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

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 539 days ago 1477 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 - http://theidiotgaloot.com



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BTimmons

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#1 posted 539 days ago

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 - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Don W

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#2 posted 539 days ago

A brass backed W. Tyzack, Sons & Turner backsaw. Now were talking. You need to post that over here so Andy can see it, http://lumberjocks.com/topics/27984

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Airframer

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#3 posted 539 days ago

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 - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Don W

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#4 posted 539 days ago

Here you go, http://lumberjocks.com/Brit/blog/30858

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

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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DouginVa

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#5 posted 539 days ago

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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Mauricio

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#6 posted 537 days ago

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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#7 posted 536 days ago

Good deal on the saw

-- Ron in Kokomo

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