Here is a Stanley Block Plane I just finished restoring i think it is a #9 1/4. blade marking say Stanley Rule & Level So Im thinking its some here between 80 to 100 years old and is now set up for another life time. If you have any questions or comments please comment. P.S. i also have 2 Stanley bench planes im working on and a Stanley No. 192 that i should be posting in the next couple of weeks.
No I’m not marketing. I’m just amazed at how it’s not the fancy pieces or most expensive pieces that tend to get the most use. I think by far many expensive and or “fancy” if I may, pieces of furniture or any item for that matter does not see as much use as more common items. (Duh you say) :) I am convinced that there is not much peace of mind to be found in in objects that are almost “roped off” in our homes, offices, or studies, workshops even i...
I have two planks. One is a Black Walnut 4/4 by 6” by 30” long. There other? Well, here is a clue Lovely, ain’t it? More on that one in a bit. I went after the Walnut plank, looking to smooth the faces of it first. A little time with a #6 small jointer, and a #5 Jack plane, and one face was ready for a smooth plane Bandsawn from a log awhile ago. Saw marks were easy to clean off. The edges were a little more work. One was almost done, just had a l...
I came across this today and thought I would share. I don’t know anything about the plane; I do know it looks really cool though and thought some folks might agree. Appears the maker is a David Irwin (no association with Irwin tools I would imagine), and it’s stamped with a Swann-Morton logo, who appear to make surgical instruments. . . . . . . . .
Here is the latest blog post for my St Giles project. there is a photo included. http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/1/post/2013/03/st-giles-statement-piece.html Thanks Josh
just wanted to put something up, not much progress… As you may notice most of my work thus far is being down outside. The last 2-3 days i have done nothing cause here in northern Kentucky all it has done is rain, almost nonstop. ?My yard turned into a swamp, and though the rain seemed to cool things down a bit, the humidity went to 100% and the temps stayed in the high 80s. Terrible weather to work in, i know this cause these are the conditions i work in at my job, and i refuse to su...
Ok, Lets talk about the bench top. I chose brown maple for the top purely because its was the cheapest wood available. Also you will notice that it is 3/4” think prior to laminating. I would choose the same lumber again if I were to redo this project. The maple holds up very well and has a nice patina. I planned the slab to have a final thickness of 3 inches. Why 3 inches? well from the literature I have read 3 inches is generally the ideal thickness for bench dogs. In retrosp...
I didn’t see it coming, not at all! But alas, it came and it conquered. I thought it was so far off from me that it would never be within striking distance. But there it was right in my hands, and out of the blue it came. What I had before me was a mere scrap piece of wood, a throw-away from someone else’s project. The task I had was, as I saw it, simply a necessary evil; hand-planing a rough surface so that I could get a good look at the true grain of an unfamiliar wood. My hope ...
Alright, this was the most awesome estate sale I have ever seen (out of three…). I guess I will continue this series with what led me to go check out the sale. Here’s the picture which made me stop by. The description of the estate sale says how there is an unbelievable amount of hand tools and power tools. This picture doesn’t do justice in regards to how much stuff this guy had. He must of had some sort of combo plane infatuation. I picked up these two Stanley No. 4...
I got the iron cleaned up yesterday. Check out my website for more details. I was pretty impressed with the outcome. I gotta get it sharpened now and start cleaning the plane itself. I removed the handle the other day and cleaned out the mortise for a spot for the new handle. Have some left over mahogany, anyone think that will work? Which way is best for the grain to run, vertical or horizontal?
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