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    From rusty to trusty

    So I purchased a no 5 Stanley on Craigslist that looks like it was found at the bottom of a lake. It was rusty, but surprisingly everything moved. I spent a lot of time de-rusting and polishing, but...
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    Rob, My new blade actually came in the mail...

    Rob,

    My new blade actually came in the mail last night. I have learned real fast that these are not an easy tool to set up.
    I have some experience sharpening card scrapers, but by no means am I...
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    Thanks for the info Steven. It comes with the...

    Thanks for the info Steven. It comes with the cutters in the pictures above plus 3 others. I think the total is like 21 if I counted properly. It is an early plane, like 1910-1914. It comes with a...
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    If pieces are missing I'm going to pass. I don't...

    If pieces are missing I'm going to pass. I don't want to spend that kind of money on something incomplete
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    I was able to find a #45 on Craigslist for $150....

    I was able to find a #45 on Craigslist for $150. It looks to be in nice shape and has a full set of cutters and a few extra. Does this look like a good deal or should I keep looking?
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    Thanks guys. Are the no 45's easy to set up? I...

    Thanks guys. Are the no 45's easy to set up? I see them listed for sale every once in a while but I never really gave much thought to buying one. Are there common parts missing from these I should...
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    Tongue and groove cutting

    Does anyone have experience cutting tongue and groove joints using hand planes? What is the best and easiest tool for a beginner? I Have been looking into the lie Nielsen no48, but see Stanley makes...
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    My shop is in my basement. I have limited floor...

    My shop is in my basement. I have limited floor space but lots of wall space so I figure a wall mounted cabinet or tool wall is best. Also, if any water gets in a floor chest isn't a good idea. I am...
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    I would actually be interested in reading that...

    I would actually be interested in reading that argument. As my hand tool collection is growing, I have been thinking of a better way to store them than on a shelf and my bench. Not sure if I want to...
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    Rob, It has the old Bailey markings on it so I...

    Rob,

    It has the old Bailey markings on it so I am assuming it's from the early 1900's.

    Steven,

    Yes! I have been reading and looking at all the pictures of your rehab! Great job by the way. I...
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    I picked up some evapo-rust to try

    I picked up some evapo-rust to try
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    I also have had good luck with the wire wheel in...

    I also have had good luck with the wire wheel in the drill press. I like having the variable speed.
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    Lots of de-rusting and even more wd-40

    Lots of de-rusting and even more wd-40
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    I started and couldn't stop

    A gentleman on Craigslist was selling a Stanley sweetheart mitre box, no 358, for $15. It was a 2 hour drive round trip to get it, and on my way back up I stopped at a few antique stores and I went...
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    Ok , consensus seems like they aren't that...

    Ok , consensus seems like they aren't that useful. Thanks for the opinons! I have been using a chisel to clean the shoulders and cheeks but is there a tool better suited for the job? I have seen a...
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    Stanley #75?

    So I stopped at the antique store down the road from my work and they have a little no 75 bullnose plane. I have been looking for one of these for cleaning up tenon's and rabbets. They are asking...
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    Yes, there is a lip. I have a round file I was...

    Yes, there is a lip. I have a round file I was going to smooth that with but ran out of time. Still have a way to go
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    Yes, I have been using more rough cut lumber...

    Yes, I have been using more rough cut lumber recently and would like a jointer plane for dimensioning and flattening. I also glue together quite a few panels and although lately I have been able to...
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    Well here is my progress after about an hour....

    Well here is my progress after about an hour. It's better, but a lot of work to do yet. I did pound on it cold with the ball peen and the 4lb blacksmith hammer. It was moving, but I did try a little...
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    Jim, The socket does fit over the horn. It's...

    Jim,

    The socket does fit over the horn. It's not the tightest fit but it fits. Should I add some heat and pound it out?
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    So here is the socket. I tried some filing but I...

    So here is the socket. I tried some filing but I haven't been to rough with it.i want to save the makers logo but I've been starting to think it way be easier to remove the part of the socket with...
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    So I will take some pictures when I get home, but...

    So I will take some pictures when I get home, but I was able to remove the wooden plug from the socket of the chisel. What a bear that was! I tried burying a screw in it and pulling, but eventually I...
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    Sounds like an awesome group of planes! I love...

    Sounds like an awesome group of planes! I love the early ones. Simple in design and built to last! And it's fun to think about the craftsman who used them before me.
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    Thanks Jim! I'm going to leave that type 6 alone...

    Thanks Jim! I'm going to leave that type 6 alone for now. The type 7 no 4 is working great! I put a quick edge on it and it makes nice thin shavings. I have a working #5 and a working #4 now, so I am...
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    And here she is with a new knob and lever cap....

    And here she is with a new knob and lever cap. Feel kinda bad for the poor #5 though
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