RESTORING A STANLEY BLOCK PLANE
Cheap and easy way to restore a block plane
Like most woodworkers and makers, I have a soft side for tools. And by soft side I mean addiction…. I love tools. Especially good ones that stand the test of time. I feel like the bragging rights of any woodworking shop is its hand plane collection. Or atleast I assimilate woodworking with hand planes.
Its easy to find old hand planes laying old garage sales and basements all over america. I personally snag them up whenever I can. Recently I have taken it upon myself to bring some of them back to life.
This example looks to be a #65 Stanley Low Angle Block Plane. Which I was PUMPED to find. I love the shape and feel of this plane in my hand. Heavier than a standard block, and the cap sits nicely in my palm.
So i took it upon myself to restore this bad boy, and man am I glad I did. With just a few simple tools it shined right up and is working great!
In the video I show how I personally restore a hand plane.
Check out the video Below
If you would like to attempt this project on your own, here are a few tools I use and recommend
- DMT Diamond Stone – Course/Fine with Base
- Norton 1000 Grit Waterstone
- Norton 4000/8000 Grit Combo Waterstone
- Worksharp WS3000
- Tape Measure
- Mothers Mag & Aluminimum Polish
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