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refurbishing old tools #15: Stanley 95 and holdfasts

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Blog entry by Dave posted 04-13-2012 12:19 AM 4508 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: An old stick n rabbet Part 15 of refurbishing old tools series Part 16: A Tune-up on a Fore Plane »

I had bought a Stanley 95 and it was missing the cap screw. I searched the internet high and low to find one. There were none to be found. I had gone as far as New Zealand. Some of the LJ”S were taking screws from other style planes and letting me know if they would swap out. I couldn’t even find those screws. Thanks Smitty. A fellow LJ offered to get his brother to make me one. I sent the cap and BoxCarMarty returned it with a wonderful screw. Thanks, now I have a working 95 and the threads remained stock. That will help it hold the value. I sharpened the iron and gave it a spin.
Oh there was something else in the box as well…........

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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SamuelP

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#1 posted 04-13-2012 12:34 AM

Nice fix and a great gesture.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 04-13-2012 12:35 AM

Ah, so much fun you’re having, Super. Congrats on having the patience with that #95, it was rewarded! :-) Good times!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Dave

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#3 posted 04-13-2012 12:50 AM

Thank you Sam it was.
Smitty you were a great help with this. Another plane rescued. I love it.
I am having a lot of fun.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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boxcarmarty

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#4 posted 04-13-2012 12:50 AM

Glad I could help Dave. That’s what friends are for. I figured those holdfasts would get a good workout down there on your bench…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Dave

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#5 posted 04-13-2012 12:56 AM

Yep I even drug my girls out to the shop and showed them. The younger thought they were cool.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Roger

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#6 posted 04-13-2012 01:58 AM

very kool dave. some gr8 lookin stuff. luv the USA embossed on those holdfasts

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dave

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#7 posted 04-13-2012 02:06 AM

Me to Roger thanks.
Let us know when you unlock that project, we would all like to see it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#8 posted 04-13-2012 02:54 AM

Cool stuff Dave…..make sure safety cat is clear of them holdfasts…..nice job on the plane, learned something new today…..and that video editing is right out of Hollywood…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#9 posted 04-13-2012 03:10 AM

Jeff thank you. I will keep safety cat away from the holdfasts. That plane was worth waiting for. The sidewalls of my rabbets are the worst part. Now I have a new way to neaten them up.
Wait and see what I do while I am making the music box.
I still don’t have a good idea of the layout.
It will come.
Thanks for your time.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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stefang

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#10 posted 04-13-2012 08:26 AM

I’m seeing planes in action at your place that I didn’t even know existed Dave. Great stuff. Very nice of Marty to have that screw made for you and also the holdfasts gift. Your high quality handwork is very inspiring (especially if I were younger).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave

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#11 posted 04-13-2012 11:16 AM

Thanks Mike. That plane came to me, I did not go looking for it. I enjoy the handwork. Now I will use machines to do large jobs. I am thinking about a lunchbox planer. I have a huge stack of red oak that I don’t want to have to true up by hand.
Right now my mind is set on an anvil. This is not an easy task and not spend a small fortune. It will come.
Thank you for your time Mike.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#12 posted 04-13-2012 11:46 AM

very cool.

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

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StumpyNubs

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#13 posted 04-13-2012 01:13 PM

Sweet Harbor Freight pull saw! I have one of those!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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steliart

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#14 posted 04-13-2012 04:08 PM

Mmmmmm love that plane, nice video thanks man :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Dave

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#15 posted 04-13-2012 04:24 PM

Thanks Don as always.
Stumpy only you would find that. Its a good saw. Thanks
steliart thank you for the complement.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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