Won a plane on E-Bay

Well Yee-Haw, I think. Bid on a Stanley #4 and won. It looks dirty, but thats one reason I decided to bid on it hoping no one else would want it. Well NOBODY else bid on it, so that may be telling me something. Got it for $16.49 incl. shipping. If nothin else it should be good for a part or two eh? Well, will see how it turns out.
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Congrats, Paul. Now you can learn how to tune up a handplane and know it inside and out. Be sure to try some shavings before doing that so you can see just how good a tune-up can be on a piece of li'l arn.
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So give the number so we can gander at it, ay? Alex
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Yeah that will be a bit of work, lot of attention to detail will go into it. Personaly I love doing that kind of work. wd-40, fine steel wool, a wooden handled small brass brush, paint stripper, boat varnish, brush and thinner, and some scary sharp setup will do it all. At least never having restored a plane, that's what I would come up with... I suggest being careful with the japaning concerning the paint stripper if you use it.
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Shoot me an email offline if you have any questions about it.
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I just did that search, looks really fun! You could do all kinds of rust removal that way, now that I have got to try. There is a local antique-slash-junk shop with all kinds of useable rusty things.
Thanks for that info,
Alex
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Yeh that's it, couldn't spell it in the other post. Think I saw an article on it in a recent Shop Notes of mine. Have to look back thru.
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I've restored a couple that looked a lot worse than that, and they come out fine. Remove the heavy rust w/ electrolosys, flatten the soul and the mating surfaces of the frog on a sanding belt glued to piece of glass, then polish the soul and sides on fine sanding belts-on-glass, then do the rest of the fine tuning. I leave the handles and top of the souls in pretty rough shape.
The final trick is to put one of today's quality irons (e.g. Hock) and chip breakers (Clifton, Hock) on the restored plane. In my book, they make a HUGE difference.
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with no pictures of the sole it's hard to say how much work you're in for. if as the seller says it's all in good shape I'd say you got a decent deal, and after a couple of hours of work you'll have a fine user.
good luck...
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Off ya go \ \ \ \ \ ;p
Happy shavings, Gary
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