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Blog entry by Rugman01 posted 03-02-2015 06:01 PM 1314 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I have bugun to start my collection of fine hand tools. I recently spent 3 weeks trying to get the Stanley Bailey set of old hand planes. I wanted to get them all rusted on purpose, so I would gain the knowledge that was going to bw necassry to get them back to good condition and keep them that way. So as the days progressed the planes begain to arrive at my home. I am now the very proud owner of a small Stanley 110 a stanley handyman a stanley #4 flat bottom a Stainley #5 2 Stanley #6 planes one with pleated bottom one flat. last but not least and by far the hardest to get for me was the #7. Next weekend I will begin the journey of rehab for these new to me treasures.

-- The meek shall inherit the earth, when the bold are done with it.

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#1 posted 03-02-2015 06:25 PM

Congratulations Rug! I too have recently started down the same “slippery slope” My problem is I cant STOP buying or start the rehabs! I have branched out now into handsaws and braces! I look forward to your motivation my new found friend.

-- Lloyd

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 08:28 PM

Rugman,congrats on the new planes and going down that slippery slope. If you are looking for lots of information regarding restores and hand planes try the

Restoration before and after thread

or the
Hand planes of your dreams thread.

Lots of information and examples of great restores.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#4 posted 03-02-2015 10:15 PM

Wow you guys always keep me motivated . I will post pics before and after when I take them.
Woodbench maybe we should work this process together. I found myself now looking way to hard at spoke shaves

-- The meek shall inherit the earth, when the bold are done with it.

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