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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 06-19-2013 09:19 PM 841 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bandit571

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06-19-2013 09:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing

Box came in the mail today, from Paris…. ( wait for it) Ohio. Looked like a #4 plane, in need of a little TLC??

It even had a few hitch-hikers

Cleaned out the spider nests (three of them!) without getting bit. Took the thing apart, to begin the refurb

Hmmm, ugly? Rusty! Crusty!

looks like the handles were painted RED at one time, too. And, when the adjuster wheel is rusty…

Got the parts down to the Dungeon Shop. Set up a few wire wheels for the drill press. Dusty, too!. Got rid of all that was rusty, wiped it down to find…about 45% of the paint was left. Paint job!. While the paint was drying, worked over the iron.

Seemed a little off. Turned out that the chipbreaker was bending the iron. Finally got the back flat, at least down by the edge. Got all the parts cleaned up, and back on the plane.

Lever cap is a spare I had. The iron/chipbreaker may get replaced as well. Will see after a trip over the oil stones.

Wheel had rusted because it is steel. As for the frog, got some of it flat.

The lateral lever needed to be straightened out, too. Almost thought about crimping that “whaletail” into a more Stanley like closed one. Not sure who made this plane. casting is thick and heavy, too bad the rest wasn’t.

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


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Bill White

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#1 posted 06-19-2013 10:48 PM

Well dang! Have ya used it yet?
Looks like you’re well on your way.
Bill

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#2 posted 06-19-2013 11:28 PM

Just got the iron sharpened up, and stropped. Test drive on some barn wood, to make it feel at home

Still might swap out irons, and try a spare I have sitting around.

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

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#3 posted 06-23-2013 12:37 AM

Now part of a three plane set on ebay.

All three have been tuned up, sharpened up, and ready for work..

Was getting too many #4 planes in the shop…...

(still have more more down there…...)

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

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