all in pretty good condition. On more thing while we are at it I am going to strip all the paint off of it and can I just use black spray paint instead of japan paint(I think that’s what it is called)? Thanks for any information


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#2 posted 06-10-2013 05:07 AM

Jay, I am pretty sure it was poopiecat (spelling?) that recently posted his restoration progress of a Stanley Liberty Bell transitional and what he has decided to do and it’s a great read with some good photos.

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 10:36 PM

Don and Dan have a lot going on with transitional restorations. Just keep your camera close by!
I advocate for replacing the wood bed with a new one, but you lose that nice stamping on the nose, the Stanley logo and numeric size. I wouldn’t bother replacing the cutter unless the plane really NEEDS it. The #29 is a good plane to have in your stable, and they’re a lot less common to find than a #27. Can’t beat a $10 price tag, either! Bring it back alive!!!

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