Maker & Developer

Project: Hand Plane Restoration

Iron Sharpening

The iron on the Stanley plane needed a good bit of love. The bevel wasn’t square and it was quite dull. A good bit of work was going to be needed to bring this puppy back into shape. First, I…..

One day later

Ok, so after 24 hours of soaking in white vinegar, it’s time to see what we’ve got. And what we’ve got is almost all the surface rust is gone after a good scrub with a wire brush. After the vinegar,…..

It’s bath time!

I bet you would look pretty prune-y if you took a bath in vinegar… But that’s what this Stanley No. 5 plane is doing. I received this plane as a gift from my father. It’s in rough shape with a…..