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Vintage Tools #1: Stanley and Wards Smoothing Planes

06-07-2018 07:07 PM by DJL1031 | 0 comments »

I was on a quest to acquire a couple of brass shoulder planes I had spotted a while back at an antique place (huge). And, of course, they were gone. I asked one of the dealer/ attendants about them and he remembered selling the last one. I wanted to give him an eye poke, but resisted. Instead, I found a Stanley “Bailey” No 5 smoothing plane and a Wards “Master ”, probably a No 7. I’ve begun the restoration process. The pic shows one that is nearly flattened on sides and sole compared took the current state of the Wards. It is very evident that Stanley made the Wards: design, parts, details. Cannot wait to start making some shavings! Didn’t realize...

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