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A Journey through hand tool land #1: Grandpa's 62

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Blog entry by ChunkyC posted 10-28-2011 06:34 PM 1054 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Dad sent me a care package today, Grandpa’s Stanley No. 62, and a “surprise.” Yeah Me!

All of the moving parts seem to be in working order, that’s a plus.

And no chips, nicks or cracks.

By the looks of this shot, she doesn’t appear to be sitting all that flat on the top of the table saw. We’ll worry about that latter.

I never knew my grandfather. I have a vague memory of someone sharping a pencil for me with his pocket knife and I’m not even certain that it was my grandfather. So this plane has special meaning for me, a way of connecting to him through his tools.

Most of his tools are long gone. I think dad may still have his brace, if so, I’m going to be working on pa to send that one next. I now have his No. 62, his wheel barrel, Mattock (Cutter Mattock (Axe & Adze)) and this “surprise” :

I would call it a pin vise but maybe someone else could enlighten my.

Let the fun begin.

Chuck

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135



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#1 posted 10-28-2011 06:40 PM

It’s a yankee style push drill. The base should unscrew to reveal the special bits for it (Lee valley sells new ones). These are really handy for small holes in softwood or tight places.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 06:41 PM

And the 62 is awesome. Give it a good cleaning and put it to work. Gramps will love it.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 06:44 PM

nice~!

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 06:44 PM

There is a place in the handle for something but that something is long gone. One of the arms in the chuck is broken so I’m not sure how much use she will see.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#5 posted 10-28-2011 07:04 PM

Now that I read a little about the 62, I notice that one piece is conspicuously missing, the concentric adjustment lever for the adjustable moth. Darn.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#6 posted 10-28-2011 08:21 PM

You can canabalize lesser drills for the chucks, if need be. Send a close up of the chuck so I can see what mess you are getting into.

As far as adjusting lateral in a 62 a tiny hammer (2oz) does wonders)

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#7 posted 10-28-2011 08:47 PM

How’s that for up close and personal? lol

What ever this was originally designed for, it had to be small. The jaws don’t open very wide at all.

This one will probably a cleaning and a good coat of oil. Then up on an wall somewhere.

c

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#8 posted 10-28-2011 08:55 PM

Great shot man. Ask and I shall receive I guess. It looks almost like the design to hold the drill bits was based on bending the metal “c” closed. I can’t quite tell, but if the broken peice looks broken on one side but machined on the other that would be the case (weird, but cool). Otherwise I am really grasping at straws for how this works (I was wrong on the yankee thing, those have a half circle shank to apply torq).

You could repair this to work, you will need some tiny springs and possibly a drill press.

Do you have a drill press?

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#9 posted 10-28-2011 10:41 PM

RG – I think you may not have the entire picture or I’m not sure what you mean. I’m saying “chuck” because I can’t for the life of me remember the proper name. The “chuck” is exactly like what’s in a Dremel Tool but only much much smaller. There are 4 sections that compress around, let say a really small drill bit for the sake of argument.

So here’s another shot, but w/out the flash on this one.

I’ll upload the full Hi-Res version to my website if you really want to see up close and personal. :)

http://spadfest.rcspads.com/albums/userpics/10001/P1010018%7E6.JPG

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#10 posted 10-28-2011 11:28 PM

The propper neam would be collet. Now I can see where your break is. The flash made me think the big part had no sections two it. Four or three. The break is at the bottom of one of the collet jaws correct?

You may be able to braize that back on (braizing is solderring with brass).

Worth a try. the worst that can happen is you end up with a pretty ornement on your shop wall.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#11 posted 10-29-2011 12:42 AM

COLLET Thank you so much! I had the name earlier this morning but it left me never to return.

It has 4 sections and the the break is at the bottom of one the jaws. Brazing isn’t in my tool bag sorry to say. Now if it had electricity running through it, I’m your man. I’m certain that she is destined to be a pretty object on the wall. She will look nice hanging on my wall.

c

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#12 posted 10-29-2011 03:25 AM

My typing was horrible today. Holy cow. I am glad I could help a bit.

See you around Chunky

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#13 posted 10-29-2011 07:11 PM

I love the handle on that 62.

I have some tools from my Grandfather and some from my Dad. I am waiting on my Grandfathers rip saw.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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