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Forum topic by psquared posted 03-31-2009 12:31 AM 2099 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2009 12:31 AM

I’m in the process of tuning up a Stanley bullnose plane I got on ebay. Nice plane – all seems servicable and in working order. I just can’t get the front to line up with the rest of the sole. One is always proud of the other. I’m flattening with the blade in and retracted. I have filed some of the bluing off where the two pieces (top and bottom) come together for a more consistent fit. I just can’t get both edges to line up. Any pointers?

(The black lines at the mouth are sharpie marks I placed on the sole as I was trying to flatten it with sandpaper on plate glass.)

-- When the tide goes out you see who's been skinny dipping.


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#1 posted 03-31-2009 12:59 AM

Sorry, the pic didn’t post.

-- When the tide goes out you see who's been skinny dipping.

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#2 posted 03-31-2009 02:27 AM

Are you talking about the #75? (http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan10.htm#num75)

“The section of the sole ahead of the iron is not co-planar with the sole behind the iron. The plane is purposely made this way to assist it with its cut”

I read that AFTER spending a bit of time trying to ‘fix’ mine…...

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#3 posted 03-31-2009 04:03 AM

Well then – that explains it. Thanks for giving me the scoop. These things are not intuitive at all.

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#4 posted 03-31-2009 04:03 AM

By the way – which section should be higher?

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 01:51 AM

Front one.

I guess we need to think of it as more a chisel holder rather than a plane. At least for the front section.

I worked on flattening mine for ~20 minutes on probably 250 grit. Then started thinking, ‘Hey, it’s a used plane. It obviously worked for the previous owner. Why am I needing to fix it?” So I did a bit of search on Blood&Gore…....

So I polished up the rear section so it was about as shiny as the front piece (which of course wasn’t subjected to the 250…) and it works fine.

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