Hand Tool Journey #6: Handplane Madness.. And a New Saw

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 02-27-2013 06:58 PM 2239 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Building My Beginning Set.. How am I doing so far? Part 6 of Hand Tool Journey series Part 7: Stanley SW #3C Rehab.. The Before »

It has been a while since I updated my tool blog and it is high time I did. There have been a few new aquisitions here at the Framer household that I need to share with you guys.

First up is an Ebay find. I am in the need for a good backsaw for some tenon cuts on my workbench build. I searched all the newer brands and some of the cheaper selections and they were either WAY out of my price range or just looked cheap and I already have a cheap one so no thanks.

Off to the bay I went and found this guy with 0 bids and half an hour left. Tossed $40 on the board and in the course of a TV show it was mine. This is exactly how I received it! It looks and cuts like it was brand new however I have no idea how old it actually is. From my limited research all I can say for sure is that it was made after 1906. So here is my new W. Tyzack, Sons & Turner No.120 backsaw. If anyone has any info on this I would love to hear it.

Next up is a gift from my wife on Valentines day. She heard me say that I could never afford a Veritas plane so she searched their catalog and got me this little guy lol. I can now say I officially own one albeit a tiny one.

It is a miniature (yet fully functional) low angle block plane. I might find a use for it somewhere someday but for now it is just a collectible.

And lastly is my first actual resto project. I snagged a late 1800’s Stanley no 29 Fore Plane last week on eBay and it arrived yesterday. It needs some repairs on the base and sole and a whole lot of claening and de rusting but from what I can tell is complete and should be very functional once fixed up. Expect to see more about this coming up as I dive into the resto project.

Pics of how it sits right now..

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 07:09 PM

Looks like you’ve been having fun lately. And when you said mini block plane, you weren’t kidding! Looks about the right size for my three year old daughter.

-- Brian Timmons -

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Don W

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 10:24 PM

A brass backed W. Tyzack, Sons & Turner backsaw. Now were talking. You need to post that over here so Andy can see it,

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 11:58 PM

Annnnd it’s posted. I keep forgetting about that thread… though probably a good thing. All those “XXXX of your dreams” threads are dangerous for the bank account lol.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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Don W

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 12:07 AM

Here you go,

Edit, I only posted one, if you look through the series, you see more.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 03:12 AM

That Veritas looks like it came in a jewelry box! Good purchase though. I also have an old Stanley identical to yours, except I think mine is only 18”. The iron, chip breaker, lever cap are all identical. The plane body on mine, though, I think is in a little better shape than yours. Please keep us posted on the re-furb of that plane. I’d like to see how it comes out.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 04:07 PM

Amazing score on that saw man!

I love the mini block plane story. You got a keeper there AF. I just told it to my wife so she could feel ashamed of herself. ;-)

That transitional will clean up fine with some glue and saw dust.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Ron Harper

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#7 posted 03-02-2013 04:40 AM

Good deal on the saw

-- Ron in Kokomo

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