My First Stanley Hand Plane (#3 Type 13)

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Blog entry by YusukeKomiya posted 07-29-2016 01:41 AM 771 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I paid about $60 for this beauty on Ebay. I was looking around for some cheapo rusty plane but when I saw this one I knew I wanted it. The knob and tote are in great condition. There is little rust and pitting. Most of the japanning is still intact. I still plan to clean it up to make it more pretty. I can’t wait to finally have square stock (which has been the bane of my past woodworking experience growing up before I knew better XP). I was about to buy a planing machine until my brother got me into hand tools.

The heaviest amount of pitting I can find (trying to decide between sanding it off or epoxy)

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#1 posted 07-29-2016 01:50 AM

Beautiful plane, congrats! My fave type.

That pitting is a non-issue. The tool has been cleaned up nicely. Tune and use, welcome to the slippery slope!

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

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