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Stanley Tool Boxes #2: The No. 888 Tool Box

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 01-15-2016 05:26 AM 1695 reads 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A place to post collected information about the Stanley No. 888 Tool Box (ca: 1922-1926).

The #888 came in four different configuraitons, A through D:

The intent is to collect content specific to this box and each variation, to include pictures and history and discussion, over time. Do you have one? Have you restocked it with original tools? Show pictures!

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



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#1 posted 01-15-2016 03:55 PM

Awesome Smitty!

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#2 posted 01-17-2016 08:43 PM

Any idea on the angle the top’s moving lids sit at? What angle do I need?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 01-18-2016 02:02 AM

Well, I THINK I have it about figured out..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#4 posted 01-18-2016 02:39 AM

Looks a little steep, but really whatever works, works. I can go get mine back down and see if I can get it figured out…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#5 posted 01-18-2016 04:03 AM

Sorry, bandit. Out of touch today and did’t see the question. You’re fast!

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

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#6 posted 01-18-2016 04:51 AM

Oops, looks like I responded in the wrong thread. 15 degrees is what mine was.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#7 posted 01-19-2016 02:59 AM

Well, I might just carry on, as is. may NOT be a Stanley, but more in the Stanley style?

Dry fit, no glue, sitting on a base. Boards under the base will be the lids…I hope. Won’t have them Fancy hinges.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#8 posted 02-02-2016 06:55 PM

Der Leachmeister struck again; hope the pages within meet expectation!

Stay tuned, you’ll hear it here first.

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

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#9 posted 02-02-2016 07:21 PM

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#10 posted 03-03-2016 06:51 PM

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

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#11 posted 03-03-2016 07:04 PM

^ Printed late summer of 1922, making that piece of advertising almost 94 years old…

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

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#12 posted 11-30-2016 11:36 PM

If anyone of you guys are crazy, anal to a fault, and like to wake up mumbling in the middle of the night….

Theres an 888, SW, empty, currently on ebay. Looks like it might be decent.

Gee, just think, you can obsess on finding every single one of the tools that was offered with this box. Trust me, I speak from experience, buying one of these Stanley boxes, and attempting to stock it, is a life changing decision. As soon as they release me, I’m gonna finish stocking mine. Between therapy sessions, of course.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=152333552070&alt=web

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#13 posted 12-01-2016 12:52 AM

That’s at least the third resisting of that box. And yeah, I have one already. Not the least bit interested in restocking it to be historically accurate; not a value proposition from a time, or aggravation, or $ perspective. I totally heed your warning, POA…

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

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#14 posted 12-01-2016 01:26 AM

lol it’s already on my watch list too at the moment

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#15 posted 12-02-2016 02:27 PM

I have an empty 888, sweetheart. As well. My experience in trying to stock my 902 has rendered me very reluctant to attempt to stock the 888.

Soo…...I don’t really wanna sell it. But, if anyone here thinks they wanna get into these old Stanley boxes, I’d definitely consider interesting trades. It’d nice to get this box to someone that wants to fill it up.

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