Restoring a Stanley Hand Plane - Video

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  1. Barnaby

    Barnaby Premium Member

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    I mentioned in another thread that I was going to restore an old Stanley plane this weekend and was unsure whether or not to do a video of the process, but several people got in touch and asked me to go ahead. Therefore, here's part one:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAbZOh8rYbg"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAbZOh8rYbg[/ame]

    It's a late 50s or early 60s Stanley Bailey #7 at a guess. I bought it for about 50 bucks in new Zealand a few years back and haven't had time to get it working, but decided that I needed a dedicated jointer now that I'm settling into the workshop.

    I'm making it into a user, rather than a museum piece. Therefore, I am just flattening, cleaning up rust and repainting the bed. The handles have already been redone. I don't even remember when I did them...must have been a while ago!

    Anyway, I hope it is of interest and/or use to some.
     
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    Very cool. I'm going make popcorn and watch this when I come home
     
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    I paused zevon's "lawyers, guns and money" to watch this...

    and it was well worth it.
     
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    I haven't even watched it yet, but it's excellent! :naughty: :applause:
     
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    rightio i have watched number one, you get cracking on to the rest
     
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    +1

    Thanks B.

    Jim
     
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    atj Senior Member

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    After watching this I am itching to restore my old no 7 as well. This video was most helpfull. I probably would have stripped the plane of all its parts before making the bottom level. :thumb: :thumb:
     
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    As usual very informative " how-to" Barnaby. Now, where's that part two? :D
     
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    Thanks for the video Barnaby! I just started learning about handplanes in trade school.. my dad has a couple old ones that were his fathers that I plan to tune up so I will be putting this information to good use!
    Cheers!
     
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    poro78 Noble savage Premium Member

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    In that case I think you also want to check this Barnaby's thread (if you haven't already): http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/148814-plane-refurbishing.html
     
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  11. Barnaby

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    Here we are - part two! :wave:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCJQI5c88UA"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCJQI5c88UA[/ame]

    As well as standard information, there may be some useful things in here that are not always covered in such videos, regarding stuff like polishing adjuster wheels and getting the rust off chrome lever caps.

    Hope it's helpful or at least mildly interesting for someone. :fingersx:
     
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    Well, the aluminium foil trick was new to me, so at least the video was helpful for someone. :thumb:

    (Now excuse me, I have to go and steal some from the kitchen :naughty:)
     
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    The best foil for this task is the type used in wrapping Belgian chocolate.

    After unwrapping, of course, you may as well eat up...just so that the chocolate won't be wasted.
     
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    It is highly useful as I am on the prowl for a Stanley-Bailey #7 to buy and refurbish. I am in the process of buying (read "being given for a ridiculous low price") an almost never been used free standing 6" jointer, however, I think getting final passes on 1/4" maple caps with a #7 might serve much better.

    The best advice ever!
     
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    Beautiful set of planes you have Mr. B. Thank you for taking the time to document and share with us.

    I can always count on your videos to be informative and entertaining. Can't wait to tune into into the next episode of "Barnaby's Workshop." :applause:
     
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  17. Barnaby

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    Would you believe that Ron Hock his own bad self has just shared my videos on his Facebook page?

    How about that! :cool:
     
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    poro78 Noble savage Premium Member

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    Now how cool is that! :applause:
    Endorsement deal done already? :naughty:
     
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    Briliant video I like the aluminium trick i'll have to try it sometime.

    Les.
     
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  20. Barnaby

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    Yes indeed - Ron Hock will now be wearing a "Barnaby's Guitars" t-shirt during all future professional tennis games he plays.
     
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