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Forum topic by saltfly posted 02-23-2017 09:49 PM 687 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2017 09:49 PM

Thats what I’ve always called packages with goods in it. I’ve called them that since my army days back in the 60’s and I know others have been calling them that long before me. But back to the present. I have a friend that lives where I lived till I retired. So because we share the same interests we look out for things that each needs. Well today I got a care package from him. And in it was a Stanley #80 scraper. Man I’m always a day late and a dollar short, when it came to finding a tool that Stanley made more then any other. My friend found one for me at a flea market. But also in the box was a little Stanley #140. Which he said it was given to him buy another friend but he couldn’t use it. So he ask if he could pass it on to a friend that could me. So I’m sure there are a number here that know all about them, but for those that don’t. Some call it a should plane others a tenoning plane but what ever you call it, its a neat little tool. Their made to use as a block plane or you can remove the side panel, so you can use it to fine tune rabbits or tenons. It is missing the removable side. But since I picked up a broken #5 for some parts I needed. I will just cut out a new side a make one. But here are a couple of pictures for those interested.

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#1 posted 02-24-2017 09:53 PM

You have a very nice friend! Post some pic’s of it after you get the side all made up.

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#2 posted 03-05-2017 12:04 AM

Yea he is a good friend. We are old friends of 40 years. I have the side plate made. Just have to locate and drill the pin holes then make two pins and press them in. Then some cleaning and some paint. I did sharpen the iron and try it out. She works good.

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#3 posted 03-09-2017 08:53 PM

Well for what its worth. Here is the side panel that I made for my Stanley #140. I still have some sanding to do, but its ready to use as is. I also still have to find a screw to the back boss to hold the back side of the panel on.

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#4 posted 03-09-2017 09:04 PM

Two of my favorite tools in my shop.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#5 posted 03-09-2017 09:15 PM

Chriss I can see why. I haven’t had these that long and like both already. Now if I can only learn to sharpen the #80 so I get that good burr on it. I keep ending up knocking it off.

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