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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #11: A home for my Stanley 45 Irons

03-11-2019 11:56 AM by Bill Berklich | 0 comments »

When we last saw our hero… (oops wrong story). Well still no substantive progress on the tool cabinet – waylaid by surgery/recovery and weather. Unheated garage is not conducive to cutting/fitting/gluing/finishing at 10F. I do need to get busy soon ‘cuz the house is going up for sale in a couple more weeks and packing has already started. But that is a another story. I have managed a few smaller projects over the past month or so on warmer days and with the heater going...

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Stanley 45 Combo Plane Overhaul #7: Does it Really Work???

02-25-2019 04:01 PM by HokieKen | 6 comments »

Well, I guess we know IT works. The plane has been around for over a century. The question was, could I make it work? I haven’t had any time to spend on this guy the past few weeks. All I have left to do is sharpen up the irons. But, I was making a small chisel stand to go on my workbench this past weekend and I needed to plow a groove in a piece of Cherry for the base. I was about to clear off the router table and set it up when it dawned on me that this was exactly the kind of...

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Stanley 45 Combo Plane Overhaul #5: Just some little bits...

01-29-2019 04:28 PM by HokieKen | 11 comments »

First, I’ll toss this in here. I should have included it with the other wood pieces in the last entry but I forgot. I kept the original Rosewood piece for the fence. It was kinda “gunky” and a little dried out but otherwise in good, solid shape. I used a plane and flattened out the faces which also exposed fresh wood then squared up the sides. Sanded up to 320 and it looked pretty good. I probably would have made a new fence to match the tote/knob but the piece of ...

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Stanley 45 Combo Plane Overhaul #4: New Tote and Knob

01-28-2019 02:36 PM by HokieKen | 20 comments »

I didn’t have a lot of time to spend with the #45 this weekend but I did carve out a couple of hours to make a new tote and handle :-) The original handle broke on me when I tried to drill out the pins that held it on. It was dry and cracked anyway so I would probably have replaced it regardless. And I just didn’t like the original knob at all. It’s just a ball: I did the tote first. There is a web in the cast body that the tote has to hug and flanges at top and bott...

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Stanley #45 #3: Stanley #45 Tote Removal

06-02-2016 12:43 AM by sfglass | 2 comments »

Tote removal on my Stanley #45.I scoured the interwebs and didn’t find anyone to point me in the right direction regarding removing the tote on my #45. My tote was in good condition but the plating on the frame is flaking off badly and rust has begun pitting the metal where the nickel has come off. I would not be happy with it in that condition and determined that sacrificing the tote, if it came to it, was a price I was reluctantly willing to pay.On the left side of my tote were two ex...

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Stanley #45 #2: Cutter screw and wheel removed all I lack is the Tote

05-25-2016 08:06 PM by sfglass | 0 comments »

As the title says I managed to remove the cutter screw and wheel.Gently tapped the pin that engages the knife from the screw then made a tool to push the “keeper Pin” up in the frame to allow the screw to pass through its opening in the frame.Apparently I have maxed out the upload limit on this blog so I will put a link to a drop box file I can share.https://www.dropbox.com/s/lx4jfgzo6k6cxwn/20160523_185234.jpg?dl=0 Still hoping someone has a #45 with the tote removed and can s...

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Stanley #45 #1: Aquisition to Present

05-25-2016 04:38 AM by sfglass | 3 comments »

Quite some time ago, fifteen years or better, I picked up a Stanley #45 Combination Plane. Back then I didn’t know anything about Combination planes. The only plane I owned at the time was a small block plane I bought from Sears in the late 70s. I don’t think I paid more than a couple of dollars for the #45, as it was completely seized up. I remember I could only get one of the many screws to turn at all. When I got it home I sprayed it down with wd-40, wrapped it in a towel an...

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How to Cut Half-Lap Dovetails with Hand Tools - at Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School

05-15-2014 12:46 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) I shot the above detailed Video of master joiner Bill Anderson at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Bill shows how to cut a half-lap dovetail joint that covers the bottom groove in dovetail boxes. This excellent joint not only looks amazing, but it hides your grooves! BTW, he used mahogany wood on this joint. View the original blog post here. Yes, this video is longer than my typical videos, but i...

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How to Use a Stanley 45 Combination Plane to Cut Grooves

05-10-2014 01:47 PM by WoodAndShop | 5 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) I shot the above Video at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School (original blog post is here). Bill Anderson shows how to properly use a Stanley 45 Combination Plane to cut a simple groove for use in a dovetail box or many other uses. Bill shows the basic parts of the combination plane and how to adjust them. You’ll learn how to hold the Stanley 45 combination plane to get a consistent groove, and how to avoid misshaped grooves...

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Fun with a Stanley #45 - #3: Tongue and Groove

03-18-2014 12:13 AM by Mosquito | 18 comments »

Using my Stanley #45 plane to cut tongue and groove. For the purpose of this example I am using a couple pieces of pine. I am using the 1/4” Tongue and Groove irons, and have the depth on the tongue iron set as deep as it can go. The Groove depth stop is set to match this depth once the tongue has been cut. The #45 is set up with the short rods as opposed to the long rods. There is nothing stopping a person from using the long rods, I just prefer to use the short ones when I ...

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