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Random thoughts of wood #2: The Stanley 605 1/2 arrived today!

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Blog entry by jace_robert posted 09-02-2011 08:43 AM 926 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Hand planes aquired! Part 2 of Random thoughts of wood series Part 3: Final Bench Plane (for now LOL)! »

Woke up this morning and my loving wife tells me that the Stanley 605 ½ arrived in the mail. It’s in great shape just needs some cleaning cause it looks corroded but not rusted! Really looking forward to getting back to the states and putting these great tools to work. I am decided yesterday that I am going to purchase a saw from the bad axe tool works, I am pretty sure I am going to get the 14” Sash Saw with a combination toothing to fulfill my initial hand saw needs its promoted as being excellent at cross cuts and still maintaining 80 of its ripping ability but I am going to contact the manufacturer and see what he would recommend for getting started and what I believe I would use the saw for. If the hand saw works for me then I plan on expanding to a dedicated ripper and then probably a dovetail saw or a dedicated cross cutter but I could probably just keep the hybrid for that.



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#1 posted 09-03-2011 05:17 AM

Sounds like you have been bitten by the bug. Any chance of getting some photos of your 605 1/2?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 04:21 AM

WayneC here is the picture I got from the seller. I have not been home yet to take my own, same for the 604 posted as my profile pic. And yes bitten is a good description been interested for a long time but now is time to get started on some stuff of my own.

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 07:42 AM

Looking forward to see how your restoration goes. I just added a 606 to my toolkit. The knob and tote will need to be replace. The knob looks like it has been chewed by squrrels…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 06:47 PM

Is it just me wayneC or is it just tricky getting the holes drilled in the tote because of the angle that the screw must be set at? The stuff I have looked at so far that is the impression I get. I am sure that I am getting some rasps and files mostly because I am very intriuged by ball and claw feet for some of my pieces that I am intrested in makeing as I am mostly intrested in makeing older period pieces. I also think it will be real easy to make new totes for my bench planes and I am real interested in makeing some black walnut totes and knobs for these as I want to make them mine.

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 06:52 AM

You can put the blank in a vice or make a jig for drilling. It should not be too much trouble. Walnut should look pretty nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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