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09-18-2019 12:01 PM

I picked up a Stanley number 49 T&G plane at a recent auction here in Atlanta. The plane is complete. I am having an issue with removing the screw? or fastener with spring attached which appears to hold the actual plane body (groove) in place. Is this a screw? very dusty and rusty, I can’t quite make out it out. It is stuck fast and will not move. I do not want to try and screw it out if it is not actually a screw. I have already tried that and not working very well. I have put plenty of Blaster and other penetrants wherever I could. Still no luck.


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#1 posted 09-18-2019 12:21 PM

Pictures Please.
Also, check out this website for all things Stanley Planes;
http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html
FYI there is a product called Kroil. It is a super useful penetrating oil used to loosen stubborn threads.

-- I remember when Grateful wasn't Dead

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#2 posted 09-18-2019 01:03 PM

Thx—I am familiar with that web site. It’s not a screw but a pin you pull up to reverse the G&T.. still won’t budge. I will keep working at it. Thx for your help!!

Chris

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#3 posted 09-18-2019 05:05 PM

Chris, Try soaking the crap out of it with 3-in-1 or similar once or twice a day for two-three days. That stuff works wonders. I’ve moved all kinds of “stuck” metal using this method.

-- OleGrump

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#4 posted 09-18-2019 05:33 PM

I am sorry to report I placed Plane in my vise and although I was trying to be careful…...oops, cracked the body. Oh well, I got a Stanley 4 1/2 and a Stanley 3/8 dado plane in same group, both complete. You win some and lose some. I will make sure I check pin next time!!! Experience is the best teacher.

Thx all!!!

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#5 posted 09-18-2019 05:38 PM

That sucks, sorry to hear, but cracks can be repaired or you could offer the plane up here if you want to get rid of it.

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#6 posted 09-18-2019 05:50 PM

appreciate that—that pin, although I did manage to loosen the it, is not functional. It may be slightly bent. I watched a video on you tube on a demo of that plane. That pin should operate very smoothly without any hassle at all. It was an old plane and just it’s time to go to hand plane heaven. I did salvage the parts that I could.

THX
Chris

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#7 posted 09-18-2019 05:56 PM

That’s a shame, the 49 is less common than the 48.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 09-18-2019 09:49 PM

I have “restored” quite a few hand planes. It still baffles me how these old planes can get as decrepit and abused as many are. It would almost seem someone was trying to ruin the plane. Tough to figure out.

Chris

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#9 posted 09-19-2019 12:46 AM

[email protected] – so you’re the guy that beat me out on that lot…..just kidding. I was at the same auction and got quite a few items (way too many according to my wife, but I couldn’t help myself), one of which was a Stanley 92 and when I got it home, I noticed the sole was cracked about an inch from the end. Like an idiot, I tugged at it (gently) a bit to see how bad it is and it snapped clean off. Like you said, you win some and you lose some.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#10 posted 09-19-2019 05:57 AM

I have “restored” quite a few hand planes. It still baffles me how these old planes can get as decrepit and abused as many are. It would almost seem someone was trying to ruin the plane. Tough to figure out.

Chris

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#11 posted 09-19-2019 06:10 AM

I bought some stuff at the Murphy Orr auction in Forrest Park, GA yesterday. A vintage Rockwell Delta disc sander and a RD 6×48 belt sander. Also bought a lot of lathe tools. I probably paid too much for disc sander. That 15% and tax is a killer. I went down and looked at his stuff earlier in the week. His plant was immaculate and tools looked very well cared for. I am hoping for the best. I sold $500.00 worth of restored hand planes the past couple of weeks on E Bay to raise some cash for “more tools”. (It’s a sickness). All the stuff I sell on E Bay has been totally redone. I would never try and sell some of the you know what they post there. Some people have no conscience. “Just look at the pictures” . BTW/ I did get a nice 4 1/2 plane at the auction. Needs a new handle, but that’s no big deal to make. Happy hunting!!

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#12 posted 09-19-2019 06:24 AM

Re: Robert Black auction. I always find it very sad to see a shop like the one in Sugar Hill. I don’t know his circumstances but that place was a mess. How could you work in an environment like that? Chaos. I have seen that many times before. I rarely leave my shop that it is put back in perfect order…. and swept and vacuumed clean. I suppose it reflects a person’s state of mind.

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#13 posted 09-19-2019 03:09 PM

from what I understand he was in his late 80’s and quite ill. I was in awe of some his work and would have love to have met him. He was quite talented, from what I saw. He had a drawer full of completed boxes he considered inferior and I would be tickled to be able to create works up to the level of what he considered “inferior”.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#14 posted 09-19-2019 03:15 PM

That is too bad. I am sure he was a nice man. Most woodworkers are!!!

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