Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'stanley'

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Exploring vintage mitre boxes #1: Stanley’s first, a Traut patent mitre box

07-11-2021 04:54 AM by theoldfart | 6 comments »

I have been sending out some mitre boxes to folks and rather than leave them on their own to figure things out this seemed like a good way to start. This first box was developed and then patented by Justus A Traut in June of 1877. In the video I’ve dismantled the box and walk through reassembling and setting it up. There will be a few more videos added as time goes on. Here it is.

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My Woodworking Journey #5: Veritas Medium Router Plane - My First Premium Tool

05-07-2021 02:11 AM by Gerald Etto | 2 comments »

Since I started getting into hand tools, I’ve mostly bought used Stanley or Record panes from eBay. I got a lot of them at amazing prices, from as low as $9 for the Stanley #4 which worked beautifully. However, I noticed that some vintage / classic planes were getting really expensive, sometimes even more expensive than a Veritas or Lie Nielsen. I already had a Stanley 71 router plane, which I got in complete and proper condition. I restored it a little bit and made a nice box to hou...

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Tool Restorations #1: 10 dollar Stanley No. S5

10-11-2020 12:05 AM by Macksimist | 0 comments »

So, went to a garage sale the other day, gentleman had some woodworking tools. What was really nice about this guy was that he was just trying to get rid of stuff. I restore antiques on the side and do woodworking, so I tend to lean towards tools a lot, most of which I end up keeping and just using myself. So anyways, I couldn’t read the models on anything, but for ten bucks a plane, figured why not.’s getting there. :D And done finally!

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My Woodworking Journey #1: Having The Right Tool for The Job

10-05-2020 02:16 PM by Gerald Etto | 2 comments »

When I started woodworking as a hobby almost three years ago, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I started with a lathe, and invested a lot into chisels, grinders, chucks and other lathe tools. Then I wanted to learn flatwork. So I invested in a table saw, drill press, hand drills, random orbit sander and a belt sander. A lot of money spent, while not really getting anything back in terms of sales. The frustrating part of machine tools is accuracy. I soon realized, only hand tools...

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African Rosewood, Leadwood and Maple Workbench build #1: Workbench Base Finished

06-12-2020 09:14 AM by carrera4s | 2 comments »

I am busy building a split top Roubo workbench and have recently finished the base. The base is built from some left-over African Rosewood I had, while the top will be Hard Maple. The vices and sliding deadman will be made from Leadwood. Next up is installing some retractable castors and then the DIY screw for the leg and wagon vices. Stay tuned for those updates! Here are a few pictures of the process so far. Glue-up on the laminated legs: Squaring up the legs after lamina...

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Wall Hanging Plane Tray

05-04-2020 02:48 PM by carrera4s | 2 comments »

I recently built a wall hanging plane tray to store my hand planes on the wall. It has a bracket at the top and bottom to hold the plane. It simply slides in and drop down to stay in place. And simply lift up and out to remove. It’s made from shutterply backing board and African Rosewood off-cuts. The brackets are lined with suede leather to protect the paint / japanning. The empty slots are for planes that are still in the cupboard waiting to be restored. Stanleys and a Luban o...

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Stanley No 7 Handplane

09-04-2019 01:27 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Restored this Stanely No 7 View on YouTube

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #14: Stanley #45 Chest

06-08-2019 01:17 AM by Bill Berklich | 5 comments »

Like many LJ’ers I’ve felt the tug of vintage hand tools. I discovered and acquired a Stanley #45 almost complete for a very reasonable price and got it mostly cleaned and sharpened and it’s been laid out on a side bench. Finally found time to make a chest. I wanted to make a chest similar to the original ones with finger joints. So to get started I made a simple box joint jig. Then I thicknessed Red Oak stock to 1/2” for the sides/ends/top and I also th...

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Stanley 45 Combo Plane Overhaul #6: In the home stretch :-)

01-31-2019 03:12 PM by HokieKen | 27 comments »

I had a little bit of cleanup left to do. I put a couple of coats of Tru-Oil on the knob and tote. I also had the cam rest from CL810 that I hadn’t cleaned up yet. Before. After. Then there was the slitter which I hadn’t payed any attention to yet. I cleaned it up on some wet dry paper to remove some surface corrosion. It was pretty dull so out came the diamond plates. I quickly realized there was a lot of work to do on that little sucker and that it wasn’t a...

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Stanley 45 Combo Plane Overhaul #1: A new pretty :-)

01-23-2019 08:58 PM by HokieKen | 10 comments »

Recently I decided it would be beneficial to have a rabbet plane in the shop. I don’t generally buy tools unless I know they’ll get used. I’ve had several times recently I’ve had to set up the router table or a dado stack in the table saw to cut a single rabbet and thought “there has to be a more efficient way”. So I had almost settled on buying a rabbet plane but then decided to poke my head into the Stanley #45 thread here on Lumberjocks and see if may...

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