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    Julio T.
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    Here you are some photos of the before and after of an old Stanley #4. It had been known better days. I found it in a flea market for 10 euro, and I bought it only to see if I was able to restore it completely. It’s has been an interesting work. I’ve restored it following Paul’s process, but I have also checked and improved the contact between frog and sole inside filing the contact points after using blue contact paste (I don’t know how you say this in english, sorry). Finishing for handles has been BLO and wax.

    It works very well now. A new member in my family of planes, ready to work.

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    Glenn Dube
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    Nice. It looks great!

    these are mine. I recently moved and the 3 on the left were misplaced and were all rusty when I found them, water had gotten inside bt in the meantime I picked up the 2 on the right and fixed them up. I don’t know which I like better, I think the Anant #4 I reach for first, the blue Stanley works nicely too but the throat isn’t adjustable like the Anant but the parts aren’t stamped out like the weird one on the right. That one might become a scrub plane but might not hold up to the pounding so I haven’t decided. I also just picked up 2 transition period fore planes I want to restore and use.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Glenn Dube.
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    #553359
    Dave Ring
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    MODERATOR!!!

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    #553394
    GfB
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    Julio, I think that’s a great job! I don’t think I could do any better.

    It’s always nice to see something that someone thinks is junk turned into something good looking and useful.

    #553406
    Philip Adams
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    Dave, thanks for your help, spam removed. If you write @admin, it pings us a message which helps us find these.

    Also, looks like a great plane.

    I work alongside Paul to plan and produce the videos for Woodworking Masterclasses

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Philip Adams.
    #553411
    Keith Walton
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    I love the handles, were they painted or are the darker spots just from use?

    #553412
    Julio T.
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    Handles had been coloured (they are made from beech). When I cleaned all the grime (a lot of it, by the way) on them part of the colour went off and part remained. My first intention was to get the original clear colour of beech, but that meant to lose too much wood. I scraped or sanded only to get the wood clean instead, but the final colour wasn’t uniform at all. BLO and wax did the rest. But I like the result too, I find it very attractive. It wasn’t my first intention, but I like the final result.

    #553413
    Keith Walton
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    Yeah; I would usually try to get it all off but I like this result with the blo

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