If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may
remember that two years ago I bought this kid’s Pavemaster bicycle, probably
made in the late 50’s, early 60’s.
So now Jacob has turned 3, I thought it was time to get it
back on the road and ready for him to ride. I stripped it down completely and greased all the bearings
etc. The idea was to get it safe to ride, relatively clean, so that Jacobs
doesn’t get grubby whilst riding it, but keeping the patina of age; after all it’s
taken 50 years for it to look this good.
As you can see it turned out really well; I was very
impressed with its quality throughout; clearly built to last!
Talking of built to last; at the weekend I picked up this
old Stanley 4½ plane.
Fortunately, there are so many "old tools" websites about, that
it was easy to date this one; 1925, made in the USA. What a story it could
tell- 91 years old, born in Connecticut, and found on a market stall in
the Fens- what happened in between?
It’s going to be very satisfying giving new life to this
piece of woodworking history.
Labels: old Stanley 4 ½ plane, Pavemaster bicycle