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Stanley Tool Boxes #3: The No. 907, 910 and 951 Sets

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 01-16-2016 12:08 AM 1620 reads 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Three fine catalog images of Stanley pre-filled tool boxes for consideration, courtesy of LJ Mos!

Do you have one? Want one? Seen one? Pictures always welcome!

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



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489tad

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#1 posted 01-16-2016 12:41 AM

That’s a nice kit. Do you have any idea what year it was offered?

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 01-16-2016 12:58 AM

That catalog image is from the 1950s. My Catalogue No 34 from 1922 doesn’t include any sets or boxes. Part of the reason for posting this blog series is to collect that kind of info. Really neat stuff, and not much out there on them.

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

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#3 posted 01-16-2016 01:11 AM

I don’t have a number for this one…

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

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#4 posted 01-16-2016 01:13 AM

Here’s a roll-up:

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

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#5 posted 01-16-2016 05:53 AM

Added two more boxes to the OP above, thanks Mos! Oh, and I’m pretty sure I have that No. 1220 hand drill from Set No. 907!

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

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#6 posted 01-16-2016 06:22 PM

Love these chests always wanted to build one

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#7 posted 01-17-2016 01:36 PM

Three pictures of a Stanley tambour door cabinet here
(last three pictures of the blog).

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#8 posted 01-17-2016 04:27 PM

This is a great post, Smitty. Those antique catalog sheets wood make good posters.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-18-2016 12:01 AM

Thanks for making this forum Smitty. Here is my 951 which I have hung with a french cleat.

Some extra tools were added .
But I am missing from the shiiping list.
  • zig-zag ruler 6 ft, No. 106.
  • Screwdriver 5 in, No. 70.
  • Screwdriver 4 in, No. 75. (In the mail, Bandit found one for me.)
  • Screwdriver 3 in, No. 77.
  • Stanley Block Plane 9 1/4 (In the mail, Bandit also found one for me.)
  • Level, 18 in, No. 347.
    If anyone can hook me up with the remaining tools I am missing I’d appreciate it.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#10 posted 01-18-2016 04:06 AM

Very nice Don! Way to go, Bandit!

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

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#11 posted 01-24-2016 11:47 PM

Has anyone seen any plans published in case someone wanted to build one?

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#12 posted 01-25-2016 12:28 AM

I’ve only noted dimensions from the catalog images…

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

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#13 posted 11-22-2016 04:13 PM

I’ve been trying to stock a Sweetheart No. 904 for close to two years now. Its an exercise in.patience, to be sure. But I’m getting there. Just last night, on ebay, I managed to win an auction for the No. 04 SW zig zag rule the chest was equipped with originally. So now, I am missing only the nail set, a no. 60 3”screwdriver, a no. 20 5” screwdriver, and the small box of corrogated fasteners it came with. Gads…edit…this photo bucket thing isvreally frustrating me. I’m trying to do it on an android, and its a pain in the….

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#14 posted 11-22-2016 04:17 PM

When I first got this box, the only correct items were the pocket catalogue, the marking gauge, and the tri-square. Part of the difficulty in stocking the box has been the issue of patina. The first correct saw I found had been over restored, and looked totally out of place when placed in the chest. So its not only an issue of finding the correct tool, its an issue of finding the correct tool that also melds well with the other tools in the chest. I opted to avoid restorations, because I felt it would cheapen the overall aesthetic import of a complete old chest like this one.

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#15 posted 11-22-2016 04:18 PM

that’s awesome Poa! Restocking my Stanley tool chest is on my “someday” list as well. First things first, though, I’ve still got to repair it. There’s no floor lol

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

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