I am stuck between projects again…..tons of things I want to do, but can’t pull the trigger on any of them…..so a couple of little things done while my brain adjusts…
1. Router Plane
I have wanted a router plane for quite awhile and have been checking eBay here and there…...I took a chance a few days ago and bought a Stanley #71 along with a bonus #152 Stanley spokeshave…...$30 plus $8 for shipping.
Here are the before pictures:
At this point I checked this post from SuperDave – and how cool he restored his #71. Dave also helped me identify my #71 as a Type 9, which puts it at 1916-1924. Thanks Dave.
He used metallic paint which looked nice and it turned out I had a rattle can of metallic paint on the shelf…(not sure why?) and it was meant to be…......the after shots:
The plane is missing the front guide thing but it still works good….....And only came with the 1/4” blade.
And the #152 with a bit of scrubbing:
2. Zero Clearance Insert for the Mitersaw:
I just tired of the crappy stock insert – this one is made of IPE:
3. French Cleat Clamp System:
Nothing new here – just keep collecting clamps and built some simple french cleat clamp holders using dimensional lumber and some pocket screws:
Thanks for looking!