Here is a pictorial process that I go through to make Stanley sized totes. Any questions are welcome!
Hey folks, I’ve been quite busy on the shop and I didn’t had time to make new entries on my blog, but here I’m again. In the last trip to the local flea market, I was able to get quite a lot of tools that need some attention, between some of then there was a couple of nice Stanley block planes, (# 130 & 118) This is what I got. Stanley No 130 Stanley No 118 Like always, after some work they turned out nicely.. Lapped sole and...
Folks, This last weekend I was able to get to work on a block plane that I just left aside the day I got it, also I was able to do some more work on a No 220 that I blogged here a few days ago. Its really impressive how a couple of hours of work can change a tool so dramatically not just to look better but also to perform better. Sorry about the blurry photos but again I forgot to take some pics before starting the restoration and I just got a couple of screenshots from the seller ...
Hey Folks, Yesterday my dad and I went to a local flea market and we found several items that we really liked and of course we ended up taking home, among those there was a bench plane that caught the attention of my dad. I never heard anything about them before. However I did my homework and this is what I found..Shelton Plane & Tool Mfg. Co. made planes in Shelton , Conn., from 1932 until 1954..when they sold thier plane division to Stanley due to the basic fact that they could ju...
Hey Lj’s This is another tool that was part of the nice deal on the local flea market. This is my first brace that I ever own, I haven’t try it yet, but I need it to restored before doing anything else. After looking at the Stanley Catalog from 1914 I found out that the handles are made out of Cocobolo, nice…. let’s see how it came out…. I need to say that this restoration was a bit different, I ran out of Evaporust, and I really want ...
Hey folks, This time it was turn for one of the tools that lucky me I got on a nice deal with an old woman in a local flea market. Like most of the hand tools that I had bought recently, I look for the rustier and the ones that seems like nobody wants them at all, the ones that most people will classified them as “junk” Let’s see what I got.. ... After a close inspection the japanning seems to be in a great condition, I will say around 98-9...
Hello Folks, I would like to start this new episode of my restoration blog with a question. Have any of you ever bought something that make you feel like you are the luckiest person of the world? Well it happened to me last Friday. I headed up to my local flea market ( the same one I know doesn’t have any tools at all) but heck who knows maybe one day, maybe today, I though. After about 45 minutes I was ready to leave empty handed, but there were a couple more of tents to look ...
Hey folks, Today I started working on a my sencond Bench/Desk/Chest combo for one of my mother co-workers, everything was looking pretty good, no issues at all, but just kind of bored, I felt sort of lonely for a little while. Usually due to the economic crisis, I have 3 days weekends, so I was going to spend most of the day alone until my dad came from work. Suddenly I heard the ring bell, it was pretty early, (not even (9:00 am.) and next to the door it was the mailman along wi...
Hey folks, We did lot of progress on the latest restoration project for the second Baiiley No 6 that I got from Ebay, and I can almost call this a complete project, but I still need to find out how to resolve the issue with the broken horn on the tote, and if anybody else can help me with this question I post earlier, the blade is very very sharp but is not square (there may be a 1/16 gap on one of the corners) so if anyone else know how to resolve the issue I have on that post that will b...
I came back from work today, after a very long break of 17 days, it was a really hard day since I had it to get use to wake up early deal with the traffic, the boss etc, I was literally dragging all day long, and to my surprise I found that the second No 6 I got on ebay was already waiting for me to start the restoration. Let’s take a look what I got. I think I’m having some kind of attraction for highly abused and damaged planes, I really love to see the restoration process being...
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