Category: Project: Hand Plane Restoration

Some tools are worth keeping around. I’m bringing the shine and edge back to these planes that were given to me.

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...

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...

It’s bath time!

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....