Restoring a Vintage Block Plane – Stanley 110

Restoring a Vintage Block Plane – Stanley 110

Restoring a Vintage Block Plane – Stanley 110

I picked up a couple of Stanley 110 block planes for restoration and after breaking one decided to make one good one out of two.

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A really good fun refurb and quite an easy one.

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00:00 Restoring a Vintage Block Plane – Stanley 110
00:10 Intro
02:08 Stripping it down to component parts
02:48 Cleaning the parts
06:30 Painting the body and cap iron
08:26 Sharpening
11:10 Final assembly
13:28 Summary


  1. Riverkeeper Fishing Adventures on January 26, 2023 at 4:41 am

    Iā€™m not switching off

  2. Sparky 415 Everythings Adjustable on January 26, 2023 at 4:47 am

    Good work it’s a nice looking little plane šŸ‘šŸ‘

  3. LV_Woodturner on January 26, 2023 at 4:49 am

    It is nice to have an easy restore now and again. Looks good.
    Shame about the broken part. I know the frustration when parts are broken. I broke the body of a rusty Stanley 45 while trying to take it apart. Ruined.
    Is it my eyes or does the back of the blade show the hardened segment at the end. At 5:01 in the video the back edge about 1/4in long looks like the shadow of the hardened steel Stanley forged into the end.
    You mentioned the sharpening did not look to be consistent across the blade. I have several similar examples. The blade has slightly warped over time. A couple of mine were really bad so I had to replace the blade.
    Stanley and other manufacturers often made planes to be sold under house brands so the Stanley name was not included. The house brand versions often had less costly parts like the adjustment wheel.