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Looking for a Stanley #65 Low-Angle Block Plane

by shaver
posted 09-12-2013 02:41 PM


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 09-12-2013 02:43 PM

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#2 posted 09-12-2013 03:24 PM

Thanks Waho – Don doesn’t appear to have a Stanley #65, but he does have a lot of other nice planes for sale..

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#3 posted 09-12-2013 03:37 PM

Yes, #65 are pretty hard to find. I’ve only found one in the wild, and you can’t have it :-)

Send Dave a PM, he may have one.

If you look here you may find one of the other resellers has one. Ebay would be another option.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#4 posted 09-12-2013 07:40 PM

Thanks Don!

Found a few interesting things..

  • Roseantiquetools is a bit pricey – but fun to window shop :)
  • There is a Craftsman version of the #65 called the 3732 that I found a few of on ebay. I may pick up one if I can get it for ~$25
  • Perhaps a good buy link to add to your page Don: http://www.brasscityrecords.com/toolworks/new%20tools.html (can’t speak to their service, never bought from them)
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#5 posted 09-12-2013 07:42 PM

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#6 posted 09-12-2013 07:53 PM

That craftsman will work just as well.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#7 posted 09-12-2013 09:08 PM

The #65 is my favorite block plane (and I have 2 LNs). Mine has a hock blade in it. Keep up the hunt it is worth the effort.

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

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#8 posted 09-13-2013 12:52 AM

I added brasscityrecords. I can’t believe I didn’t have Walt on there. I need to get out to his shop one of these days.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#9 posted 09-13-2013 04:13 PM

+1 for Walt at Brass City. Walt’s a great guy and a lot of fun to talk with about old tools or rock ‘n roll music.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#10 posted 09-13-2013 10:07 PM

I have the Crafstman 3732. A nice plane. I believe it was made by Stanley, right? It’s basically a clone.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 09-13-2013 10:10 PM

BTW. That one on eBay doesn’t look too bad. Probably just needs a little spit and polish.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 09-15-2013 05:33 PM

I love my 3732. Although I did tear the mouth out a little, some careful filing fixed it. I read some place that if there is a D stamped under the number it came from MF for sears.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#13 posted 09-15-2013 06:00 PM

How about a skew block plane?

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/53299

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#14 posted 09-15-2013 06:25 PM

I got into a bidding war with 7 other bidders for a mint SW #18 on E bay the other day.

Lost the bid at the last second for 78.00. I was so bummed! I followed it for two weeks! .... Agh!

If you are in the market for a #65 as a collector, I was told to look for the one with #65 on the side and Stanley written on the adjustment knob.

609 – that’s a decent looking skew plane…one of my favorites. They sure get a good buck these days.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#15 posted 09-17-2013 12:30 AM

I should have a nice #65 listed in about a week.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#16 posted 09-17-2013 04:35 AM

let me look through my planes, i may have one laying around… lol

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#17 posted 09-17-2013 01:09 PM

I bought the new Stanley SW #65 low angle plane at Woodcraft – on sale – for my collection and was really surprised how HUGE and heavy it was compared to all the other block planes.

It was machined nice but the edges were sharp, it wasn’t ergonomic or should I say comfortable to hold and the round indentations seemed out of place and nowhere near as nice as the oval thumb indent on the older 65s I’m so familiar with.

The worst part is, the older and wiser gentleman at WC tried to persuade me to buy the Wood river instead but I was mesmerized by the SW insignia and a sucker for anything Stanley so I didn’t listen. Paid more for it too.

I’ve never used it, but it looks cool sitting on the shelf.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#18 posted 09-17-2013 06:04 PM

Mark – I feel your pain – check this out:

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#19 posted 09-17-2013 06:26 PM

I did, however, pick these up:

$30:

$40:

The top one is missing a mouth adjusting lever – not a biggie, I have one I can rob from a beat-up block plane.

Both need a little love; the bottom one was more of an impulse buy after I lost out on the nice pair for $70 – and after looking more closely at the pictures/description seems to have a minor ding in the sole – not sure I can flatten it out.

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#20 posted 09-23-2013 01:45 PM

Phew – was able to flatten the sole of the #18 out, no more ding (altho there is a tiny stress fracture at the corner of the mouth – oh well.) – I’ll post new pics of the sole when I get a second.

Still waiting for the #65 in the mail

waho6o9 – is the Stanley #140 a suitable rabbeting plane for general tenon cheek planing? Also, how the heck do you sharpen a skewed blade?

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#21 posted 09-23-2013 01:50 PM

I love my 140. I think that Veritas makes a skew blade jig for sharpenings. I went at it freehand and it was my first through third attempt. It took a little practice to keep the wrists “locked” but I finally got it dialed in and its my go to block for all kinds of tasks. Works great cross grain.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#22 posted 09-23-2013 02:05 PM

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/Side%20Sharpening%20and%20The%20Sharp%20Skate.html

An in depth look at sharpening skewed blades by Derek Cohen, a fellow LJer.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=65373&cat=1,41182,48942
Here’s another skewed block plane from Lee Valley.

I’m not sure how to answer your question on general tenon cheek planing and I won’t
misled you shaver so I’ll have to pass on that.

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#23 posted 09-23-2013 06:07 PM

I’m on the hunt for basic hand tools for some woodworking classes I’d like to take – I’m trying to take the frugal, yet quality approach (sometimes a hard combination to get)

For instance, I’m also looking for a shoulder plane.. I’ve looked at the stanley 92, but I hear everyone singing the praises of the LV large shoulder plane, so I may spring for that one, considering I’m looking at least $100 even for a vintage shoulder plane.

Glad to hear the #140 is pretty good, Chris – watching one on ebay :)

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#24 posted 09-23-2013 06:07 PM

Awesome, ty for the links, Waho

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#25 posted 09-23-2013 06:18 PM

Woo – nice description of the skewed registration jig for the veritas honing guide:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyEIV3VrdEY

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#26 posted 09-23-2013 06:22 PM

I second your thinking on the LV or LN Shoulder plane. Not thrilled with the Stanleys.

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

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#27 posted 09-25-2013 02:02 AM

#18 before:

#18 after:

#65 before:

#65 after:

They’re certainly not mint – but sharpened and taking nice shavings (to be honest, I’d feel bad about using a mint #18 or #65)

The 65 had some serious rust pitting on the sole I had to lap out, I took off a lot of metal- and I didn’t get all of it as you can see from the last pic :(

Now onto find a shoulder plane!

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#28 posted 09-25-2013 01:41 PM

For a shoulder plane, its hard to beat the value of Lee Valley.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#29 posted 09-25-2013 02:41 PM

I’ve heard that at least initially, going bigger is better – which has me focusing on this plane:

Any thoughts on Medium vs Large LV? (has anyone used both?)

-Drew

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#30 posted 09-25-2013 02:59 PM

Here is Alf's review of the medium

http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1827%22

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

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#31 posted 09-25-2013 06:20 PM

Hmm – how high should I go on this auction?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290980500865?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648

I’m a little concerned I can’t see the sole – that, and the rear set screw seems to be missing.

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#32 posted 09-25-2013 06:31 PM

Save your money Shaver, there’s better deals out there, IMHO

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#33 posted 09-25-2013 06:50 PM

hmm.. another one I could go for might be the Sargent 507 – any advantage of going for a skewed blade instead of the straight blade?

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#34 posted 09-25-2013 09:20 PM

The 140 sold. Look at the millers falls 07 too. I saw a nice one of those recently. $52 for a 140 is a pretty good deal. They often go for over $100. Set screw would not bother me. I agree they probably would have gotten more for it if they showed a photo of a clean mouth.

This is a rabbet plane as well. The side comes off. Note Patrick’s lead off for it in the B&G site description.

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan12.htm#num140

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

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#35 posted 09-26-2013 12:31 AM

(I bought the 140.. sorry, Waho – couldn’t resist!)

I was a bit concerned after I bought it.. thanks for putting me at ease, Wayne :)

Took a little risk – when I get it, I’ll post a pic of the sole/mouth – we’ll see how it looks (cross fingers)
- assuming I get it at all, sellers with 0 feedback concern me.

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#36 posted 09-26-2013 04:21 AM

If you need parts for some reason, this seller usually has a good selection of stuff..

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&item=171117999185&_osacat=0&_ssn=nhplaneparts&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.X140&_nkw=140&_sacat=0&_from=R40

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

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