How To Restore A Hand Plane // Woodworking // DIY Hand Tool Restoration

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Detailed explanation and restoration of a Stanley No. 5 Hand Plane. This process can be used to restore any hand plane. This is part 1 of a 3 part series where I restore, sharpen, and set-up and hand plane so make sure you are subscribed so you don’t miss those videos.

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DISCLAIMER: Woodworking and the use of power and hand tools can be extremely dangerous. You are responsible for understanding the safe use of your tools and techniques. Your safety is YOUR responsibility, I accept NO responsibility or liability for any injuries, accidents, death occurring to you or others if you attempt to do the things that I do or use advice that I give.


Ethan Unzicker says:

Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. I just got a jack plane that's covered in rust and I can't wait to get it work and get it restored. One tip: when putting glass on a towel, get the towel wet and it won't slide around 🙂

Way Woodworking says:

Turned out real Nice! I have a few that need some help as well.

John Martinez says:

I never New this. Great video

Mike Untstinks says:

The commentary of your video is fantastic.

The Noob Woodworker says:

Nice, I'm restoring that exact plane. I must have left a rag nearby it that still had vinegar on it, because the sole rusted up again.

Man with Wood says:

I've got a number 6 with the 3 dates on it. This makes me want to get it tuned up. Great video!

Avrom Weisz says:

Wow. Someone gave me that exact plane today and it's really rusty great advice dude

Costner_built says:

Turned out great! Awesome video Brotha!

Made by Zac says:

very good video

Thomas Russell says:

Of course the type 11 may have a thinner sole if it has been lapped to excess in the last 100+ years.
Thanks for sharing.

Big Willy says:

Nice work! Thanks!

Jose Ortiz says:

Now I know something about plane's. Ty

Daniel - S/V Rhapsody says:

Good info. I have an old #8 to work on. So far, I've just been trying to flatten the bottom, using a sharpie to mark the bottom to see how well the material is removed.

Matthew Kerrigan says:

Awesome videos dude!

uKNOWuLIKE that says:

turned out nice rounding the edges, never thought of that.

Lee Stephens says:

My father in law has a box of old planes, maybe I should delve in there and see what’s there. I’ve never used one, but I can see some benefits. Did you have to scrub the rust off? It looks like it just dissolved…

Oliver Delica says:

What year is this restored plane?

Colin Stuart says:

So satisfying to watch this, more tool restorations!

Jesse Evett says:

I have been a subscriber for quite a while now, but I've never commented. I did not know about the different versions of the Stanley plane. But I'm glad I do now. I have several old Stanley planes and other makes as well. The more information one can learn about the tools that he/she owns, I think the more important they become to him or her. Thanks for sharing your talent and experience.

Mortgage & Mitre says:

I hit that bell. really looking forward to the next two video in this serious.

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