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Friends With Sites of Interest Due to Injury am not taking any more work.. I hope to add some new info soon.. So if Hand Planes is your thing you have come to the right place.. Tutorials on how to make it work better than when it was new.. The content is the methods of refinishing I use when I was refinishing planes a pay for service.. I must have done over hand planes over the last five years but sorry to say I no longer offer this service.. So you can read my web site and try it your self.. I got great satisfaction from bringing a plane destine for the scrap heap back to life..

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I have an old Stanley M flat soled spokeshave that works quite well and I wanted a vintage round bottom Stanley R to match. I had a few things in my upcoming project list that I knew would benefit from a round bottom spokeshave and in the Fall I had made my first ever venture into Harbor Freight. Yes I do still feel a bit dirtied by the visit. I picked up a couple clamps and some lathe chisels and got out of there… almost.

Old Tools Section. I have been collecting and using antique tools for about 10 years. I have a special interest in 19th century hand saws, especially those produced by the Harvey W. Peace company and the Vulcan Saw Works.

I actually prefer the socket design, as I believe they are more comfortable, to me the everlasting’s “feel” more like “butt chisels” than the ‘s or and of the 7 series. The best way to tell the , , and apart is this: Marked on the socket up by the handle in the lines one on top of the other: They have the Oak red lacquer handle. I have seen some with Oak clear finished handles.

These also have the oak red handle with the leather ring on the top. These are the exact same marking wise as the ‘s, except they are marked in the place of the obviously, they also have no marking on the blade. The main difference is that they are longer, and are Paring Chisels. Here is also where the clear coated oak handle comes from, these chisels both came with the clear coated oak handles, and when you see a 7 series with a clear handle I speculate it is a replacement taken from one of these 2 varieties.

I do not believe the 7 series was ever sold with clear coated handles, but I may be wrong. I cant say for sure. The Defiance chisels are garbage, the steel is inferior, you can tell these chisels because they are marked “defiance” made in usa on the socket by the handle in the same place as the ‘s I believe these are “defect” ‘s. They are marked in 3 lines on the socket like the , the difference being there is a “D” in place of the “no.

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Also interesting is that the catalog still lists single ended alligator type wrenches in 7 sizes from No 1 7. They are not listed in the catalog.. See additional information under the “A” in triangle logo notes. Herbrand Tools Catalog No 37 c. Logo also seen on Ford and other automobile service tools.

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What I want to know is how to identify different hand planes to know what I have and if they have any special uses. Much like grfrazee discusses in his answer I’m afraid there isn’t a good comprehensive site for all of these, so you’ll have to do some research on your own for some of the lesser-known makers. So that way if you see a plane you can get an idea of its purpose and know whether or not you need it in your collection.

Again, this list is not meant to be extensive as there are many other types and some specialty types. The webpage Patrick’s Blood and Gore covers them more then we ever could in this format. Block These planes are smaller in size Not to be confused with finger planes which are even smaller and many can be worked with one hand. They specialize in end grain. Jack Hopefully it is safe to say that this would be one of the most common plane type you will run into.

The “Jack of all trades” plane is what you would picture when you think of a plane. Metal ones should have a knob and a tote handle and the body would hide the plane iron inside as supposed to something like a rabbet plane.

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Life in the Village and beyond, based around the interests of my life. Sunset at Telegraph Point. A Small Review My old friend, Hans Brunner, has just released a new publication for hand tool enthusiasts, and for Stanley plane lovers and collectors. Stanley Planes – An Australian Guide to Identification and Value by Hans Brunner covers most Stanley planes, their manufacturing details and prices realised – as well as illustrative pictures of each plane discussed.

This has been fully revised and added to in this publication. Hans is very specific in pointing out from the opening remarks in this catalogue of planes, that he has written it to address the two most basic questions that people ask – what is it, and what is it worth?

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This came several years after the manufacture of Barber’s patent chuck and jaws, and two years after Amidon’s “Barber’s Improved” jaws made their appearance, empowering Millers Falls. Stanley didn’t have a chance, and wisely retreated from the brace business until they began buying brace companies in the early s. This history features the acquisition of the Bartholomew business in and then the Fray company in , leading to the development of an extensive line of braces that developed through the s and 30s.

Because my brace collection features pre patents, I’ve not been too interested in Stanley braces, except for those that have apparent rarity or unusual marks. For example, I own one ratchet brace that is a Stanley No. The brace has a sweetheart logo, dating it to the s. But unlike the usual No. Moreover, this brace has another mark that is unusual. I interpret this to be for the Western Union Telegraph Co. A number of these have passed through my hands.

Both of the ones pictured below have pre Stanley logos, and both have ebonized hardwood handles, rather than cocobolo.

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More often than not, when I need to perform a planing operation, I reach for my block plane. Block planes are the most popular hand plane sold as well as most useful. My collection of Stanley Planes. My two favorite block planes: One big plus for a carpenter is that this handy tool is small enough to fit in my tool belt! Stanley Tool Company recently sent me a Stanley No. When I told a contractor friend of mine that I was evaluating a Stanley No.

This type of tool steel is used for applications which involve extreme accuracy. A2 steel displays a good balance between hardness, toughness and longer edge retention which is an important requirement to me on a job site.

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Just do a search. Cheers Pat 31st Oct , Squizzy, thanks for the websites, but no joy. I have even emailed Stanley for their help?

The Hand Tool List It’s a great time to be a hand tool woodworker. There are a ton of great resources out there along with an increasing amount of options for tools.

Sun 1 January 2: Sources My primary recommendation for your research is this excellent series of articles at Wood and Shop. Next, I suggest watching videos of woodworkers on YouTube. You can see what kinds of tools they use in real projects. You can also see a great overview of common hand tool usage in this video from Mike Siemsen. Older tools were expensive at the time and were very well made, but are mostly cheap now.

Stanley tools establishes itself as a new subset of tool collecting

Stanley started making these planes in and made them until in the United States. Now for a definition. It is cast in two pieces. The upper casting has a nicely curved palm rest at the heel of the plane and the arch at the toe curves gracefully down to form the sole in front of the cutter. Stanley 75 Bull Nose Rabbet Plane, prototype from the Stanley Model Shop showing machined ways on the upper and lower castings There are narrow rabbets cast into the bottom surface of this portion of the plane that mate beautifully with the inside walls of the lower casting allowing the upper portion to move smoothly back and forth over the lower casting thereby allowing the user to regulate the mouth opening.

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Machine Registry An ongoing project of the VintageMachinery. The reason we want to document these machines it in order to create a rough timeline as to when a machine was made. Our theory is that if we can create a database of machines and their serial numbers, we can begin to look for the subtle changes made over the years as they improved their machinery which can be determined by old catalogs, ads and similar documentation.

Registry Stewards The Machine Registry is maintained by a group of volunteers, each of which has agreed to serve as a “Steward” of the registry for a particular manufacturer. If you do not see your manufacturer listed in the list below, it is because we do not currentely have a steward who has volunteered to catalog those numbers. If you would like to serve as a steward for a manufacturer not listed below, please contact the webmaster.

Submitting Machines to the Registry If you would like to add your machine to the Registry, we ask that you contact the appropiate steward based on the manufacturer e-mail links are provided below and provide them with at least the following basic information: This will allow us to link photos of the machine to the Regsitry as well as give the submitter an opportunity to give more about the machine than what is covered in the Registry.

Depending on the manufacturer and steward, you may be asked to provide more information than the above basics but at the very least, we need the above information. Current Machine Registry Manufacturers.

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