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dw- Plane notes from the field #3: dw's Plane Resource sites

06-28-2011 02:46 PM by Don W | 14 comments »

NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with most of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, It is NOT a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own. Please take a look at my blogsPlane Restoration How to Tips for Setting up a bench planeAnd many more General:The mother of all Stanley information http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.htmlhttp://www.cs.cmu.edu/~alf/en/antique-tool-faq.txt ...

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dw- Plane notes from the field #1: dw's plane notes - General

06-28-2011 02:14 PM by Don W | 6 comments »

I started a document on one of my computers for notes I keep on plane information. My issue is I have several work laptops, a few personal laptops and travel a lot so keeping the notes in one place is a challenge. I figured this way, I could get to them from anywhere, including my windows 7 phone when looking at buying a plane, and maybe others would find the information useful as well. I’ll try to break up the information into logical units as separate blogs in this series. As alway...

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Stanley No 3

05-07-2011 06:12 PM by jsegs | 9 comments »

Hey guys, just picked up this at a yard sale. I have no idea how much its worth. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Projects in process. . . #1: plane wall rack

05-04-2011 03:25 AM by need2boat | 3 comments »

In my small shop space is hard to come buy so I decided to build something to hold my bench plans. This design was in Finewoodworking number 209. My wall wouldn’t allow me the space to put the bottom shelf but it was easy enough to subtract it from the plans. The only real issues I’ve had is dealing with the crappy low grade cabinet plywood I bought a few months back. I bought it before really understanding the differences in plywoods and although its better then big box store...

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Acrylic #1: First Attempt at Turning Acrylic

04-04-2011 05:53 AM by mcjibbin | 4 comments »

After I posted the Zebrawood tote and knob set project on LumberJocks, bigike (of LJs) sent me a message asking me if I’d like to be the first to turn some Acrylic plane knobs. He said he had a source for acrylic stock. I told him sure – not wanting to pass up a chance to expand my lathe skills and at the same time turn some unique plane knobs for Ike and myself. He said he’d mail me some, and I sent him my address. Sure enough, a few weeks later, I received a big box of...

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In Search Of... Stanley Chisels

03-26-2011 09:16 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 6 comments »

What happens when an international company decides to return the premium hand tool market and a small-town craftsman supports the move? Well, not much. How about some background? On the 5th of February I walked in to my area’s family-owned and operated (since 1915!) hardware store and asked if they carried Stanley products. The answer was, “of course!” and I had figured as much because the yellow rectangle was everywhere on the shelves. “I’m interested in a ne...

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Shaker Cherry Nightstand - Handtool heavy #9: Step #9: Final assembly-stop, guide, and button

03-22-2011 03:07 PM by Bertha | 19 comments »

Time for final assembly. My fiance’ will turn a knob and install it as a celebration when the project is complete. First, I need to mount the free lower drawer supports over a spacer. I made the drawer supports so I could control the levelness of the drawer and the reveal once all the parts were together. First I cut the spacer oversized & will trim it later: Tack it in place with glue & brads (a consequence of waiting to the end for a final fit means I have to resort to ...

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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #2: Took the 50 home.

03-22-2011 04:09 AM by RGtools | 12 comments »

It’s rare when you can take a vintage tool home for a good price it’s incredible when you can a take vintage tool home and it requires no tune up. I finally found a plow plane. I haven’t even sharpened the blades yet and it makes good shavings. A sharpening session and a good coat of oil is all this guy needs. Of course I need to make a box for the blades…and maybe another shelf. There’s always more work and that makes me smile.

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The Stanley tradition

02-02-2011 06:21 PM by NoLongerHere | 22 comments »

Just for fun, a bit of history to start with: “According to Stanley, “A Block Plane was first made to meet the demand for a Plane which could be easily held in one hand while planing across the grain, particularly the ends of boards, etc. This latter work many Carpenters call ‘Blocking in’, hence the name ‘Block’ Plane.” Tradition also claims that the block plane gets its name from its traditional use to level and remove cleaver marks from butchers’ blocks that were built with the end grai...

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Restoring Hand Planes.. My methods #4: Sanding and Polishing the body and metal parts

01-11-2011 09:43 PM by Dan | 11 comments »

In my first blog of this series I talked about removing the rust using Evapo-Rust. The following picture shows my Stanley #4 after it was soaked over night in Evapo-Rust and washed and scrubbed clean. I have polished and sanded the sides a number of different ways. I have done all by hand with folded up sand paper and sanding blocks, I have used my dremmel tool with different attachments and I have used my drill press with wire brush. I find all of these to be way to time consuming. I fin...

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