Stanley #66 Hand Beader

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by RS Woodworks posted 05-03-2013 02:08 AM 1684 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View RS Woodworks's profile

RS Woodworks

464 posts in 2069 days

05-03-2013 02:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley stanley 66 beader hand beader vintage tool

Here is another freshly restored tool. It is a vintage type 7, (1893 – 1899) #66 beading tool. It works much like a small scraper (similar to the #80) but uses a small beaded blade instead of a flat scraper. The fence allows you to reference off the edge of your work. Originally, this tool would have come with two fences, the straight one which I have, and a curved one as well (convex). I may just make my own curved one for those real tight inside curved pieces. It came with one original blade, but I bough a new set from St. James Bay Tool Co. I don’t know how I could have lived without this tool! I love it. The beading adds just such a nice touch to this project, and I’m sure I will start using it often. This is being used on birch, which will be the curved headboard and footboard of my kids beds.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

4 replies so far

View WadeHolloway's profile


68 posts in 912 days

#1 posted 05-03-2013 02:14 AM

Nice job, looks really good, looks like you did a great job restoring it.

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile (online now)


10828 posts in 1436 days

#2 posted 05-03-2013 02:14 AM

Gotta love the #66! I agree it puts a cool touch on pieces when used sparingly, and your headboard / footboard certainly look great.

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

View Brandon's profile


4145 posts in 1769 days

#3 posted 05-03-2013 02:26 AM

Lie-Nielsen sells a curved fence replacement part for their 66, which is based on the Stanley 66, so I think it should fit.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

View BrownDog's profile


9 posts in 1094 days

#4 posted 05-03-2013 03:53 PM

Nice job on the restoration and on the beading. These things are fun to use.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase