Handplane Treasure Trove

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Blog series by DouginVa updated 03-01-2013 11:19 PM 2 parts 4053 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Craigslist find

02-20-2013 07:33 PM by DouginVa | 5 comments »

So I found a C/L post or the sale of 7 hand planes. The only one I was interested in was a Stanley #7, so I inquired. The seller said he wanted $110 for all of them. Hmmmmm, I thought. If I could get him down some more that’d mean I’d pay a little more than $10 per plane. I could restore them, remove all the rust, sharpen the irons, etc. and sell em each for $25 or more. Except the #7….I want to keep that one. So I offered $80, citing the amount of rust removal, ...

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Part 2: The first couple of planes re-furbished

03-01-2013 11:19 PM by DouginVa | 4 comments »

So I got to work on some of the #4s from my treasure box. Below is a Dunlap #4. Not a particularly nice plane and it didn’t have a “major rust” problem. But there was some rust and plenty of grime. The iron looked like it had been used to open paint cans and drive screws. That’s paint on the sole of the plane. So everything got a dip in to an electrolysis bath, some scrubing with a wire wheel on a drill press, some scoth brite pads aft...

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