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The Stanley #444 Dovetail Plane #4: A Series of Pictures

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 03-08-2018 02:57 PM 1858 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: A Critical Piece of the Puzzle is In Place! Part 4 of The Stanley #444 Dovetail Plane series no next part

Not a detailed narrative of the kind featured in Blogs 1 and 2 of this series, but rather a set of photos from 2016 that I wanted to put into a stand alone entry vs. having to search for it as I did today.

Workholding Example – Dovetail Cuts

Wood Fence added to Bevel Fence to facilitate smaller Depth Cuts

Dovetail Tongue Cuts Completed

Assembled Joint

I reserve the right to revisit this entry and expand / expound at a later date, particularly with regards to wooden fence extension. Thanks for looking!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --



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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 03-08-2018 03:05 PM

The revision clause was an astute decision in my opinion.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 03-08-2018 03:09 PM

Thanks Tony, and it will be expanded. Once I get some sharpening done on these cutters, as the smallest seems to have lost it’s proper bevel shape and won’t cut worth a cr*p, I have a necessary ‘how-to’ installment to do. And the fence extension gets in the way of groove cuts and that needs to be explained.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 03-08-2018 03:16 PM

Now that any legal ramification resulting from the blog entry expansion has been averted, it will be nice to sit back and savor your #444 machinations.

Your efforts are always appreciated and enjoyed, thank you sir.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 03-08-2018 03:39 PM

A contrary opinion on disclaimers. You are a craftsman and a skilled one at that. You don’t need disclaimers. I haven’t seen many other posts on using the 444 so when exploring new country anything goes! Keep the enlightenment of the masses going, this member of the masses likes it. :-)

JMTCW

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 03-08-2018 03:44 PM

A picture may be worth a hundred words (or something like that) but at times pictures need words. That’s where I’m coming from, just didn’t want anyone thinking ‘what the heck am I looking at? what a worthless post.’

Of course, if they want to think that, they will.

:-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 03-08-2018 03:54 PM

Hopefully my sarcasm, chop-busting, and a$$-hatness was not veiled.

Smitty, at this point you are proven enough to have creative license and masterful enough to be impervious to the opinions of the weak minded.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 03-08-2018 04:03 PM

Not aimed at you Tony, just plugging a friend.

I also value your “sarcasm, chop-busting, and a$$-hatness”! Keep it up.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 03-08-2018 06:05 PM

I’m just going to continue to live vicariously through you until I find my $15 flea market #444.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#9 posted 03-08-2018 06:16 PM

Don, if you can do that I think the earth will stand still.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#10 posted 03-08-2018 07:05 PM

Remember LJ walden’s yard sale find, a Stanley No. 9 mitre plane for $45?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#11 posted 03-08-2018 07:34 PM

Yea, I think that should have been me!

Edit: Come to think of it, didn’t someone here come up with a 72 with the beading attachment for peanuts a few years ago?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#12 posted 03-08-2018 08:17 PM

I remember a No. 72, but that one didn’t have the beading kit. Sounds like it shoulda been me, though.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#13 posted 03-10-2018 10:13 AM

Great little plane Smitty. I think woodworkers from the past would be very pleased at the respect most of us have for these old planes and old tools in general.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 04-29-2018 11:00 AM

Lovely, just lovely.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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