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Misc. Shop Stuff #49: Another Connection to the Past

12-08-2014 03:57 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 13 comments »

A couple of years after my uncle saw fit to send of few of my grandfather’s tools home with me, an aunt visited today with a very special gift. It’s a Stanley #103 block plane, one that was her father’s plane (my grandfather); the same that ran a cabinet shop and used the saw, sandbags, M-F eggbeater, etc. that are each in my shop. Why the orange color? To tell his tools apart from anyone else’s, my dad says. The color is a dead giveaway, as we have an alum. string level of his in a hand-made case that’s painted the same color. Guess I know where my Shop Style Guide tendencies originate. With no sharpening at all, it was able to edge pine. Needs...

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