The Stanley #444 included a ‘blueprint’ inside the chestnut boxlid that detailed the anatomy of dovetail depth, neck and shoulder measurements based on common stock sizes. Versions I’d been able to track down were unreadable.
But thanks to the OldTools list and Matt Turner, I have a version of these drawings that was supposedly put inside the plane’s box in it’s later sales window. The outside of the three-fold:
And the inside:
This data lets me set these measurements and get (hopefully) repeatable results with less trial and error. The final installment of the #444 video series is, at long last, at hand….
EDIT: If you scroll back to the previous installments and get a goofy square in the place of pics, blame PhotoBucket. Stupid limit on bandwith has my pics here shut down ‘til the middle of October. Grrr…
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