Stanley hand plane dating

The other is a number 10 carriage makers rabbet plane that I came from Ed tools-O-rama above the Woodrights School.The first thing I usually do is take the plane completely apart.

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Look over the frog for cracks as well, especially the area around where the lateral adjustment lever mounts and the depth adjustment fork pin.

If the plane passes inspection, reassemble, tighten down the frog and handles, put the blade and lever cap on and back the iron all the way up.

Try to start with the best plane you can, it will save you time, effort, and money in the fixing up process.

Buying individual parts can get expensive, a lot of times you pick up a broken plane with parts you need cheaper than buying an individual piece.

These are both pretty rough and unless you just enjoy fixing up old planes I would recommend finding something better to work on.

I chose these planes to show what can be done with a little elbow grease.

One is a number 4 smoother that I picked up at a local antique store while back.

When the lady at the store rang it up she charged , I told her the price on the tag was , she looked at the plane and then at me and said I think four dollars is enough for that thing.

There is also a lot written about restoring them and tuning; videos you can buy too.

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