Stanley no. 9½ Block plane rehab

27/10/2014

These little beauties were made between 1873 and 1981. This one is an example of the final design (in the tool’s evolution) as far as I can gather from the literature, but could still be anything between 40 to 100 years old. I bought it from Patrick Leach.

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As per usual I sent the various part off to get bead blasted. Then I applied the usual sequence of coats to the main casting and lever cap.

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Kenney also plated the lateral adjustment lever, the lever that adjusts the throat and the depth adjustment lever with Cadmium. Now I only need to sharpen the blade. The last picture shows the leather pouch I made for it.

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