Tool Cabinets #7: Stanley #45 and #55 got used today

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Blog entry by glideking posted 11-27-2017 07:27 AM 1218 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I don’t know if I should start a new blog entry or just keep commenting on my own post for updates on my tool cabinet.

I made this custom cutter for my 55 out of unhardened tool steel then oil quenched. It is typical for a window stool but nothing like it in the 100 cutters available from Stanley.

The #55 doing that asymmetrical thing that the #45 wishes it could do. The auxiliary center bottom came out of the box to do some work too.

The #45 doing what it likes to do. Plowed an angled grove no problem.

The stepped shelves installed per the Sketchup plans. It is great to see my design becoming real.

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#1 posted 11-27-2017 05:49 PM

New blog entries work just fine. Nice progress.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-27-2017 06:26 PM

Love the custom cutter, nice job! Almost makes me want a No. 55. Almost. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#3 posted 11-27-2017 07:55 PM

Really enjoying this blog and can’t wait to see it all come together

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