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 honing, of course, but using it was thrill. And it’s an older one… How can I tell? It has a certain trademark that I recognized…
Guess I know where my SW tendencies come from, too. :-)
That’s all for now, and as always, thanks for looking!
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