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Beginner Plane Restoration #6: Stanley No 5 1/2 type 16

02-18-2018 08:35 PM by bbasiaga | 1 comment »

Sometimes you want this: But all that’s in your wallet is this: So you buy this: And, with a bunch of sweat equity, turn it in to this: This is now the 3rd plane I’ve ‘restored’. As you can see, I don’t go full out. I still like them to look old and don’t mind if there is some (or a lot) of patina and missing paint. So why did I do this? The pictures above tell the story. I saw the LN 5 1/2 at their hand tool event. The LN guy there was high on them, and it felt pretty good. I don’t do a ton of handwork though, and almost $400 worth of plane…I just couldn’t justify. Plus, I already have a low ang...

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