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Hand Toolcentric #1: My New Stanley/Bailey No. 5-1/2 Corrugated Type 11 Jack Plane

09-10-2011 04:19 AM by Michael J. Moore | 5 comments »

Here are some pics of my new Stanley/Bailey No. 5-1/2 Corrugated Type 11 Jack Plane. It has not got here yet but I still can’t wait to show it off. I decided to get this exact model after reading The Anarchist’s Tool Chest by Christopher Schwarz. You can check out The Anarchist's Jack Plane - here . Mine doesn’t have any fancy engraving. just a nice light patina, but I am tempted to give it some bling (maybe golden enamel). The Type 11 models were made between 1910 &...

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #5: Tuning a Brace.

09-06-2011 02:06 AM by Brit | 25 comments »

During the restoration of RUSTY in Parts 1 to 4, I showed how to fix a couple of common problems. The first was scoring on the outside of the jaws caused by a rough finish on the inside of the chuck. In Part 1, I filed the jaws smooth again. In Part 2, I showed how to smooth the inside diameter of the chuck. In Part 3, I showed how to fix excess play in the sweep handle. However there are a number of other problems that you might encounter on a secondhand brace. In this e...

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Stanley Block Plane #9 1/4

08-31-2011 08:39 PM by The3Beers | 7 comments »

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.

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Random thoughts of wood #1: Hand planes aquired!

08-28-2011 08:51 PM by jace_robert | 4 comments »

Well I have begun my journey in woodworking. I purchased the last of my bench planes, I am now the proud owner or a 604, 605 1/2, and 607 Stanley Bedrock planes. I am very excited to get home and start cleaning and restoreing them to a useable condition. It will be a great thing to restore a tool from before my grandparents were born and use it to make peices of my own today! I am currently looking into other hand tools to buy as I am going to start up with Shannon Rodgers hand tool schoo...

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Car-boot sale treasures #3: One man's boat anchor... Stanley 55 find.

08-21-2011 04:51 PM by YorkshireStewart | 18 comments »

It’s not that we needed anything, or, indeed have room for much in our little house and workshop, but Mrs YS and I decided to have a walk around the local car boot sale / flea market this morning (for the exercise of course). Towards the end, I thought I’d escaped without buying, when I spotted a box of delights under a table (I spend most of my time on hands and knees at these events; it’s where they keep the rust). It was labelled £25 GBP & the vendor shouted ac...

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My Hand Tool Journey #10: Tool Gloat!

08-15-2011 04:08 PM by Kent Shepherd | 12 comments »

I never go to garage sales, but late Friday I happened to be on Craigslist and saw an add for tools that sounded interesting. When I clicked on it, i discovered he had some “Vintage Tools”. It opened at 8:00 and since I was free then I decided to check it out. I spent $95 for everything I bought. It seemed like a decent deal to me. If you know anything about any of these, your input is welcome. I know how tune and use them, but I haven’t done much research on models and what...

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Estate/Garage Sale Finds #2: Great finds!

08-05-2011 01:36 AM by hodgepodge | 7 comments »

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...

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Just some planes restored #10: Another #6, its the worst one yet.

07-31-2011 11:32 PM by Don W | 5 comments »

So, I decided to try to restore this Stanley #6 I picked up at a flee market. This was in the worst condition of anything I’ve restored yet, but I figured I’d give it a go. It’s my third Stanley #6, but it was the challenge calling my name. First I tried to remove the broken screw on the front knob. I tried an easy out and wound up with a broken easy out in the riser as well. Plan B, which was now being devised was to grind off the riser, and braze a bolt on in its...

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Toolmaking and refinishing #1: Stanley 50 1/2 Refurbished

07-25-2011 06:16 AM by CMDEvans | 3 comments »

I picked up an older miter-box the other day, and thought I would get it all fixed up and working during this weekends down time. Pictures tend to describe processes best, so here are a load of pictures. I hope you enjoyed!

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Just some planes restored #11: Its a 4 1/2

07-01-2011 03:31 AM by Don W | 8 comments »

Today, when I buy tools it will usually be for one of two reasons. The first is the obvious. I need the tool to perform a function. The second reason, not quite as understandable, I like to rehab tools. I relate it to someone stopping after running over a squirrel, and nursing it back to health. I have a need to nurse some of these tool back to health. Hand planes are a perfect combination of usability, collectability, and rehabability. I never know what I’ll find, or what will need ...

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