Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'hand plane restore'

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Tuning Up (Kind of Restoring) A Stanley Hand Plane

05-10-2018 12:48 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I picked up this old no. 4 hand plane recently and thought I would show how I tune up an old plane and get it ready for use in my shop. I know there are a lot of different methods and ways to restore a plane so I thought I would share how I do it. Thanks for watching!

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Shop's Log #16: Stanley No.3 Restored

11-11-2014 08:02 PM by terryR | 6 comments »

Just a few quick photos to document a recent plane restoration… This is a Stanley No.3 Type11…with the infamous V-logo on the cutting iron; made from 1910-1918. A lil rusty, and missing a small amount of wood, but in great shape otherwise. As soon as I took off the knob, the small chunk you see fell off…along with another piece. And the tote had an obvious repair needed to the beaver tail…unfortunately it involved the hole for the hardware, and I wasn’t...

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1894 German hobel (hand plane) restored

02-24-2011 09:32 PM by mafe | 21 comments »

1894 German hobelhand plane – restored I found what I believe is an excellent example of the German and Nordic traditional hand plane. It is simple made, no fancy details except from the fact someone took time to decorate a little. Its cut from one piece of wood, and the horn are simply mounted with a big nail. The interesting part except from this is that the iron has been modified at some point and an adjustable chip breaker mounted, and it was this that made me fall in love with i...

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Restoring Hand Planes.. My methods #4: Sanding and Polishing the body and metal parts

01-11-2011 09:43 PM by Dan | 13 comments »

In my first blog of this series I talked about removing the rust using Evapo-Rust. The following picture shows my Stanley #4 after it was soaked over night in Evapo-Rust and washed and scrubbed clean. I have polished and sanded the sides a number of different ways. I have done all by hand with folded up sand paper and sanding blocks, I have used my dremmel tool with different attachments and I have used my drill press with wire brush. I find all of these to be way to time consuming. I fin...

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Restoring Hand Planes.. My methods #3: Re-painting the plane body

01-10-2011 07:57 PM by Dan | 6 comments »

Its been a little bit since I have added to this series but I have been very busy as of late. This blog will focus on re-painting the plane body and frog. This is one thing that I usually skip over when restoring planes. Most of the planes I have restored still had pretty decent japanning and showed only minor chipping and wear. That is fine with me, especially if I am going to be using them. However I have restored planes where the japanning was so damaged that I felt they needed a new pa...

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