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Blog series by Johnnyblot updated 09-02-2012 07:52 PM 2 parts 4251 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: Stanley No.4 1/2 Bench plane with shop-made Tote.

07-10-2012 08:35 PM by Johnnyblot | 13 comments »

This is a Stanley no.4 1/2 that I built up from parts. The Tote is a sandwich of 3 pieces of bubinga, in a ‘Z’ configuration glued to 2 acrylic tote profiles with maple cheeks.my original idea was to use brass sheet but I didn’t have any to hand so I used clear acrylic sheet [from a car registration plate]. Also I fitted a Quangsheng Blade & Chipbreaker assembley. The body was first stripped and repainted and the surfaces reground.The mouth needed to ope...

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Part 2: RECORD #04 Smooth Plane Circa 1955

09-02-2012 07:52 PM by Johnnyblot | 4 comments »

Here we have a RECORD #04 Smoothing Plane.This is shown here in ‘as found’ condition, a recent Ebay purchase. I decided to to do some ‘homework’ to establish when this might have been made? Judging by the parts: -· the frog- flat machined straight sides, from 1931 to 1956. · the body- how the frog is seated. The frog receiver in the body casting was modified from a straight central rib to a wishbone shaped buttress around 1955 to 1960. This plane ha...

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