Stanley Handyman Plane Technical Drawing

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Forum topic by Tooch posted 05-20-2015 02:07 PM 776 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-20-2015 02:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question hand plane technical drawing dimensions stanley handyman cad

Does anyone have- or know where to find- a technical drawing for the various parts of a Stanley Handyman hand plane? I have a student who is trying to reverse engineer it for CAD class, and he is having difficulty with the red “Frog” piece that supports the blade.

Google searches haven’t produced much, so maybe someone with info for a parts distributor; or perhaps if someone still has an original owners manual (if they even came with one?)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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#1 posted 05-20-2015 02:21 PM

Does the student specifically need it for the Handyman line? Handyman was Stanley’s lower end line and because they are a lower quality plane some people distain them and there isn’t as much effort put into putting information about them online. It could be out there somewhere, but I bet your student would have more luck looking for technical drawings of Stanley’s regular hand plane line if that would be acceptable. Sorry I don’t have a link handy for you.

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 02:59 PM

No owner’s manual that included a technical drawing for the Handyman.

Stanley did put out Shop Notes – type cards, or drawings, meant for manual training classes, and there are a couple of those that show details of Stanley’s Bailey and Bedrock lines. Check ebay, there are folks selling them fairly regularly. I have one of each framed and hanging on the wall of my shop; I can post a pic of them tonight, they might help.

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#3 posted 05-20-2015 04:47 PM

awesome guys i’ll try looking into those options. The reason he needs it to be a handyman is because that’s the model that he is taking apart. Each part gets a separate 3D Model, and then they are assembled together, so if one part’s measurements are off they won’t fit together…. which is why we were looking for a technical illustrate to work off of.

Thanks again

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#4 posted 05-22-2015 11:00 PM

This sounds like a cool assignment.

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