Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'stanley bailey'

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Hand Tool Finds #1: Introduction and Luck at an Antique Store

12-27-2018 01:25 PM by Beats85 | 3 comments »

Long time lurker, first time poster here. A little over a year ago I enlisted the help of my brother in-law to make a jewelry box for my daughter. I have been a tinkerer for a long time but that was my first serious wood working project. I got bit by the woodworking bug hard and have been learning and doing as much as I can since. Partly out of space constraints, but also because of the appeal of the “old ways” I’ve decided for now to be a completely hand tool woodworker. One day I’d lik...

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #4: Parallel face and edge

09-15-2018 12:20 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

After establishing the reference face and edge, I use my marking gauge to mark the board thickness using the reference face as the guide. Once I have marked all four sides, I use my jack plane, jointer plane and smoothing plane to bring down the rough surface of the board to my marking lines. Then, I repeat the step for the board width using the reference edge as the guide. Once finished the board was perfectly square. (as perfect as necessary at least). If you would like to watch my video...

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #3: Reference Edge

09-13-2018 01:48 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Now that the reference face is established we move on to the reference edge. I first visualize the low and high spots and using my jack plane begin to bring down the high spots to meet the low spots. Once the edge is fairly flat, I check for flatness using my reference. Once flat, I turn my attention to assuring I have a 90 degree edge. Using a combination of the jack plane, jointers plane and smoothing plane I fine tune the edge until it is flat and square to the reference face. I mark the e...

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Restoring a Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane #1: Patient Intake

07-24-2013 08:49 PM by MrFid | 8 comments »

First blog entry on LJs. I have restored two other planes before this one (both Bailey No. 5s… one for use as a jack, one for use as a scrub), but this one will definitely be the best documented. Here goes. FYI I am done with this restoration and will be adding entries in chronological order as time permits. Truthfully, I’ll try to sneak in an entry between entertaining my 7-month-old. While browsing the Craiger, I came across a sale for a bunch of stuff (none of which I ne...

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The old time woodshop journals #7: Hidden handplane fortunes (Not going broke for shavings)

06-15-2012 09:49 PM by jjw5858 | 9 comments »

This particular blog goes out to the beginner woodoworking enthusiast as well as the experienced handplane guru who just enjoys looking at planes.I would fall in between the two catagories and more on the beginner end myself by far….lol. But this is something I mostly hope beginning wood workers that want to start building their own handtool kit will see and read. One handplane need not cost $200 dollars and up folks….lol. Lie Nielson makes top shelf tools no denying it…....

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The wonderful madness of Stanley handplanes

03-01-2012 12:47 AM by jjw5858 | 8 comments »

Ahh…... the sweet sounds of thin shavings tearing in perfect rhythm…...followed by more shavings….lol. What is it that we love about these old Stanley planes? Here is just a wonderful foursome I was lucky enough to obtain in the last few months via auction From top to bottom #3 two #4’s…(I know…the madness!) and this boss 4 1/2!Out of the four one needed a little TLC the 4 1/2…..and 3 of four needed a light honing on the stones. ...

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