Category Archives: Planes

A Few More Tools

Over the last week and a half I’ve picked up a few more tools. These weren’t found; they were purchased. Two were picked up from a gentleman Mike Siemsen introduced me to, Matt Amundson, who lives a couple hours down … Continue reading

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Block Plane of an unknown make

Here’s another tool that was found in an outbuilding, half buried in dirt on the floor. Can you identify this block plane? I think it might be a Winchester No. 3086, but I’m not sure. It measures 7″ long and … Continue reading

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The Race Is On

Got around today to adding a shoulder plane to my tool collection. I chose to go with the large plane with a 1 1/4″ wide blade. There’s an argument made by Chris Schwarz in The Anarchist’s Tool Chest that a … Continue reading

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Beading Beginnings

Inspired by Bill over at The Slightly Confused Woodworker, this morning I put some sheet abrasive on a piece of dowel, did my best to sharpen my beading plane up, and gave it a try on a piece of scrap … Continue reading

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Dados on the 45

Any time I can put a 115 year old tool to good use, it’s a good day in my shop. Love it when I get to use my Stanley 45.

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Putting No. 4 Through its Paces

Unfortunately I don’t think the photo does it proper service, but I’ve been giving my new No. 4 smoothing plane a workout tonight. Still using the stock blade, and I bet I could make it a little sharper. I’ll probably … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Look what I got this year from my Dad: It’s a Stanley No. 4 smoothing plane, in excellent shape. After some investigating online, I believe it is a Type 18, which were manufactured between 1946 and 1947. I don’t have … Continue reading

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