Trying the Stanley No. 8

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Blog entry by michaelray posted 1610 days ago 777 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got a chance to use the Stanley No. 8 I posted a blog entry about a few days ago. Gotta say it’s pretty sweet. I’m sure there are others that may be able to tune it to a finer degree, but when I remember the frustration of the first time I ever tried to use a hand plane it feels really good. And what a huge difference sharpening makes!!

Today I was using it to even out the glue ups on my new workbench legs. I took a couple of photos to share.

From Sawdust

From Sawdust

From Sawdust


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#1 posted 1610 days ago

Looks good.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1610 days ago

I love my Stanley No 8. It has the weight I like to be pushed through the work. I used it in flattening my workbench top. Nothing else would have worked as good.

Finding a Stanley No 8 that hasn’t been used and abused can be tough and the nice ones go for a pretty penny on Ebay but it’s well worth it.


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