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Upgraded Stanley #5

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Project by rwyoung posted 11-20-2009 04:19 AM 2515 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a front knob for the #5. So now it has a new rear tote, a new front knob and also a new blade (Hock iron). All ready to go.

My rosewood stock is only 1-1/8” thick so to make the billet for the front knob I laminated two pieces and added a 1/2” piece of walnut just for grins. I think it came out pretty well.

Now I have to make new parts for a few more planes and I’ll be caught up!

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 11-20-2009 04:49 AM

Looks good. Have you tried the Hock blade yet?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 11-20-2009 04:55 AM

Nice looking plane.

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#3 posted 11-20-2009 05:15 AM

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rwyoung

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#4 posted 11-20-2009 05:42 AM

@ WayneC -

This is my 4th Hock blade. I’m slowly converting all my planes over…

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#5 posted 11-20-2009 05:49 AM

Beautifully done.

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 11-20-2009 09:20 AM

Cool. I have them in most of my planes. I have order another one. I picked up a Stanley 112 on craigslist tonight. It is missing its blade.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 11-20-2009 02:04 PM

Very nicely done! Great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 11-20-2009 04:11 PM

This looks really good. I have one of these but it does not look nearly as good as this one. The new tote and knob look wonderful. Nice job on the restoration of the plane body as well. It looks better now than it did when it was new.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rwyoung

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#9 posted 11-20-2009 04:53 PM

@Scott Bryan -

It was new-old stock (NOS) so the purple paint was already in good shape. Most of the work was replacing the blades and cleaning some issues in the castings. There may yet be more to fettle on this one, I have to run a few board feet past the blade first.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#10 posted 11-20-2009 04:54 PM

Nice work on the totes. Did you have to make any changes to the plane to go to the hock blade.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#11 posted 11-20-2009 05:46 PM

@gmerteng -

No changes to accommodate the Hock blade. However the adjuster’s pin is quite short so it is only about 1/2 the distance into the hole in the stock chipbreaker.

I have a Hock chipbreaker that should fit but I haven’t tried it yet. The chipbreaker that came with original blade is not terrible. It was really quite flat and true at the business end. Since this may become my pseudo-scrub plane, the chip breaker isn’t really all that critical except that it needs to fit tight so the chips don’t catch and clog.

This is pretty much the same plane as those sold as the #12-205 which is a contractor grade plane in the $80-100 range new. Same sort of fit-and-finish issues you would expect of the Anant and Footprint planes in the same price range.

The upshot of all this is you can make just about any plane at any price point do a good job. Really depends on how much effort you want to put into it.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#12 posted 11-20-2009 05:57 PM

sweeeeeeeet, nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#13 posted 11-20-2009 06:14 PM

Nice upgrades. I don’t think that you can use it to resphape you laptop though. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#14 posted 11-20-2009 10:21 PM

I have to agree that if you are willing to do the tune-up work most planes can be made to perform well. Very nice job on the tote and handle. I’m sure you will get at least a lifetime of service out of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 11-21-2009 04:58 AM

Sweet job…well done.

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