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Handplane Restoration #32: Stanley #55

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 02-11-2017 11:00 PM 681 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m in the process of putting together a complete set of combination planes. I recently added a Stanley 55 and some accessories to go with it. I have a small tool cabinet that I am adapting to store the planes.

If you need a manual for the 55 one can be found here

Combination Plane Manuals

Note: The Hollow and Rounds are for use on a 45. The fence configuration is different between the 45 and the 55 and they do not fit on the 55.

Photos below.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov



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#1 posted 02-11-2017 11:05 PM

This will be fun to watch!

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#2 posted 02-12-2017 12:41 AM

Oooh that will be fun!

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#3 posted 02-12-2017 01:12 AM

Nice!!

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#4 posted 02-12-2017 02:25 AM

So since the 55 and it’s accoutrements take up the whole tool box, where are you going to put
the rest of the planes?
Lol, BTW, extremely jealous. That was an amazing find.

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#5 posted 02-12-2017 09:30 AM


So since the 55 and it s accoutrements take up the whole tool box, where are you going to put
the rest of the planes?
Lol, BTW, extremely jealous. That was an amazing find.

- WhoMe

Thanks. :)

The other planes (bench, block, router, etc.) planes actually in my main tool chest. I’m thinking of using individual drawers to hold the other combination planes, though it means they would need to be stored disassembled.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 02-12-2017 12:53 PM

I’m assuming you haven’t found this thread yet Wayne

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/43282

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#7 posted 02-12-2017 02:57 PM

Wayne, impressive display. Were the H&R’s with the 55?

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

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#8 posted 02-12-2017 03:16 PM



I m assuming you haven t found this thread yet Wayne

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/43282

- Don W

I had, just have not been over there in a while.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 02-12-2017 03:17 PM



Wayne, impressive display. Were the H&R s with the 55?

- theoldfart

They were separate and actually go with my 45.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 02-12-2017 03:20 PM

“a complete set of combination planes…”

Oh my. If this set includes the Millers Patent line, my hat is off to you. Well, you’ve got a #55, so my hat is already off. :-)

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#11 posted 02-12-2017 08:58 PM

I’ve got a Millers 42. But I was not planning to complete those. That would be a very expensive affair. I have Stanley 45, 46, 50, and 55. Record 043 and 044. I think I am going to get a Record 405 when one comes up when I have some money available.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 02-14-2017 01:38 AM

Good one Wayne.

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#13 posted 02-14-2017 04:22 AM



Good one Wayne.

- Grumpy

Thanks.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#14 posted 02-20-2017 01:29 AM

Have to admit I am highly jealous on that one!
Wauuuuuuu a beauty.
Congrat.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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