Hello there everyone. This is my first post on here although I have read many of different topics and threads. I come to you all for help though.
Now I know there is probably a topic on this but nothing came up in the search through 7 pages of google and over 3,000 topics on here is a little to much to look through.
I recently purchased my first plane from an antique shop in town. (have had old wood planes in the past) I knew it was a Stanley block plane but could not verify the model until i got home and rubbed a little rust off. Come to find out it is a Stanley #9 1/4 with the letter U and number 1 on the plane body underneath the iron. So this is where you all come in.
I got it home and started seeing exactly how it worked before starting the restoration but started to get quite confused. Basically I’m asking exactly how everything on this plane works. For example, when I try to use the lateral adjustment lever with the plane all assembled it doesn’t move easily. there is a little gap about 1/32” where the lateral adjustment wheel hits the iron so there is a little play in the lever, would that effect it? The plane looks to have all of the original parts and in pretty good condition. (no pitting, cracks, gouges, or any of that) So I would like the know how exactly this plane works. How to set it up, how to use the adjustments, even restoration tips.
Pictures will be posted in the morning.