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06-04-2015 04:22 PM

Stanley #2 cap question - 21 replies

I came across this little gem and bought it. I think the cap is plated so I don’t want to do anything until I get expert advice ( you all ). Due to the condition do I take it down to the metal and leave it, do I clean it the best I can and leave it or do I paint it? Any advice on the type would be great too!!! Thanks in advance :)I guess h...

06-02-2015 02:30 AM

Bailey Stanley 4-1/2 confused - 7 replies

I bought this 4-1/2 and thought it was a type 15. After reading a few different plane typing guilds I’m not sure if I’m right, wrong or got some parts to a 4-1/2 all put together. The sole doesn’t have a patent #, has 4-1/2 in front of the tall knob and made in the USA behind the frog. The cap has a kidney shaped hole with very...

05-24-2015 04:37 AM

A couple questions on cleaning tarnish and bit braces - 12 replies

Hi guys, any ideas on a removing tarnish from old steel without abrasive type things? I don’t mind putting work into them, I just don’t want to scratch them up. The second question is on a bit brace which part do you measure to determine the size? Thanks in advance!

05-07-2015 11:32 PM

Help with hand plane ID please - 2 replies

This plane has no markings on it. The frog is part of the plane body. It had a Worth blade in it. It measures 9-1/2×2-3/8. Seems to be solid. Any info would be appreciated. Maybe even the time frame it was made. Thanks in advance!!

05-04-2015 02:27 PM

Any idea what this is? - 19 replies

Bought 6 boxes of hand tools and came across this. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!

01-13-2015 12:34 AM

#40 Stanley scrubber body. Free just pay shipping - 0 replies

Hi all, I have a Stanley #40 scrubber body only. I’m not sue if anyone’s interested or needs it. Just pay shipping and it’s yours. I would hate to toss it. Needs to be cleaned and there’s a hole in the toe. Thanks

01-13-2015 12:25 AM

Can anyone help with a date on Millers #2 drill? - 4 replies

Hi all, I’m trying to find out the date on this hand drill I was given. Any help is appreciated Thanks!

01-03-2015 03:06 AM

Epoxy finish issues - 2 replies

Hi you all, I just finished a live edge bar that’s going to be outside. I used west systems epoxy like I do on my spearguns and have issues this time that I’ve not before. First the epoxy has some sort of oily film I can’t seem to get rid of. Second lots of air bubbles. Lastly a milky look to different parts of it. Any ideas o...

11-15-2014 07:40 PM

Can anyone date or type this Stanley for me? - 12 replies


11-08-2014 10:11 PM

Completely baffle with this BF Haley plane - 3 replies

I found the plane in a old tool box I was given. I cleaned it up a bit and set it aside. So today I’m looking in there to see if I missed anything else besides some hand tools. Well I found this and it looks like it matches up with the plane. I can not find any pics of a complete BF Haley plane. See what you all think.

10-17-2014 11:22 PM

Any idea what brand this plane is? - 18 replies

Any idea on the brand or any other info? I can’t find any markings. Thanks, Angie

10-08-2014 03:12 AM

Harbor Freight dust collection - 14 replies

Any thoughts or opinions on Harbor Freights dust collector. Pros/cons anything that can help me make a decision. I’m looking at the HP vs price but if a little more expensive one with less HP would work better than that’s the route I’m going to take. Thanks in advance!Angie

10-03-2014 03:52 PM

Any idea of what these are? Acquired tools 2 - 18 replies

I found these in the tool box a friend gave me. I can’t find anything on the name. The other two do not have any markings but squeeze together. Thanks

10-02-2014 10:55 PM

Acquired some old hand tools and need advice - 7 replies

I was given an old tool box and hand tools that his dad used in the 50s. I’d like to restore them maybe to use or just display. I’ve never restored something like this and need help. One is a Bailey/Stanley no. 7, another is a Stanley no. 40 I believe, there’s a no. 51 spoke shave and a couple more that I’m not sure about...

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