The Stanley 45 revivial #1: Starting up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-13-2016 06:08 PM 1221 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of The Stanley 45 revivial series Part 2: Fence is cleaned up, cutters next. »

One of the best prizes I have ever got, was a wooden box from a fellow LJer named Doe. It contained a Canadian made, Stanely No.45, T-20. Twas a bit rusty, here and there. My “job” was to bring it back to life, and post a few pictures when done. The plane?

And,thanks to the USPS playing “catch” with it, the lid came out of the mailing carton in 5 pieces. William was kind enough to nail the pieces back together. So, a rehab?

Tried all the parts, to see how they went together. There was a cutter stuck in place. Loosen things up, still not budging. Ok, hammer to gently tap it out the side, and away from the adjuster’s little pin. laid out the cutters.

20 of them, out of 23. Missing ( I think) just the “match” cutters. No biggie. Soaked a few things overnight..

This is the “sliding” section. I took everything but pins off. Wire wheels to clean the crud off. WD40 onto the cleaned off threads. Then reinstall the bolts. WD40 will help clean the inside threads out. Got the Cam cleaned up

And cleaned the slitter cutter, as well. Plan was to do one assembly/section at a time. Set it aside, and then repeat for the next in line. Which meant the main section/stock was next. All the bolts were removed, and cleaned up, skate was cleaned off. Found an “etch” on the skate, Stanley…SW. Made in Can. I left the spurs alone on both, other than what the wire wheels could reach. The smaller wheel started to throw little wires everywhere. Trashed it. As for the Main frame?

The short rods weren’t too bad. Polished them a bit. Got these two sections done and put back together…

That will do for now. I still need to do the fence section, the cutters need a lot of work, and then…..maybe the box will get fixed up. Stay tuned, part two is on the way…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 04-13-2016 06:23 PM

Nice work, bit of a worry posting it though, once Doe spots it I am tipping she will be around and wanting it back after looking at the job you have done.

If you have a linisher you can get scotch belts for them (same as scotch brite only in belt form), as well and they restore metal a treat

A wiper motor I did for a show and shine.

The before shot, and

the finished result didnt take long about 10 minutes

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 04-13-2016 07:53 PM

Looking good, Bandit. I haven’t unpacked my treasures, yet.
Rob, I’ll be checking into this linisher scotch belt. Got a link?

-- God bless, Candy

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Don Broussard

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#3 posted 04-13-2016 10:41 PM

So far, so good Bandit. It’ll be ready for work with just a bit more effort.

It looks like a linisher is just a belt sander with a different setup.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#4 posted 04-14-2016 08:28 AM

Ok a couple of LJs responding is worth a detailed reply

So here it is

Oh rats its a PDF…. not supported by LJs ..... wait and I will see if I can convert it.
But yes its just another belt you can fit to a linisher, and mind you they available for sanders and other applications as well!
Otherwise if you are really interested email me….......... Not meaning to hijack Bandits original post it was just to support the great work and make the job easier!

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 04-14-2016 02:13 PM

A crusty rusty transitioning….
into a purdy treasure!!!

Looking forward to following along….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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