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jm540

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02-21-2009 05:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question humor resource tip carving tool planer chisel router blade jointer plane sander shaping milling carving finishing refurbishing veneering joining sanding sharpening woodburning

I have stanley buckbros craftsmen no 6 c bench jack 9 91/2 55
I dont know the numbers on the buck or the craftsmen but I’ll get u’m

I want a big jointer, a router, a shoulder, a rabit, and a high angle scraper type?
(my 55 is supposed to do the middle 2 I just haven’t found the office max ez button on it yet. I am sure it is there that thing has every other knob,screw and lever ever invented)

I think everyone should have a no 9 1/2 the handiest critter you can stick in your pocket.

-- jay Rambling on and on again


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kiwi1969

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#1 posted 02-21-2009 06:17 AM

I have a new stanley #5 and#3, only the#5 is imported here now. A Rolson rabbett plane which is a copy of a record I think. An new english made stanley block plane. I,m currently making my own plough and “old womans tooth” router based on some plans from the 1920,s. No jointers available here but maybe I can get something in chinatown .
Anant doesn,t import here so maybe that could be a business oportunity for me, they make a copy of the 45 but don,t know much about it. My plan is to make a full compliment of planes myself and use the manufactured ones as sinkers on some fishing line, but they will do the job for now.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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ChicoWoodnut

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#2 posted 02-21-2009 06:38 AM

Here are the ones I use.

A Number 4

A Number 5

A Number 7

A 9 1/2

A Sergent block plane

and a 78.

Plus these wooden planes that I only look at :D

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Francisco Luna

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 06:40 AM

The selection of planes depends the type of work the person do.
The more planes I have,the more planes I want…
My Arsenal is:
Veritas Bevel Up Jointer
Veritas Scrub Plane
Record “Stay-Set” No.5 Jack
Record “Stay-Set” No.4 Smoother
Record “Stay-Set” No.3 Smoother
Veritas Low Angle Block Plane
Stanley Low Angle Block Plane

I want some day to build my own planes, Infill type planes, that’s my dream.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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Francisco Luna

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#4 posted 02-21-2009 06:51 AM

S-W-E-E-T!!!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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ChicoWoodnut

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#5 posted 02-21-2009 06:53 AM

Hah!

Show off!

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#6 posted 02-21-2009 06:55 AM

LOL

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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jm540

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#7 posted 02-21-2009 08:51 AM

Doubthead must have a real job I really want a rabit/shoulder whats the best modles not versal or nielson or barret for free+ any suggestions

as for the 55 I think I am close to finding the easy botton after getting it three weeks a go I have pulled it out twice looked at it turned knobs (insert chimp scratching head here) and read reread and reread the first 3 pages of the manual until I comprehend them now I just have to find the knurled nut marked a, the screws marked c,f,d, the right fence adjustment, the cam stock support, tha aux fence, the unnecisarry stop, excess over lever, the it just looked shiney but take it off thing and I can cut something. but there are no labels.

OHHHHHHHHH. I have to pick one of 55 cutters. I got it now just reajuust the spincter oskate to colaborate with the p36 space modulator and you can test cut the board to check the quadrant of the flux copasitor. It then opens up and there is a box with a 3hp router and 300 bits. then it will work

-- jay Rambling on and on again

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#8 posted 02-21-2009 04:55 PM

I’ve owned a few shoulder planes. I just have the big Record now. L-N
copied it and I think the copy is a better plane. With shoulder planes
it’s about weight – the heavier planes can take cleaner cuts without chatter.

You can trim shoulders with any rabbet plane – a no. 78 will do – but you
would have to be more skillful to get very good results without having the
right tool for the job, a real shoulder plane.

These days I have about a dozen planes I think, down from more than
30 when I was more active as a furniture maker and plane afficionado.

I do most work with a no. 4 and a no. 5. I have a few of each, set up
for different types of work generally. Final smoothing, end grain and fitting
parts I usually use a L-N bronze no.4.

I seldom use a block plane. I like more mass.

I have a wooden 26” long jointer I made myself. Works good but the
sole needs tuning every couple of years or so.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Francisco Luna

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#9 posted 02-21-2009 05:15 PM

There is an interesting article by Garrett Hack at a special issue of Fine Woodworking magazine, “Hand Tool Skiils”: “8 Handplanes You can’t live withouth”, this is his list:
1.Bench Plane: Bedrock # 604 shown
2.Low Angle Block Plane: Lie NIelsen LA Block Plane shown
3.Jointer: Bedrock No.607 shown
4.Shoulder Plane: an old Stanley No.93 shown
5.Smoothing Plane: Lie Nielsen 41/2 shown
6.Spokeshave: Stanley 53 shown
7.A second Block plane: Lie Nielsen Apron Plane shown
8.Small Router Plane: An Old Stanley No.271 Shown.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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jm540

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#10 posted 02-21-2009 05:35 PM

loren if you need to thin back anymore I’ll send you my address

-- jay Rambling on and on again

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#11 posted 02-21-2009 09:08 PM

My collection is small, but get alot of use.
1. cheapy buck bros low angle block plane
2. #4 Victor
3. #78 Stanley Sweetheart rabbet plane
4. 30’s era #7 Stanley

The #7, my newest plane, I just refurbished, and made new handles for.
Photobucket

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#12 posted 02-21-2009 09:45 PM

I have a Stanley low angle block plane and a Dunlop #5. I of course want everything else.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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jm540

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#13 posted 02-22-2009 04:52 AM

those handles are great what are they

-- jay Rambling on and on again

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cylis007

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#14 posted 02-22-2009 05:36 AM

I just began my collection(addiction). I have “collected” Stanleys #4,5,6,7, 60 1/2, and 93. If I wasn’t doing my work bench with just hand tools, I wouldn’t have bought the #6. I would have put off buying a #7 for a little while, also. I must add that I bought these used and have spent hours refurbing each one. Eventhough it’s a great learning experience, I will be shopping the L-N and Veritas lines in the future.

-- A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. ~Benjamin Franklin

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8iowa

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#15 posted 02-22-2009 06:44 AM

Last year I started with a new Clifton #5 Jack Plane, and then added an Anant Kamal #4. I just finished flattening the soles and sharpening the blades on a new Stanley 60 1/2 low angle block plane, and vintage #4 and #5 Stanley/Bailey planes that I had recently found at an Antique store.

When I get back up to the Upper Peninsula, I have a Stanley/Bailey #6 fore plane, and a #4 Stanley/Bailey smoothing plane that have been waiting patiently all winter to be re-furbed.

I’m looking for a #7 jointer plane. However I don’t intend to be a collector. These are tools that are going to be put to work.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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