No. 3 Stanley Rehab

Last week, Josh Clark put out his latest tools for sale list and there was a pretty sad lookin’ No. 3 Stanley up for sale.  I’d been lookin’ for a smaller plane and have been having a lot of fun rehabing planes.  In typical Josh fashion this “good user” showed up and was indeed a good user.

So here’s the before and after photos and a gallery of how I got there.  I installed a Ron Hock plane blade and chip breaker as well as a new handle from Hardware City Tools (Bill Rittner).  I have a couple of his handles on my Veritas planes.

This plane has some significant pitting at the toe and in a couple of places along the side.  But I just need a good user since I’m not a collector.


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