|Forum topic by uMinded||posted 165 days ago||599 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
165 days ago
I was out visiting the in laws on the west coast and poked my head into an antiques store. I was looking for tube radio but ended up finding a Stanley #5C. It has been repaired so I talked them down to a whopping $16. The damage is on one side of the plane and cracks down to the mouth but only on one side. It sat flat and its a pretty good repair job so I think it will be a plenty good user plan.
I took it all apart and put it in a ziplock bag with CLR and hot water for 4 hours.
I then buffed it up with a mini wire wheel in my dremel. I need to lap the frog and sole but do not have anything on hand but it was a nice afternoon project.
I think it is either a type 15 or 19.. it has stanley on the adjustment lever but it also has a staley SW iron in it.
I have been checking plane prices and their is no way I can afford new ones. Is there anybody on the forums here that sell bargain finds or fully refurbished units? I am looking for a 60-1/5, #4, #7 or #8 and a rabbit plane like a #78 or #92