|Project by canadianchips||posted 04-01-2010 08:19 PM||4354 views||2 times favorited||22 comments|
This is my passion. I can honestly say I have taken everyone apart, cleaned, polished, sharpened and USED them all. It took me several years to collect them, they were in storage till last winter. (I now have a tiny shop) and I played most of the winter restoring them to life. I have cast iron bottom collection as well. Missing the #1 stanley. (Too expensive for my collection at moment) I do have #2, #2 corrugated, #3, #4,#5,#6,#7 (corrugated bottom) #8. All tuned and workining ! The number 2 are for show only.
One day years ago I decided to own one of every model stanley made. (I should have done my research before starting that collection) I really had no Idea they made that many. ( I guess I grew up in a secluded world). Then there’s the old wooden moulding planes. OF the “40 some” of them I have !!!!!!!! I only use a few. Some have poor design and do not cut well. Live and learn.I have my collection of #45 on hold. I am searching for the proper technique to put nickel plating back on. (Oh yeah, I have 52 of these to play with)Nothing excites me more than seeing an old rusty plane at an auction sale, everyone ignoring it because how it looks, I am wetting my pants in anticipation,waiting to bid, knowing I can bring it back to life.
Some people spend money on beer.
Some people spend money on dining out.
Some people like the theatre.
All the above you wake up in morning and maybe have memories.
I wake up after buying a plane and have things.
-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"