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Just some planes restored #14: A Sargent Shaw Patent #15

08-25-2012 11:16 PM by Don W | 14 comments »

I made some awesome scores at the Madison Bouckville antique festival this year. Maybe you’ve already seen the Stanley #1 I found, or the Sargent 307, or the Ulmia #25? Well today I cleaned up the Sargent #15. I’ve never had a Sargent #15, or any of the shaw patents before. I’ve also started a sort of fondness for Sargent. I absolutely love their block planes. I’m not a big fan of the typical 40x series and thought the Sargent bench plane series was a bust until I s...

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Refurbing a #5

08-21-2012 09:56 PM by joewilliams | 7 comments »

Got this on ebay the other day: took things apart: discovered a chip in the lever cap not sure how original all the parts are, but it seems like a serviceable tool. the rear is marked #5, the front is marked Bailey.the Patent dates behind the frog are shown as: MAR-25-02 AUG-19-02 APR-19-10 well…off to work!

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Tool Finds #1: First Great Estate Sale Find!

08-06-2012 12:17 AM by Chris P | 4 comments »

So I have recently gotten into woodworking and after being given a book dealing with only working with hand tools I have become pretty infatuated and decided to start to do a lot of “hand tool only” projects. This coupled with a budget and my wife’s infatuation with everything antique and vintage we have started to hit the flea market/estate/yard/garage sale circuit. Today was my first awesome find. This guy was a woodworker and it showed with a shed full of tools. I end...

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Videos #8: FastCap Hand Planes

07-19-2012 02:02 PM by tyskkvinna | 2 comments »

A radius plane and a standard plane.. Both are just intended for small cleanup, finishing, that sort of thing. I actually use them on a regular basis—I love the radius plane. When I do miniature work they are also fantastic. As I mention in the video, they are a great learning tool if you want to dip your feet into some hand tools but don’t want to make the commitment to something large (in cost or size). You don’t have to try and build an entire project with it, it becom...

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Just some planes restored #12: Let's trick out a type 21 #4

07-03-2012 12:58 PM by Don W | 18 comments »

Ok, I know type 21 isn’t really a type, its actually the type after the last type, but then we know most types are a bit vague anyhow. I am always a little saddened by some statements I hear about the later Stanley planes. Although some of it is justified, most of it can be easily overcome and all can be fixed to make a great user plane. I think overlooking these later planes leaves a whole set of possibilities off the table. Some of the things I like about the later plane...

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Hand tool tips and tricks #2: Classes

05-25-2012 03:22 AM by RGtools | 17 comments »

My wife and I have a small B&B in the Applegate Valley. In an effort to work towards getting me on staff full time we have decided to start offering classes. Take a look here if you are interested. Here is a small selection of what I am planning to offer. As time and requests permit I hope to add more. Understanding Bench Planes Per Person Price: $70 In the class we will discuss the primary set of planes for a hand-tool woodworker: The fore, try, and smoothing planes. We w...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #11: Rehabbing a Stanley #3 smoother

05-15-2012 01:18 AM by Brad | 4 comments »

For years now, I’ve been lusting after a #3, so I bit the bullet and picked up a Type 11 to go with my other Type 11s (8, 7, 5, 4). It’s been in my shop getting acquainted with its friends and waiting for me to show it some loving care. Sunday (this was last March mind you) proved to be a beautiful break from the wicked wind and snow. The rehab followed my usual routine. —Sand iron and chip breaker up through 400 grit.—Flatten the iron back and tweak the f...

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A new #604 Jack

05-03-2012 08:42 PM by Don W | 5 comments »

I bought a Bedrock 604 with a cracked side that had been welded. I knew it was cracked when I bought it, so I got it pretty cheap. I restored it and Painted the sides to help hide the weld. I used some prototype knob and tote I had made previously. It had a Sweat heart iron. So today I took it for a spin. Using my new #604 Bedrock Jack and my #604 Bedrock smoother I prepared a couple pieces of rough sawn, just for test sake. The first is a piece of pine. ...

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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #8: Back Panel Rabbets, Galoot Style

04-28-2012 02:13 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 25 comments »

EDIT: Updated to eliminate PB BS. Smitty A short update…. I’ve decided the back will be 1/2” thick, and to set the backing material into the carcase means rabbets. The two side pieces get stopped rabbets; we’ll do those after getting the process down on the top piece. Disassembled the cabinet (in dry fit mode since last installment) and headed to the bench. Set the 1/2” measurement to the fence and the depth stop of the #78, applied wax to the sole and f...

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Workbench #1: Hand plane usage help

04-19-2012 11:15 PM by russde | 8 comments »

Ok, I am a beginner, a noob, an fng (for you military types). I have a basement to work in and have been purchasing tools to work with (the fun part, so far). Tonight I started on ‘my workbench’. It’s going to be cheap, it’s going to be ugly, but I need it to be functional. The top is 2×4 Doug fir from a box store. I am aiming for a 5’ x 3’ surface solely due to space constraints (living on-base, military, I’m lucky to have a basement to work ...

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