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Stanley 45 Combo Plane Overhaul #5: Just some little bits...

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Blog entry by HokieKen posted 01-29-2019 04:28 PM 597 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: New Tote and Knob Part 5 of Stanley 45 Combo Plane Overhaul series Part 6: In the home stretch :-) »

First, I’ll toss this in here. I should have included it with the other wood pieces in the last entry but I forgot. I kept the original Rosewood piece for the fence. It was kinda “gunky” and a little dried out but otherwise in good, solid shape.

I used a plane and flattened out the faces which also exposed fresh wood then squared up the sides. Sanded up to 320 and it looked pretty good.

I probably would have made a new fence to match the tote/knob but the piece of Rosewood I have isn’t long enough so I didn’t. This one needs a little hydration but then it’ll be a perfectly fine user. She’s taking a good soak in BLO right now.

Now onto the little bits.

As I disassembled the plane, I put all of the small pieces in a container so I didn’t loose anything.

You can see there is a good amount of rust and some nickel plating that ain’t hanging on real good. So, back to the wire wheel on the grinder for all of the pieces that were big enough for me to use it without eating the skin off my fingers…

What a difference a couple of seconds on the wheel can make :-)

Some parts were too small for me to comfortably clean them up with the grinder, so I brought the grinder to them. The Dremel got a little snack too ;-)

When all was said and done, everything went back into the container in a nice bath of CRC-336.

I still had the tiny little spurs to do and the even tinier little screws that secure them. I have these granite tiles I keep handy with various grades of wet/dry paper adhered on.

When I started woodworking, I used the Scary Sharp method of sharpening and sorted through about 2 dozen of these tiles from HD with a straight edge to find the 2 flattest ones. I no longer sharpen using paper but, I do find these tiles with the paper to be extremely handy to have around. For just such things as this:

Here I’m using a pencil eraser to remove the rust from the faces of the spurs. You can see the difference when it’s done:

I did the screws the same way except my finger worked better than the eraser.

Finally it was time to sharpen the spurs. That was no small chore. See how fat those fingers are?!

But, eventually I got a good even burr rolled on the edge and drew the back side a couple of times to remove it and they should work just fine (if I even use them).

So that pretty much wraps up the plane portion. Over the next couple of days, I’ll be putting some finish on the tote and knob and some kind of rust prevention on the bare metal. I need to clean up the cutters and sharpen them up. Then it’ll be time to put this thing to work :-)

Thanks for dropping by!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!



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WayneC

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#1 posted 01-29-2019 04:32 PM

Nice photos showing the process. Thanks for sharing. Getting closer. Time to cleanup and sharpen the cutters.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 01-29-2019 04:32 PM

Put it to work, yes!

(I hate sharpening spurs / nickers!)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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KelleyCrafts

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#3 posted 01-29-2019 04:33 PM

Looking good brother! Can’t wait to see shavings.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#4 posted 01-29-2019 04:52 PM

I’m stopping to pick up tile on the way home from work today. Thanks for the reminder to grab the straightedge from my desk instead of getting to the store and having to “eyeball” it.

Good thorough job you’re doing on the 45, Ken.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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theoldfart

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#5 posted 01-29-2019 05:12 PM

Kenny, I’m stuck in a recliner right now and can’t check mine. Do those spurs have a bevel on the back side too?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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HokieKen

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#6 posted 01-29-2019 05:38 PM

Dave – I prefer to grab a box ful and take them home and check them. Then return the rejects.

Kev – Thank goodness, they’re single bevels on the spurs ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 01-29-2019 06:51 PM

Nice Kenny! On nickers, I usually just sharpen them to reasonably sharp because it is such a chore. But I don’t use them that often either.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#8 posted 01-29-2019 09:21 PM



Nice Kenny! On nickers, I usually just sharpen them to reasonably sharp because it is such a chore. But I don t use them that often either.

- duckmilk

Yeah, they ain’t super sharp Duck. Or maybe they are, I can’t really tell :-) But, if I find I use these things often, I’ll clamp them in my hand vise and sharpen them with diamond files behind my magnifying lamp. They’ll have to prove their worth before they get that level of attention though ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 01-29-2019 10:40 PM


They ll have to prove their worth before they get that level of attention though ;-)

- HokieKen

Smart money says ‘they won’t.’
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But then you may have more industrious knickers than I do.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#10 posted 01-29-2019 11:36 PM

I imagine our knickers are pretty much on a par Smitty ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#11 posted 01-31-2019 02:38 PM

Kenny, great job bro. Stay warm in the process and looking forward to the showing, Take care my friend:). Go SU.

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