Hand Plane restoration

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Blog entry by skidooraceing posted 08-28-2014 07:53 AM 1382 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do not get on here very often but when I do I really enjoy reading and seeing what everyone else does with hand planes and wood working.

I wanted to post some pictures of my first ever hand plane restoration. My first was plane was not one with very much value so if I messed up it would not be a big deal. I had bought about ten rusty planes at an auction for like $40 dollars so that I could fix them up and use them.

One of the planes was a Trustworthy and believe its a no. 4 (Stanley number system). I chose that one to work on first and restore. Below is the picture of before and after pictures.!!

Thanks for looking.

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Billy E

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#1 posted 08-28-2014 11:44 AM

Looks good. How did you clean up the cap iron?

-- Billy, Florence SC

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Don W

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#2 posted 08-28-2014 12:03 PM

It looks good. How does it work?

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 08-28-2014 01:46 PM

Billy- I used electrolysis on the all the metal. I then sanded everything down all the way to 2000 grit.

Don- I have to sharpen the blade a little better but it does cut pretty good ribbons of wood.

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