Refurbishising a Stanley 71

I had purchased a Stanley 71 on eBay. It was in fair condition. I broke it down cleaned it well. Repainted it with some antique spray paint. Then refinished the knobs. Sharpened the iron and gave it a workout.

After it was refurbished I had to give it a workout.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

8 Responses to Refurbishising a Stanley 71

  1. William says:

    The finish on this is something of beauty. You said you used antique spray paint. What exactly did you use? I may want to pick up some of that for future projects.

    • davidbardin says:

      Ace Metallic spray paint, the number in the upper right hand corner is 17047. It says for arts and crafts and leaves an antique finish. I think I shot 3 coats and let it set up for a week.

  2. Ham says:

    Good site and glad to be here Dave.

    I like the router planes and am looking to find one for myself. However, the great kitchen job has to take priority for the scarce resources for a bit.

  3. patron says:

    glad you are up and running david
    looking good

    all the best

  4. davidbardin says:

    Thanks Rand, the 71 makes the removal slow and easy. Just remember to to remove just inside your line on the project piece and taper your bowtie so it wedges itself in when you drive it home. That will help keep the edge crisp.
    Glad to have you here, friends are always welcome.

  5. lilredweldingrod says:

    Dave, you sure make it look easy. I guess I’m going to have to get one of the #71’s. I have a couple of checks I need to bowtie in some 18″ wide pieces. I tried to do this with a chisel and made one god awful mess. lol Remember to hire the handicapped; we are fun to watch. Rand

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