Stanley 51/52 Shooting Plane

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Blog series by Pjonesy updated 06-20-2017 05:22 AM 2 parts 7156 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: I am now the proud owner of this rare plane

05-28-2017 02:15 AM by Pjonesy | 8 comments »

I have just acquired this quite rare Stanley 51/52 Shooting Plane in very original if a little rusty condition.It is my intention to clean the plane up to make it usable again, so I can use it in my model making. I really like using hand tools as much as possible when making models, I think it gives me much greater control and accuracy. Does anyone know where I can get an original hold down bracket with wing nut, washer and cup head bolt. I have acquired a non original bracket but an o...

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Part 2: Progress on the clean up

06-20-2017 05:22 AM by Pjonesy | 6 comments »

In between other things I have been cleaning this piece of treasure very carefully so as not to destroy the originality of the item. Cleaning the rust off and still leaving the original machine marks is quite time consuming. The following pictures show progress so far. I still need to clean up wing nuts and other small parts, probably use electrolysis to do this. to the parts that have no existing finishes like nickel or zinc. According to records I have checked the plane was manufactured bet...

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