Fixing Up My Grandfathers Old Stanley Acorn No 4 Wood Plane - #017

  • Published on Aug 26, 2018
  • So I wanted to finally fix up and get my Gramps on wood plane back into a working condition. I did this project over the course of a week spending about 90 minutes on it each night after work. This wood plane is a Stanley Acorn No.4 that was sold as Stanley's 2nd range of tools aimed at hobbyist's.
    After speaking with my Dad we guessed this would have been bought around 50 years ago as he remembers using it when he was younger, so that fact it has been used by 3 generations of the same family, I had to get it back into working order and use it on future projects.
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    Tools/Products used:
    Stanley sharpening kit
    Irwin clamps
    Irwin handy clamp
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Comments • 8


    Nice restoration james it's good that your keeping a old passed down tool in good working condition so many items get scrapped or thrown away 👍👍👍

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  Year ago

      Thanks Warren, wasn't so much passed down, more as collected whilst clearing my gramp's garage out 😉

  • Phils Workshop
    Phils Workshop Year ago

    Nice job great vid the fact that it was in the family and remains there makes it priceless well done 👍

  • Maria H
    Maria H Year ago

    Loved your cheeky bench vice :-)

    • Maria H
      Maria H Year ago

      Good luck finding it then James. I'll be looking out for it in a future video :-)

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  Year ago +1

      Thanks Maria, it worked well for what I needed it to. Still not found my detachable vice I have 🤔

  • Pete Beardsley
    Pete Beardsley Year ago

    Nice job James. I do love the fact that this is now in the hands of the third generation of your family. Who knows, maybe in the future it will make it to the fourth?
    Thanks for sharing the experience.

    • James' Man Cave
      James' Man Cave  Year ago +1

      Thank you very much Pete, I've had this for about 9 years now. It's only in the last few weeks I spoke about it with my dad. So had to get on with it once I found out more about it