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    Resurrection

    I got this plane yesterday morning at a flea market. Cost me a whole five bucks.

    It's a Stanley #3, type 11. Pretty much all original, except for the lever cap.

    As you can see from the 'before' pictures, it was pretty much of a rust bucket, but after disassembly, scrubbing off the cobwebs and grime, and an hour or two in a citric acid solution, it cleaned up pretty nicely.

    The back of the blade took a bit of flattening, but after that, a trip across the Tormek and it's 'shavin' sharp!'

    The sole was actually dead flat. I coated it with machinists' dye and ran it across my granite plate with 240 grit paper and the dye came off in under ten strokes. On to 320 grit, then 400, and it was done.

    I like it! Another addition to the ever-growing collection.
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    Last edited by Jim DeLaney; 08-06-2011 at 06:30 PM.
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    Nice save there Jim. looks like you got a good deal, and the curlies look good

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    Nice corrugated sole there too. Makes me almost want to start going to some flea markets...
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    Yeah, but where is the plug???
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    Excellent find and very nice rehab Jim.

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    Great restoration. You have given it a second life.
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    You make it look easy, Jim. Great job on this one. It looks ready for the next 75 years or more.
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    You have lighten my day Jim.
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    Almost looks new. Nice job Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    You make it look easy, Jim. Great job on this one. It looks ready for the next 75 years or more.
    Jim i think Vaughn said it all.

    Just seeing your shaving has inspired me to get back out to my shop and redo my# 3 blade sharpening. i have not been able to get a shaving like that.

    You the master man.

    sent from my Atrix
    cheers

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