Tag Archives: Stanley

More eBay purchases and a sale

I usually keep an eye on eBay in case there are any bargains that everyone else has missed. The other day I saw a lot with various planes, braces and mallets plus a cast iron glue pot for a starting … Continue reading

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Derusting planes – Part 4

I’ve finished derusting my metal bodied planes for now, so while the blades and chip breakers from my wooden bodied planes were soaking in the derusting fluid I reassembled the metal ones.

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Car booty – 02/06/2013

Today I went to Sayers Common car boot sale with my youngest daughter while my wife took our eldest daughter to a party. We’ve not been since April, when we were very impressed, so I had quite high hopes and … Continue reading

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eBay purchase roundup

I don’t think I ever posted about the other plane I got before I picked up the No. 71 router plane off eBay Stanley Bailey No. 3 – £14.50 + 5.90 P&P I got it some time ago but have … Continue reading

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Derusting planes – Part 3

It’s been a while since I last posted on this subject and I’ve now built a cylindrical derusting tank from soil pipe that is good for dipping longer planes. I managed to separate the blade and chip breaker a while … Continue reading

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Further adventures in derusting

Following on from my previous post. You may have noticed some other bits amongst the plane and axe parts in the photo below: These are part of my Stanley 905 breast drill, which I’ve been meaning to clean up for … Continue reading

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Aggravated plastic butchery

I’ve been wanting a way of derusting long tools and plane bodies for a while. I couldn’t find a suitable trough, but I read somewhere about using plastic pipe, blocked at one end. Today I went to a local builders … Continue reading

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