Making a home for my 45 plane #1: The Beginning, a problem to solve.

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Blog entry by CO_Goose posted 10-08-2017 01:04 AM 896 reads 5 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I posted this over in the “Stanley #45 – 7 forms of fun in 1! – And other combination/moulding planes” and had several requests to make it into a blog so that it could be bookmarked.

On one of my rust hunting expeditions, I found this Wards Master Plow Plane, No. 84-3548. It is made by Stanley, and is a virtual clone of the later model 45 planes, the difference being the red on the adjusting nuts, and the word “Stanley” was ground off of the handle on the adjustable skate. It appeared to have never been used, however the box had sat in some water and was in bad shape.

The plane itself is in great shape, and it has a full compliment of irons, and all of those fiddly-bits, including the ever-coveted screwdriver. The little envelope is a couple more nickers.

The manual was stuck together and anything in paper was well rusted. The irons were in a cardboard box that had a little wear to it.

So, after an afternoon of WD-40 and wire brush (powered and hand) the rust was knocked off, the blades were honed, and it looked much better.

But now I had a problem, I did not want to store the nice shiny plane in the old beat up box. So I went to the interwebs to come up with some ideas for storage. There are a lot of great ideas out there, but that’s the next entry…


-- Just making sawdust

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