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Blog series by MadJester updated 09-17-2014 10:52 PM 2 parts 5960 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: Small unmarked hand plane refurb

09-16-2014 09:00 PM by MadJester | 12 comments »

I’m just beginning to appreciate the uses I have for hand planes now that I’m doing more projects that are not refinishing in nature…over the past nine months I’ve been collecting an assortment of different ones at yard/estate sales and clean outs…here’s the smallest one and I’m using it to practice with…I’m getting very small shavings, so I’ll have to figure out if it’s the position of the blade, whether I have it sharp enough...

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Part 2: Stanley #255 ?

09-17-2014 10:52 PM by MadJester | 13 comments »

Today I cleaned up the smaller plane from yesterday…still not completely satisfied, but it will do. I then tackled a vintage Stanley7”. Inside it is marked “C 255” and has an “x” and a “2” below that (it’s covered by the iron). Back has “Made in USA”. The blade is marked “Stanley No. 220 (13-220A) Made in USA”. Not sure if it’s actually a Stanley plane, but no matter…I have several this size that I...

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