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Forum topic by kiwilynne posted 05-10-2021 12:46 AM 438 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2021 12:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane stanley bullnose hand tools vintage question finishing

I was recently given this little cutie by someone who had no idea where it came from. The ‘90’ marking on the top indicates it to be a Stanley bullnose but there are no other branding indications that this is indeed the case. The number ‘354’ also appears on the inside of the upper section, which can be removed to get into tight sections.

It’s in very good condition, only some minor surface rust. I’ll be giving it a good clean in the next few days – anyone ever restored one of these before? I believe they are nickel plated so not sure what cleaning off the rust may do to to it in that regard.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.


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#1 posted 05-10-2021 01:46 AM

I have one and absolutely love it. I use it for cleaning up rabbets and tenons(cheeks and shoulders)etc. Its my go to for a lot of this type of work. The only thing I did to mine was take the iron out. Flattened the bottom, which only took maybe 5 minutes as the was already pretty flat. And then fine tuned it square to the left side as I am right handed. Sharpened the iron, and then tuned it to cut shavings on the left side of rabbets.

I think mine only says Stanley on the iron, well also on the box.

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#2 posted 05-10-2021 01:58 AM

Yeah I’m keen on trying it out to see how it compares with my Kunz pocket plane.

I’ll clean the iron first and see what comes up :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#3 posted 05-10-2021 02:43 AM



Yeah I m keen on trying it out to see how it compares with my Kunz pocket plane.

I ll clean the iron first and see what comes up :)

- kiwilynne

Just to note in case you aren’t aware, the iron is supposed to be slightly wider than the plane. Its supposed to stick out the side just a hair. That’s how it works. You probably already know this, but I have seen people sand them down flush to “fix them” then wonder why they don’t work.

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#4 posted 05-10-2021 03:05 AM

Just to note in case you aren’t aware, the iron is supposed to be slightly wider than the plane. Its supposed to stick out the side just a hair. That’s how it works. You probably already know this, but I have seen people sand them down flush to “fix them” then wonder why they don’t work.

- SMP

Yes, I saw this on a video by Paul Sellers. Thanks for mentioning it anyway!

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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