Hand Plane Restoration #1: Stanley No4

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Blog entry by icemanhank posted 01-12-2018 03:59 AM 777 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In the old days in the UK a carpenter’s tools used to passed on via a trade scheme to a young apprentice just starting out.
Sadly this sort of thing seems to have gone in this day and age of throw away.
I found this old hand plane in an old wares store in Wauchope in poor condition and restored it for my nephew who is starting out in the trade. It’s a beauty and has miles of shavings left in it!
It has a new Hock blade and chip breaker and works a treat.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#1 posted 01-12-2018 11:40 AM

Nice restoration….and great passing it on

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#2 posted 01-12-2018 02:44 PM

sad that a lot of these great old tools rust away in junk did a great job bringing that beauty back to life.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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