Tool Restoration: Stanley No. 4½
For this project, I show all the of the steps that I took to restore an English Stanley No. 4½ Jumbo Smoothing Plane. I bought the plane on eBay UK and paid the equivalent of about $20.
The series ended up being 4 posts, so I have put them all here to make them easier to access. Click on the title of each to read the post:
The plane is disassembled, cleaned, and polished.
The sole, sides, and frog are flattened.
The body and frog are painted with high temp ceramic engine enamel and then baked.
The iron is sharpened, the chip breaker tuned and polished, and the wooden handles refinished. There’s also lots of “After” photos.
I hope that you have enjoyed this series. Thanks for reading.