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Rhykenology #1: Identifying European wooden planes

09-30-2013 01:05 PM by toolmike | 2 comments »

Vintage wooden planes from Europe aren’t that common in North America, but when you do find one, identifying where it came from can be an interesting adventure. Below is a small study on identifying a plane, and some resources on European planes. Identifying European wooden planes

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hand planes, my small collection #4: Stanley T9 4 1/2

09-29-2013 06:16 AM by Tugboater78 | 12 comments »

On the morning I shipped out my Millers Falls #14, returned from the post office and other errands and had a package sitting on my porch. It was from WayneC The package contained all the parts for a Stanley type 9, in fairly rough shape. Probably the worst looking plane i have received thus far, but i knew what i was getting. japping was in bad shape so was the tote and knob, obviously the tote had been broken and reoaired a few times already, 3 times judging by this picture, but i t...

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Restoring grandfathers tools #4: stanley 120 restore

09-29-2013 05:27 AM by Tugboater78 | 4 comments »

As shown in part 2 i had a Stanley 120 that was my grandfathers, i finally got around to cleaning it up.it was pretty crusty and the japping was completely shot Not much else to say, I haven’t gotten around to making any shavings with it, as the blade is still in bad shape. It was obviously sharpened by grinder, and has a serious uneven radius. Working on at least getting the bevel consistant across the radius, figured may as well use it as a scrub block if i even do use it. Here ...

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Shop Tools #20: Union 42 Tongue and Groove Plane

09-28-2013 03:01 AM by WayneC | 10 comments »

Another tool is moving into the toolbox and taking up residence. This one is a Union 42 tongue and groove plane. It was purchased to go with a Union 41 Tongue and Groove Plane I got a while back. These are functionally the same as Stanley 48 and 49 T&G planes. The Union 42 is the equivalent of the Stanley 49 and appears to be much less common that the Union 41. The Union 42 is designed to cut tongues and grooves in stock 3/8” to 3/4” thick, and centers its groove on stock...

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Tool study #3: "Buck Rogers" planes from Millers Falls - Part 1

09-27-2013 12:27 PM by toolmike | 2 comments »

Streamline moderne is a type of Art Deco architecture that emerged in the mid 1930s and lasted more than two decades. It emphasized curving forms, and moved beyond architecture into industrial design, and even tool design. Millers Falls developed a line of tools in the post-WWII years which were heavy influenced by streamline modern – and symbolic of the 1950s “atomic era”. It is defined by tools such as the No.100A automatic push drill, the No.104 geared hand drill, and the...

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Shop Tools #19: Stanley 140

09-27-2013 02:27 AM by WayneC | 10 comments »

Documenting the addition of another plane to the tool box. This one is a #140 Rabbet and block plane . They are pretty cool planes. One side of the plane can be removed for doing rabbet work on things like tenons. With the side on it can be used like a normal block plane. I’ve been looking for the right one for a while and also have been torn as to if I should get the Lie-Nielsen or stick with an old Stanley. This one is in pretty nice shape and it was about 1/3 the cost of the...

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New home for the horses #2: The End. Finaly.

09-24-2013 10:14 AM by Esko Lehtovaara | 0 comments »

It’s now 24.9. It all started on 26.8. (with renting a sement mixer. It took only 6 hours for us to get the slab done.) Since then allmost every day has been a workday. Maby 3 days has been lazy day with only 2-3hours of work. Still. I started to be quite fedup. Rest of the work is a piece of cake: digging a ditch for the rain water. I’ll put a tube on the bottom and fill with gravel 008. The “door” from the old ‘pihatto’. Pihatto is the house for the hors...

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Hand tool collection #1: Stanley no. 71 router plane

09-21-2013 02:51 AM by SamuelP | 9 comments »

I had a little time in the shop tonight and was looking for a small project to at least start. I forget how much you can get done when the kids are asleep. I won this on ebay for under $20 a while back. Here is an “almost” before shot. Here I have the first knob done. I sanded the knobs chucked into my cordless drill. I used sandpaper, steel wool and then a cotton cloth with BLO and then wax. Paste wax first, then smeared straight hard beeswax and polished on the drill woth...

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hand planes, my small collection #3: a recent addition, won in a drawing

09-20-2013 04:03 AM by Tugboater78 | 4 comments »

Shannon, known as the Renaissance Woodworker , had a blog about a month ago on how to turn a regular “junk” handplane into a cheap scrub plane. His blog is one of several I check out for tips and general woodworking info.He had 2 planes donated from Hyperkitten, a transitional plane and a Stanley #5, that he worked on. Cleaned them up just a little, and put a heavy camber on the blades. You can read/watch it here He offered both planes to anyone who commented on his video/bl...

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Weekend Warrior Woodworking Magazine #13: Hand Plane Challenge Update with Giveaway Announcement!

09-20-2013 01:44 AM by James | 0 comments »

I am ashamed to say that I am not getting in nearly as much hand planing practice as I originally intended to. Hopefully those of you who are joining inon the challenge are finding time to work on your skills. I have not even started to work on the Try Square yet but I did download Andre Roubo’s Try Square Digital Download by Chris Schwarz and it looks like a pretty good plan. I do intend to build a Try Square based on his plan before the end of the month. You know that saying “burning the c...

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