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#1 posted 04-06-2011 04:32 AM

I forgot (seems to happen quite frequently to me these days) to include the following text in my Stanley No. 203 Block plane posting above and it is too late to edit it now:

The diminutive Stanley No. 203 Block plane was originally designed for use by schoolboys in woodworking classes. At 5 1/2” long it is the smallest Stanley adjustable Block plane and when my Woodworking teacher at Burnley Towneley school (England) in 1940, Mr. Lord, let me use one I was immediately taken with it. I enjoyed using it then, and I enjoy using No. 203 Block planes to this day, finding them very useful when making such things as small boxes, children’s toys, etc.


Stanley No. 203 Block plane

I wanted to include this exquisite little plane here out of sentiment and because of its historical significance to me.

James


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