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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #28: The elusive #5 ½ T11 finally finds a home-Part 2

10-12-2014 04:12 PM by Brad | 9 comments »

In the last post, I completed the cleaning and tuning of the #5 ½. In this, Part 2, I cover three common repairs to the mangled tote. Most tote repairs are straight forward. However, I’ve found that replacing a beavertail is very tedious, exacting and time-consuming work. That’s why I’ve described it in detail below. Still, by bother? I have four reasons. 1. I’m a woodworker and there’s a deep satisfaction that comes from repairing my own tools.2. It can take a while to find a...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #27: The elusive #5 ½ T11 finally finds a home

10-12-2014 04:02 PM by Brad | 3 comments »

One snowy day, I found this while rummaging around a used tool store in downtown Denver. I was so gold-fever blinded by my desire to fill the #5 ½ hole in my collection, that I overlooked the fact that it had lived a hard life. And the fact that it wasn’t a Type 11, my chosen user collection “model.” The cold must have dulled my senses too, because when I got it home, I found this. Cracks don’t work for me. So the plane went back. The owner’s “we only give in store credit...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #22: A Problem-child Stanley Transitional #26

02-09-2014 05:33 PM by Brad | 6 comments »

While meandering through an antique store, something toolish and vintage wooed me into a stall. It was a Stanley #26 transitional jack plane. Not that there’s anything remarkable about them. But what set this one apart was its just-came-off-the-assembly-line looks. Even the tote and knob were intact with but one chip to show for its long life. Here’s what I brought home, $20.00 the poorer for it. It had no checks. And the Stanley logo dates it c. 1909-1912. So it fits rig...

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Destoration of a Stanley #80 Cabinet Scraper

02-01-2014 04:41 AM by Brad | 12 comments »

A couple of years ago, I was rummaging through a dusty box of vintage tools at an estate sale. My wish list at the time included a Stanley #80 cabinet scraper. I wanted something for wily-grained woods. That’s because my smoothing planes did as much tearing out as they did smoothing of those species. So when I saw this beauty, I dug deep in my pocket for the $3.00 dollars we agreed upon. It had a few peculiarities. Like this homemade “iron” that obviously came from an old sawpl...

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