Refurbish A Classic Apron Plane
Refurbish a classic apron plane is article about Hand Tools bookmarked by duane with ID 11671162859 was uploaded on 25-04-2019 and has been viewed 275,110 times.
Few tools are as simple and utilitarian as an apron plane.I had a $100 Lie-Neilson Apron Plane years ago, and it disappeared in my co-operative shop.Chamfering, trimming tenons and cleaning up tear-out are just three of the myriad uses for this little tool.
I always wanted to replace it, but just never got around to it.Wandering Main Street with my daughter after a Fourth of July parade, we ended up in an antique store.I found this little gem, and at only $10.
00, I couldn't pass it up.A little elbow grease and it will be as useful to me as the guy (or gal) who used it 60 years ago.Stanley sold tons of these things, so this wasn't an antique restoration, but rather a tool restoration.
It didn't need to be beautiful, just functional.First, I needed to 'lap' or flatten the sole of the plane, as the bottom of the plane was gouged and a little rusted.I taped a piece of 80-grit sandpaper to my table saw top and began lapping the plane.
On a larger plane, this job might take an hour or more, but with a little plane like the Stanley #102, it...