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Forum topic by WorksInTheory posted 10-02-2017 07:57 PM 1542 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-02-2017 07:57 PM

Hi – life with work and 4 kids really hasn’t afforded me much time for this hobby but sometimes something comes along to pull me right back in. Just was given this gem of a hand plane. Don’t know much about handtools, esp older ones. Can someone help me identify and advise on best way to restore. The wooden handle is getting loose too but can’t seem to see how it’s attached. No screws.

Now add this to the labor of love list and also need to get that dang dust collection set up!!

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#1 posted 10-02-2017 08:08 PM

Without seeing the plane I would recommend this web site for starters.

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#2 posted 10-02-2017 09:03 PM

Would this be a wood bodied plane?

Like this? If si, the handle slides into a dovetail, and is glued in…...

Murphy’s Oil Soap to scrub things clean.

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 05:24 AM

Hi all, had to get home and figure out how to get pictures uploaded but got it.

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#4 posted 10-13-2017 04:07 AM

Hi all – should be able to see the pics now

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#5 posted 10-13-2017 03:36 PM

There is a screw at the top of the tote (handle); pull the lever cap, cap iron and cutter and it’ll be visible. A little looseness isn’t a show stopper, but all should be snug.

You’ve got a more recent example of a Stanley #4 smoothing plane. Hardwood handle, stained, with cordovan body finish. One of the last iterations of hand planes made in the USA by Stanley.

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