So enough with the microscope for today and on to my newest tools purchases and a project! (Finally they say!) There you see a Stanley block plane, small Stanley hand saw, and a piece of granite. The block plane will be functional with some loving on the jig. The saw is to replace my japanese pull saw until my new one arrives from Woodcraft. The one I have now is losing teeth (an Irwin pullsaw), though I can’t fault the saw, it has done everything from treated lumber to hard mapl...
Last night I decided to commit to some face planing to get my boards ready for the glue-up. I’ve cut rough dimensions of the four stretchers and two boards each to make up two legs. To do this, I need to joint plane the faces so I get a good flat surface to merge. Afterwards, I will be finishing up the dimensions to exact measurements and smooth planing. Unfortunately, I don’t have a quality hand plane in my arsenal. I worked the face of one piece last night for about an ho...
Stanley Bench Plane Restoration UPDATE PDF ELECTROLYTIC RUST REMOVAL INSTRUCTION SHEET I have been a bit frustrated, as I can’t use my shop until the outside portion of our house reconstruction is complete which should be very soon. I have been using the down time to restore my Stanley bench plane. As soon as I get back in the shop, I have plans to make a video tool review so I am quite anxious to get going! My Stanley Bench Plane restoration project is near completion. As a remi...
Stanley Bench Plane Restoration UPDATE PDF ELECTROLYTIC RUST REMOVAL INSTRUCTION SHEET My Stanley Bench Plane restoration project is progressing well. All parts have been cleaned of rust using the electrolytic rust removal process described in the prior blog entry. I was really impressed with how clean the parts were after the electrolytic de-rusting process. As a reminder, this is NOT a plane with intrinsic collector value. I am restoring this “user plane” to be used on my bench...
STANLEY BENCH PLANE RESTORATION Click here for large format version PDF ELECTROLYTIC RUST REMOVAL INSTRUCTION SHEET More information available on my woodworking blog & podcast The Folding Rule Show Step #1 – Cleaning & Rust Removal I have been inspired by a number of resources to start using my hand planes and start on the slippery slope of a hand plane collection. Not the least of whom has been Wayne, our own Lumberjocks plane guru. Of course I have also explored...
I just wanted to share this lovely Roman Plane with interested Lumberjocks & suddenly I’m confronted with BLOGs, scripted windows & HTMLs and other stuff that the Romans would never have dreamed of. I certainly don’t know what I’m doing but I’ll give it a go. This unique Roman woodworking plane (known as The Goodmanham Roman Plane) with a stock made of ivory was found near the village of Goodmanham, East Yorkshire, England in the summer of 2000, during the ...
I really like the Stanley Bedrock style planes and on a whim bid on and won this plane last week. I will be replacing my current #3 with this plane in my bench plane set. If you have followed the blog, I set a goal of putting together a full set of Stanley bench planes. The set is now pretty much complete with a little tuning planned. For example, I would like to replace my Sargent #8 with a Stanley 8C or perhaps a Bedrock 608 and have been slowly looking for one. Also, I still need to r...
Today was the monthly antique sale here in Sacramento. I got a few interesting things and almost got something I’ve been looking for. I pulled a Fulton #2 sized plane out of a box of old planes. I asked how much and was told $180. Perhaps for a nice Stanley, but for that kind of money I would have been better off buying an Lie-Nielson. Such is life. I came across a box of Saws and picked 3 out. I’m starting to look for a few good saws and these look like they could be res...
I’m straying a little from the bench planes today and documenting the restoration of a Stanley #78 Duplex Filletster and Rabbet Plane. I found this plane at the flea market last weekend and had been wanting to play with one. This one was in fairly good condition and was complete. Many of these planes that you find are missing parts. Things to look for are the depth stop, fence, and 3 blade spur. This plane can be used with the blade in two position one for normal use where you cu...
I have not been working on this series or any real projects for that matter for quit a while. I have been working very long hours at my day job and really not feeling too motivated. Perhaps I caught some of that bug that was affecting Mot a bit back. I have a nice early type 9 or so Stanley #4 I want to restore as part of the set I am putting together. You can go back to post one to see my overall plans if you want, but, iin a nutshell, I plan to assemble a complete set of old Stanley ...
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