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:
Part 1 – Teardown and Cleaning
The plane is disassembled, cleaned, and polished.
Part 2 – Fettling the Body & Frog
The sole, sides, and frog are flattened.
Part 3 – Painting
The body and frog are painted with high temp ceramic engine enamel and then baked.
Part 4 – Iron & Wood
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.