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    Stanley 45

    I picked up an old 45 several months back and I finally got around to cleaning it up. Boy does that nickel shine! It really surprised me how well it cleaned up and I just have to share it with someone!

    Btw, I immersed all of the metal parts in evaporust over night then gently cleaned with 00 brass wool and a micro scaler/pick.
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    That cleaned up nice, Tom. More often than not, the nickel plating is flaky on those. Looks like yours is nice and solid. BTW, Lee Valley sells a nice reproduction manual and users' guide for the 45 & 55.
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    Looks like she's ready for another 100 years. Nice find Tom.
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    That's great Tom! It cleaned up real nice.

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    Nice clean up Tom and if you watch the making a panel door on the pbs show the woodwrights shop with Roy Underhill you get to see how nice those babys work. I was amazed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble
    Nice clean up Tom and if you watch the making a panel door on the pbs show the woodwrights shop with Roy Underhill you get to see how nice those babys work. I was amazed.
    Thanks! Old Roy is the master! I have a hand tools build thread / tutorial of sorts on a piece with raised panels on another site with the 45 and other planes. I'll have to figure out how to link it here unless that's frowned upon.

    I need to find more irons for it. I considered making em but I have a hard time justifying making moulding blades for a 45 when they could instead be in a dedicated wood plane. I need to retire and do both :laughing:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble
    Nice clean up Tom and if you watch the making a panel door on the pbs show the woodwrights shop with Roy Underhill you get to see how nice those babys work. I was amazed.
    I got a chance to watch Roy this morn from the link you posted. It was quite enjoyable! Thanks for the link, it had been a while since I had time to watch him at work.

    Btw, I'm sorry if I came across as cocky on my above reply, I'm here to learn and it probably didn't come out that way above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Becnel View Post
    I have a hand tools build thread / tutorial of sorts on a piece with raised panels on another site with the 45 and other planes. I'll have to figure out how to link it here unless that's frowned upon.
    I would like to see it and I am sure others would also. The link is not a problem here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Becnel View Post
    Btw, I'm sorry if I came across as cocky on my above reply, I'm here to learn and it probably didn't come out that way above.
    I did not take it that way at all. We are all here to learn from each other. Welcome to the forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko

    I would like to see it and I am sure others would also. The link is not a problem here.

    I did not take it that way at all. We are all here to learn from each other. Welcome to the forum!
    Here's the thread, it's more about the panels than anything, but also showed a bit of simple ogee moulding making with the 45 as well.

    It's nothing much, I'm extremely humbled by the incredible hand tool work by the guys over here!

    http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f11/m...d-tools-33353/

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    Thanks for sharing the link Tom. No worries here as Bill said about linking.
    I am amazes at how that 45 accomplishes the task. But seeing you make those legs with a drawknife that must have been fun.

    Hope you stick around and post some more. We wont mind at all

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