Antique Rusty Hand Plane - Restoration

פורסם בתאריך 26 ספט 2019
In this video i'm restoring an antique Stanley hand plane.

My friend has found this very old Stanley hand plane at the steel waste. When I saw it the first time at his place I wanted to restore it immediately, so I bought it for $10. This Stanley no. 122 hand plane was manufactured from 1877 until 1918, it's at least 101 years old. This plane is from the „liberty bell“ series, they were first produced in 1876 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American Declaration of Independence (1776). That's the reason why the liberty bell is imprinted on the lever cap.
As I'm not a woodworker at all and I've never used a hand plane before in my life, I had to do a lot of research how this thing even works to understand the function of each part. It turned out that the iron and the backing iron were assembled wrongly and there was also one part missing, which holds both of these parts together. As the iron was an original Stanley part, it wasn't the correct one for this plane. The bigger hole in the slot was on the wrong end, that's why I made a new one.
I tried to keep as many parts as possible original on this restoration. I only replaced two small screws, made the missing part and a new iron.

I hope you like my work and the video.

Huge thank you to all of my Patreon and PayPal supporters and specially to:

Noelle Sophy
Matthew Holcomb
Adel AlSaffar
Alan Hanson
Amanda Taylor, Esq
Andreswara Hermawan
Andrew Phillips
Courtney Maleport
Dan Williams
Jonas Richartz
Mellissa Marcus
Paul Ambry
Paul Mampilly
Trevor Kam
TRG Restoration
Vince Valenti
Zachary Grimes


00:00 preview
00:37 disassembling
02:08 showing all the parts
02:24 cleaning the parts with the parts washer
02:40 removing the old paint with paint stripper
03:13 soaking the parts in rust remover
03:28 washing the wooden parts with warm soapy water
03:47 showing the cleaned parts
03:55 restoring the wooden body
05:59 removing the stuck thread
06:27 restoring the cast body
06:53 restoring the lever cap
07:06 restoring the lever
07:30 restoring the lever cap screw
07:47 sandblasting
09:01 applying filler
09:29 applying two component primer
09:42 applying two component black coat
10:05 restoring the shaft with slot
10:39 restoring the pin from the lever
11:00 making a new iron on the milling machine
12:22 hardening and tempering the iron
13:30 restoring the backing iron
14:02 restoring the depth adjuster part
14:29 restoring the nut
14:53 making the missing part on the lathe
15:51 making the three small parts black
16:10 restoring the wooden knob
17:05 restoring the big screw from the wooden knob
17:27 replacing the two small screws
17:54 showing all the parts before reassembling
18:12 reassembling
20:16 showing the finished restoration
21:17 final test

Time and costs of this restoration:

I was working on this project for 2.5 weeks
$10 hand plane
$40 painting (primer and black coat)
$5 steel for the iron
$1 two small screws

My camera:
Panasonic HC-V180

If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible.

Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.

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  • Чтобы восстановить рубанок понадобилась мастерская с набором инструмента и станков, и ещё пескоструйный аппарат. А в чем смысл такого восстановления? И не у каждого такая мастерская!

  • Very excellent....... 👌🏽

  • Good Job. That's a Beautiful piece of History. Like my dad used years ago.

  • I make a new one is classic.

  • 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Зачем он в начале обрабатывал метал разным раствором? Что бы сделать дольше видео? Если можно было сразу пескоструем обработать.

  • Ten żel to naajgoersze g,,,,,, jakie spotkałem brak słów

  • How do you adjust the thread maker to fit the diameter?

  • That one turned out incredible! Great work!

  • Any plane should be restored to working condition. Nice work for shure. I tink you over did it.

  • Почему не сразу все отпескоструить?

  • Very nice as always...

  • Awesome, love your channel. I have 1 question, what do you do with all the restored products?

  • Love your channel. Here's a tip. Edit the before and after photos so they are side by side. That way, we can see the before and after all at the same time.

  • I couldn't for the life of me remember what this tool was called! It was bothering me all day and then I saw this video. Thank you ^^

  • Would you be interested in selling your beautiful hand restored plane?

  • This is not restoration. Sorry but restoration is someone fixing something up to look as good as new. You sir are making something look better than it ever was out the factory. Stunning work, attention to detail and skill. My hat off to you!

  • Another great restoration. Well Done My Mechanics!

  • Wow That’s a beautiful job !!

  • You have to start putting ASMR at the beginning of your video titles... Outstanding... Addictive... Congrats

  • Looking fantastic! ♥️🕊

  • Everything you restore ends up looking like a piece of art! 🖼

    • Nice to hear that, thank you :-)

  • Exlent....... guys...... 👍👍

  • Working on my 7th decade. My father was a master carpenter, back when such things mattered. He had a plane just like that, well in better condition, he took excellent care of his tools. He said they were his livelihood and they needed to be treated with care. My brother has them now and although he doesn't use them, he takes excellent care of them.

  • very beautiful and professional restoration, but the sharpening of the cutting parts is no good!

  • Increíble !!!!

  • I like a brass screw wi ma wee plane

  • Ini adalah sugu yang suka di gunakan oleh bapa saya dalam bekerja membuat kayu

  • 5:02.. never thought to correct anything on your channel before, and I'll probably regret it... but not scoring the side of a dowell to give a path for the glue to escape is asking for the glue to get trapped and the pressure to split your workpiece (unless the hole goes right through).

  • Chi ha tradotto "plane" con "aeroplanino" sarebbe da fustigare. Per gli italiani, chiaramente si tratta di una pialla.

  • Клево.....👏👍✌️

  • 8:40 pq la cámara esta empañada??? (•_•)

  • What kind of rust remover did you use?

  • Perfect job!!! You're so talented!!!

  • I love watching you a lot, I learned a lot from you, we fix things myself I relax and feel good, thank you, you inspired me a lot

  • C'est possible de l'acheter ? 😁

  • You may sell what you had restored in your website.

  • дело в том что никакой сша в 1776 году не было и в помине, как и декларации и что они там еще навыдумывали, до 1861 года входили в состав Российской Империи, а рубанок бы такой никаких сто один год не выдержал бы ни разу. это дерево, не сталь, а если уж 100 лет независимости так называемой то это 1961. Единственно может деревянную часть уже меняли.

  • Great work as usual! I love what you did with the ades. However, I am surprised you didn't spend a little more time on the wood base and front knob. They don't match well and the finish colors look drab. Staying with the liberty bell theme I would have stained them both in cherry and sealed them in a glossier finish. Regardless, keep up the great work!

  • I dont understand how this has 2.5k "dislikes".... thats 2.5k dummies who must be jealous or something! Makes no sense. But eff them! There's 114k likes and that speaks volumes. Keep doing your thing Mr My Mechanics theres a he'll of a lot of fans/supporters of you!

  • Когда отреставрируешь кнопку включения пескоструя? :)

  • your videos are Amazing!!!!

  • This man can do anything with a file.

  • I collect these, and while I like a lot of your videos you butchered this Stanley Plane.

  • Brilliant job👍

  • I have an old plainer I like to get restored do you do that for a fee???

  • This not only makes the hearts of the carpenters beat faster! Wow! Thank You!

  • Chapeau! Deine Arbeiten sehen restauriert besser aus, als dass sie neu je ausgesehen haben. Respekt!!

  • Почему вы на теле рубанка трещину заделывали эпокситкой, а ручку ПВА?

  • The third frost ontogenically program because eight bareilly recognise underneath a living bibliography. organic, windy tulip

  • That's my hand planer.. I lost it many years ago

  • Faltó tallar la escritura :(

  • Arreglar botón de la máquina jaja

  • I really like the format of no annoying music, no chatter, just the sound of a master craftsman working with his tools

  • Не понял назначения поворотного механизма, сзади лезвия. Регулировка его наклона?

  • What's the purpose of sanding away zinc plating?

  • Máster work

  • What is that filler you use on metal parts?

  • I don’t know this question was asked before. I am wondering for what reason do you make such a wonderful work. Buying and reselling it or make it for a customer or make it for your self only?

  • الله يسعد قلبك

  • Вот что с кнопкой, а я то думал чего замазал! Видео твои суперические!

  • Quelle patience pour un résultat meilleurs que sortie d'usine ! J'adore vos vidéos ! Juste pour savoir, pourquoi avez vous passé du décapant pour la peinture alors que vous avez sablé les pièces juste après ?

  • I should’ve paid more attention in shop class. Dang it.

  • I had several of these in the home as a child. I thought they were door stops.

  • Hand plane= pialla in Italian, no aeroplano

  • Can someone explain what he does with that cone drill thing where he drills the already drilled drill holes?

    • Chamfering- he's counter-sinking the holes for a flush look

  • 👏👏👏 Bravooo

  • can i have this one? 🤤🤤🤤

  • I had wood shop in junior high school so I worked with a plane. We students had to make various items of which bongos were the hardest. I was the last one to finish the bongos. I still have them somewhere in the house. I'm not so good with my hands as the average person. That is a beautiful plane. I like almost anything made of wood.

  • Belisimo

  • Je reste, comme à chaque vidéo, subjugué par la patience inhérente à ce travail ! Bravo !!

  • Well done 👍Great restoration 💯% Great video 👍👍

  • Lovely restoration 💕 Also a tip to remove rust, and stains from wood, use Oxtaide ( I think thats how you spell it) acid. It removes rust & stains from wood & it also bleaches it to give it a clean finish

  • Это не инструмент. Это просто шедевр! Таким рубанком даже работать жалко. Автору в пору уже открывать свой музей отреставрированных вещей.😄

  • Am I the only one that love the paint stripping.

  • The wood saw handle is missing in the back used to push it. The hole is there to attach it to. I used that same model in my 1977 Junior High shop class and again in my 1981 High School Building Trades class. Other than that good job.

    • Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it :-)

  • Some say you can tell person’s occupation just by looking at their hands. My_mechanics: Master craftsman Me: Wanker

  • Genius

  • Brazil loves your videos

  • 12:45 cooking for men

  • заебись

  • beautiful job.

  • Wow bagus ya alat Sugu ini ,bisa diatur tinggi rendahnya pisau, ada pegangan lagi ,Pintar Banget yg buat

  • "Liberty Bell is cracked - I make a new one" wait . . . .

  • Very good

  • You should never refinish the casting imperfections. That is part of the character of the item.

  • Хоть рубанок как новый, но строгать таким девайсом навык нужен! И немалый! А за наведение блеска - жирный ЛАЙК! 👍

    • @Тетяна Яворська Ему подписчики многое присылают на реставрацию. Покупает на разных барахолках. Там таких раритетов можно сыскать... 😉

    • У меня больше вопрос о том , где автор канала находит вещи конца 19 века и тд . Мы скоро советские забудем , а тут ... хотя имею немного древних инструментов , разводка для пил , некоторые рубанки . А так ...

  • Gênio parabéns

  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Como sempre lindo trabalho !

  • bravo for you 👏🏿

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  • all actions before the start are useless

  • 8:08 start.

  • Geil

  • С чего он старинный? Я таким до сих пор пользуюсь. И четверть России такими пользуется. Но всё-равно плюс. За труды!

    • @Miyu Rosewood Спасибо за диалог. Возможно, но, у меня прадед, по отцовской линии был мастером-плотником, а это середина 19 века, судя по фотографиям. И в то время он имел свой набор столярных инструментов, которыми мог и раму оконную сделать, и нарезать узорную резьбу по дереву. К сожалению те инструменты не сохранились, разве только лучковая пила 1860 года с Тульским клеймом.

    • апрмщведен 100-130 лет назад. Во-первых , ССр делал подражание их рубанкам, хотя много было завезено в свое время, до салинких времен. Главное клеймо какое... У меня только один такой, но не образца 1876, а 30х, остальные клоны...

  • Yesss. I know this tool!!! My grandpa had it and I used to snatch it to use as a gearbox in my imaginary car 😆🤭 great job u have done 👌🏻😍

  • I looked away for a few seconds and all of a sudden he's buttering the damn thing 9:09

  • Unbelievable how precise you are here, so detailed, keep up the good work.

  • Xem anh nhiều mà o thấy mặt anh.

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