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Blog series by Mike54Ohio updated 03-22-2017 03:08 PM 4 parts 4707 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: My 1st hand plane restoration

02-21-2017 04:52 AM by Mike54Ohio | 1 comment »

So a couple years ago my wife and I decided to remodel the kitchen (long overdue) and part of the project was ripping out all the carpeting downstairs and installing hardwood floors and new stair treads and risers. This project brought about my first hand plane purchase (a Wood River block plane) which I hardly used for the project and didn’t really look at it again until recently. So fast forward to late last year and I’m making some cutting boards for Christmas presents and in s...

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Part 2: Antique mall pick-ups

02-24-2017 05:07 PM by Mike54Ohio | 5 comments »

So since it in the near 70’s in NE Ohio, I went golfing with some buddies, in February no less, Wednesday and on the way home stopped at an antique mall on the way and lo and behold: for all you wooden plane collectors out there (I haven’t started on these so no buys here): And after poking around for a bit I came up with these: I got 2 Sweethearts- A no. 5 and no. 4 plus a no. 5 Defiance and a no. 4 Wards Master which I think is a Miller Falls made one (red frog)...

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Part 3: Stanley SW no 4 resto

02-27-2017 11:19 PM by Mike54Ohio | 3 comments »

Finished up the Stanley SW no 4 from the antique mall finds the other day. Had to repair the knob first. It had a chunk missing and two pieces cracked and ready to fall off. Didn’t have any rosewood so used a small piece of walnut for the patch and epoxied everything into place. I then rough shaped it with a small chisel and then attacked it with some rasps and sandpaper for final shaping. The tote had the barest remnants of the Stanley Tools sticker on it, so I was ca...

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Part 4: Stanley SW no 5 Antique Mall resto

03-22-2017 03:08 PM by Mike54Ohio | 1 comment »

Finally got around to attacking the restoration on the SW no 5 I picked up at the antique mall last month. The biggest issue was that the tote was broken at the horn and I had never attempted a repair on that type of damage before. I only had to give $11 for the plane when I scored it – the blade and cap iron etc were pretty rusty. Before pics: I threw all the small stuff into evaporust for clean-up and decided to try something different on the plane sole for rust rem...

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