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  1. Like the title says, has anyone restored a level? Looking at you, @steven newman and @Larry Buskirk... I needed a 4' level and got a group deal at auction yesterday. This 18" Sweetheart was one of them. If the logo goes along with the SW used on planes, this level would be dated around 1921-1922. It's rough, and likely not worth too much time to clean it up. But, has anyone restored one? Looking at the first pic, how does the vertical bubble get removed?
  2. KevTN

    Hand plane

    I was helping clean out my father-in-law garage(s). In the pile to take to the dump was this hand plane. I have tried to find out some info on it but very little. I know it is Stanley’s economy line. It is heavy, I know it is a ‘high angle’ style but that is about it. Thanks for looking..
  3. Rust Hunt on a Saturday....rain threatening ....Antique Mall 3 blocks from the house, and the Boss has sent me out to run a few errands...including buying a new roll of Blue "City" trash bags.....and..of course I hit that Mall...first. Backyard is shaping up... Metal framework is gone, most of the trash and old tarps or bagged up. That be the Neighborhood Yard Nazi's Garage, back there....her attempt to mow the yard got..rained out....too bad. I have to learn to NOT go up to the second floor of the Mall....but...I did spend about...$19 and change...on just 4 items....from a stall that has planes for OVER $65.. 3 out of 4...Square seems to be a Stanley? Compass turned out to be a Sept 24, 1889 Patent, from Starrett...Not sure about the calipers, yet.. As for the 4th? Rusty & Krusty, Stanley No. 116 Mitre Box.. THIS just MIGHT take a while There is supposed to be a scale on top, showing the degrees the box is set to... And a notched "pointer" in the inner ring...right.. Square did not require any work. Calipers are soaking in 3in1 oil...2 hands to make the arms even budge...no way to loosen nor lock it in place..The compass? and.. New Pencil. May see about a new pointer....funny looking bolt is not OEM...May try to make a new one? I did take the Mitre Box apart, last night....work in progress....all bolts and screws have been removed, and cleaned up. Just happen to have a backsaw to use with this Mitre Box.. As for those rusty things? Parts is parts...I did find a logo, though.. And, as for the bolts... A work in progress.... May start in again, this afternoon?
  4. In the process of building that box....had a bunch of resets on the Stanley #45 to do....mainly changing where the fence will be, and whether short or long rods were to be used....decided to make some things a bit..easier to do To change those rods...there are 4 thumbscrews to loosen, and tighten back up, with one too close the the handle area. They all needed a pair of needle nosed pliers to get them to ...move...look right under the wheel to adjust the depth of cut....so... I retired these two (FIRED!) and stashed them away...had a pair of slotted bolts to replace them....instead of pliers, I can just... Use something like this....like on the rest of the plane....which leaves these two... I don't have any to replace these two, they are a lot longer, and have pointed end. About all I could do was pull them both out, clean the crud in the threads, give the threads a drop (a SMALL one) of 3in1 oil, and run them back in....they work a little better,,,still need pliers, but these are easier to get to. Issue came up with the #12 cutter I had been using for 1/4" wide grooves....when I tried to level the grooves bottom with the router plane...the new Veritas 1/4" cutter would not fit in the 1/4" groove.. Measured the with of the Veritas...0.252"....the #12? 0.249" wide....could be a problem? Dug out the other 1/4" sized cutter I have for the #45 plane.. Only marking is a "T"...measured it....0.251" wide. needed a bit of sharpening, bevel was rounded a bit, back needed flattened....then, while the stones were handy, worked on the Veritas as well, had a chip-out in the edge. I also stoned both sides of the cutter to match the 0.251" reading I need.. "New" cutter in the #45 plane, and a fresh groove made....then tried the router plane for size... need a bit of wax, but it did slide right along...Router is set up like this, so it can travel along the jig. Went back to "normal setting" later.. When I had a bit more"elbow room".... Now I have to go shopping for fence bolts.....may just chase the threads and use NEW thumbscrews....IF I can point the edges to match Stanley's bolts.
  5. Anybody ever see this phenomenon? Same wood as other letters, same grain direction. Walnut for the back keep an eye on the l. What the heck happened? no. Same wood as other letters, same grain direction received_1829868993843337.mp4
  6. Well, the Christmas Gift Exchange list is out.....I have to find a present for my Grand daughter-in-law...... Bought about 25bft of Quarter Sawn Ash, today.... There are 11 boards in that stack..average width is just under 6"....all are around 3/4" thick. Hmmmmm, how about a Blanket/ Hope Chest build? Frame and panel? Or maybe a "6 board" style? been a while since I built a chest....maybe see what I can come up with? Give things about a week, or so...while the Single Brain Cell Sketch Up works things up into a "Plan" have to work around the snipes, though. grain looks decent enough....fellow did have a rack of these boards, so I might go back IF I need any more... Dovetailed corners? or, Tongue & Groove corners? Raised of flat panels....Bread board ends on a lid? Stay tuned..
  7. Guys, I need to improve the quality of blade for my Stanley #7, I've tried everything to fix the cap iron re-beveled it sharpened to not allow any light thru but the chips still get in between. Thinking of getting a set of Hock pieces was looking for input or/and a good place to buy. Best price quick shipping and so on. Thanks Pat
  8. From the depths of the "Dungeon Warehouse Basement" in Milwaukee Wisconsin, we have this "Poor Soul" of a Stanley Bailey No. 22 Smoothing Plane. This "Poor Soul" spent the last few years in the bottom drawer of a filing cabinet that was in the basement of a warehouse in Milwaukee that flooded 4 or 5 years ago. There were several planes in this drawer, and this one survived in the best condition. I did a little research, and found that Stanley made these planes from 1870-1943. I believe this one dates from the end years of production due to the Stanley Tools decal on the side of the wood sole. I couldn't quite make the decal out, but I believe this photo from ebay is what it's supposed to look like. As you can imagine having been submerged is going to make this one a bit of fun to bring back. I'm in the process now of trying to dry the Boxwood sole out without it totally splitting, etc. I found during my research, that this is not one of the popular "Collector" planes, but I'm going to give restoring it a go anyway. The price was right $0.00, so I won't lose anything trying. This will be my first attempt at restoring a hand plane, so I may as well start out with a good challenge. So any advice from the "Plane Experts" in going about saving this "Poor Soul" will be appreciated. Larry Old Woodworking Machinery Forum Host
  9. The Stanley No. 49 auger bit depth gauge, I can't even tell it's on the auger, it fits great and feels well balanced.
  10. I set it to an inch deep and drilled multiple holes in poplar, nice and clean, and the same depth, it just takes a little practice to see when it hits, because you really can't feel it hit.
  11. So over the course of the spring, summer & fall when I haven't been working on the lawn mowers, mowing/trimming the acreage, working on someone's vehicle or coordinating repairs while in a shop, transporting grandkids, attending grandkid's events, tending to other family matters and maybe the occasional nap, I'd squeeze in some small tool re-conditioning from my yard sale & flea finds...Thanks for looking... This came from a yard sale...got it tossed in with a 7-1/4" Skil saw & case...all for $5; Sorry no before pictures but the screw and rails had a fair amount of surface rust, but no pitting. The jaws had some rust on front and back faces and around the perimeter. I had cleaned once & waxed once, but with our humidity year-around, it rusted again, so, disassembled, de-rust, 4 coats gun blue on the rails, screw threads(probably black oxide originally?), black paint stick to touch up the jaws and three coats of Johnson's Paste Wax. The 6" adjustable square is my new one from H-F (I know, I know berate me if you must, but it's accurate and it works for me) Next up is an original Portalign...no before pics...the posts were pretty rusted as were the thumb screws. The aluminum was corroded too. Posts were cleaned on the grinder, brass wire wheel, progressively sandded with wet-cry and machine oil from 100g to 400g, then polished on the buffer; aluminum buffed with brass wire on a Dremel then polished on the buffer as were the thumb screws. Flea market find $1. Didn't need them, BUT....before pics... and after of the combo squares; sorry poor quality of picture...No I didn't transform the tri-square to an 8" combo square. Tri-square probably won't get much more. While digging through some of my "projects" I found the 8" blade, partially cleaned. I totally forgot I had ever bought it...it came with a bundle of machinist stuff I gave about $10 for. The head, I robbed from an old 6" aluminum blade combo sq hence the purchase of the new H-F 6". Blades are a little dull due to poor lighting and un-buffed coat of Johnson's. Top is a Stanley 46-222. Probably mid to late 80's; maybe a little newer? 8" marked Bates Mfg Co, Orange Mass; Bottom no name, only Made in USA Stanley 46-222 8" Bates Mfg. ??? Made in USA Again, not best pictures; with my phone, poor lighting etc. Craftsman 2" OD Outside Calipers; these were part of that machinist bundle circa 1940's??? just based on script. I had done a little cleaning on thee before the pics just to see the name. Legs, head and threads were pretty rusty but mostly surface rust. There is one small area of pitting on one leg face/ After Dremel work, polishing with with abrasive erasers, then polishing on buffing wheel. Picture is a bit dull, as I'm leaving a coat of Johnson's but did use 3-n-1 oil on threads & pivots. My storage method, includes wrapping in wax paper, sealing in sandwich or quart freezer bag including a desiccant bag. Grandkids earn rewards finding, saving desiccant bags. A 4"? divider, 2" ID calipers and 6" dividers. The first two belonged to my grand-father, then my dad. Forgot I had them. They were an old tool cabinet that belonged to both. I rarely get into or disturb anything inside that cabinet. The bottom set, I gave a quarter at lest years Covered Bridge Festival. One point had been broken and reground more or less. Same method on top & bottom two...Dremel, abrasive eraser's, then buff. I did attempt to re-blue the nut & threads. After the picture, I noticed some flash rust from the bluing, so rebuffed with the Dremel, another coat of wax, then 3-n-1 oil on threads & pivots, wax paper, sealed bag with desiccant. The middle dividers, I used the 6" brass wire wheel, abrasive erasers, the buffing wheel progressive to Red Rouge. I did re-blue the tension nut. Rewaxed and storage same as others. The plastic point protector sleeves are repurposed from Glow-in-the-Dark sticks of the grand-kids. Small inside calipers; Lufkin Rule Co Saginaw Mich. ~mid 40's? 6" dividers"; Sargent & Co New Haven,Conn ~50's?? 4" dividers; Goodell-Pratt Co Greenfield Mass...~mid 40's??? A pair of v-blocks but only one clamp; part of that machinist too bundle. No actual before pics but these were all rust. I couldn't get the clamp off one block until it had soaked 24 plus hours in Evap_O-Rust. doing that sometimes gives a "pickled" appearance on tool steel. You can't really feel it; I tried polishing & honing it away using progressive grits of wet or dry and oil, but it didn't help much for the time invested. The only marking is the name "Stan." stamped into the ends of the blocks. I don't think these are purchased, rather made in a tool room or perhaps part of an apprentice program. Very well done, but there are tool drags marks in the grooves, and file/grind marks in side the arch of the clamp. I've got a couple other pieces in process which also appear shop made. I noticed the flash rust after the pics, so "honed" again on my granite tile with wet or dry/oil, cleaned with Brake Cleaner, light coat of oil, wrapped in wax paper and sealed off in a bag...the block plane will be in it's own post eventually. Other similar projects are in the works. Thanks for looking.
  12. Found these at the Restore yesterday, Stamped 18 Eagle Square Mfg. South Shaftbury Vt. Body is 1.5" x 18" and the tongue is 1" x 12" $2.50 Just inch increments no framing scales, Clean & smooth, no pitting. A Stanley #61 Boxwood .5" x 24" rule Stanley rule & level co. Warranted New Britain Conn. USA Has two pins in place, one at the 7/17" mark & one at the 11.25" mark. $6.00 Clean but needs a little lube in the joints. Any info is appreciated.
  13. From the album: John Morris's Hand Tools

    Just a very handsome Stanley No. 40 I picked up. 9" long, heavy with a great feel. I'd love to complete it with a whole set. I'll be on the look out.
  14. Will the "real" Craftsman tools, please stand-up. Not surprising this dispute would surface sooner-than-later... Stanley sues Sears
  15. My trip to the Emerald City on Wednesday to get my haircut and other errands also resulted in a few detours. Even though my wife was home in bed suffering from her turn of 36 hours of demonic intestinal possession, I managed to get sidetracked. First stop after the ATM & haircut was at the "flea market warehouse." I've been going there for probably 12 or 13 years. Upon arriving I noted there were no cars in the parking spaces...further inspection, revealed a handwritten note taped to the door, Closed, Thank-you for your business over the years. Hmmm...that's a bummer...so I regrouped and hit a couple of Pawn Shops I hadn't been at for some time. The first (a regional chain) yielded a new layout so took me a while to scan the items. Several NIB H-F items priced at or up to 25% above what H-F sells the same item w/o a coupon and no free flashlight either. Most everything else was priced ridiculously high too...left there...on the the next shop. this one makes me a little nervous even during the daylight hours...a lot of stuff...most organized or should I say disorganized and displayed terrible and random at best. Again, most everything priced at or above new prices...looked at a few flat screen TV's for a second bedroom TV. Cheaper at Walmart with a warranty there...So, I walked back around opposite of my earlier path...in a locked glass display cabinet, not well lit area, on the bottom shelf, stacked with other non-valuable items, I noticed a couple of hand planes. One was a No 4 size, missing the lever cap, iron & chip breaker...nope don't need that. The other was a Stanley, #5...I asked the attendant if I could take a look at it...he retrieved the keys, unlocked the case and handed it to me...pretty decent looking plane...no price tag..."how much," I asked..."IDK" he said..."I'll ask"...after talking with the manager he came back $9.99...Me "Is that with tax?" Him, "No, 70 cents tax." Me, "I'll give you ten bucks for it", Him "OK." Handed him two $5's and headed to the door and my truck making sure no one was following me with an axe, sword or ball-bat. Anyways, the pictures you are about to see are actual footage taken in the safety of my drive-way on the tailgate of my truck. Warning, these pictures are of the plane after it was pulled from the bottom of that dark display case so if you have a weak stomach (like my wife and both grand-daughters before her did) you may want to grab a bucket lined with plastic shopping bags (like my wife and the grand-daughters were accustomed). I did stop and buy my wife some Ginger Ale before returning home. As always, thanks for looking. I'm still bummed out about the flea warehouse though. From everything I can surmise, it's a Type 16, circa 1933-1941 so Pre-WW II. It appears it is all original. The plane has been used over the years but not abused. The iron has been sharpened albeit not that well, but is reasonably sharp. The tote & knob are loose but intact, no cracks or damage other than the lacquer is flaking off. You can see the iron edge is straight but the bevel is not. Chip breaker lays flat across the iron. Nickle plating on the lever cap is a little pitted but not as bad I originally thought. Being the kidney shape hole helps to date it as a Type 16. The frog has some surface rust, but not bad at all. The iron adjusting bolt and knob are both brass. Thought I took a picture of them but guess not. It does have the frog adjusting screw. The "whale tail" lateral lever also helps date it. I do not see Stanley printed vertically. The iron appears consistent with a Type 16. So, another to my collection. I really didn't need another #5 but this is a first model post Sweetheart and being pre-war it needed a home. Looking forward rehabbing this one once it warms up enough so my tongue won't stick to it. So that's it...I'll let my wife know you asked if she's feeling better.
  16. Been a while since this was mentioned, so I thought I'd mention it again. I knew Patrick years ago when he was active on "old tools" mail list (predecessor of "forums") and how I'd waste my lunch time at work. Even before eBay drove up prices of old Stanleys, for a while. http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html
  17. Hi, new to this forum. Have been working on restoring hand tools and developing skills for a couple of years. Thought you might be interested in a project from last year. These Eleven Grooved Boxes are made, with the exception of preparing the original stock, entirely with hand tools. A big Stanley miter box, planes 4, 5 1/4, 18, two 45s, and a round side 606. Love them all.
  18. Some great information & pictures to help date Stanley planes by model numbers as well as resources for cleaning, sharpening and tuning planes. Also includes a brief history of Stanley Tool Works.
  19. Stumbled upon this site while researching a Victor smoothing plane. Lots of good information here about dating tools, restoration, etc.
  20. I had a little time yesterday after meeting my brother for lunch before I had to get back home. I hadn't been to Habitat for Humanity Restore for quite some time. Also stopped at the "Flea Market Warehouse" and one other small flea market...found these two "treasures" at H4H Restore. Spent a total of $1.39 including the tax. The blue sticker is discounted 20%. Always can use the "scotchbrite for something...Surform plane to turn quality lumber into chips faster thus saving time..."twin" for my 40+ y/o Craftsman version.
  21. oldwoodie


    Picked up a 408(I think is same as Stanley #4 ) Sargent hand plane that was clean, sharp and ready to go for $10.00. How bad did I do? My thinking is to sell all my Stanley Baileys and Baileys and use the lesser knowns for my work. I have some others like Dunlop, Craftsman, Buck Brothers, etc. I can pick up Stanley knockoffs with no name, and if it fits my hand, is well made, and is in good shape, I can always do all right. What do you say about my theory? Also, I turned down Wood Magazine's last offer because they shut down our community forum. I would not be surprised if they quit publishing it in the next few years if as many people are mad at them as I think they are. I was going to return their offer with this explanation as to why I decided to drop them after more than 20 years of subscriptions.
  22. So a week or so ago, I posted on a recent Craftsman Machinist combo square I added to my growing stable. As I noted then, I didn't need it, but it was $2 and needed a rust revival... Why didn't I really need it? Well... Sorry pictures aren't the greatest but I was (am still) fighting cold cooties. Before picture conditions for most of these appear in other threads, so I won't bore you here. Top one: Craftsman Machinist recently purchased; one below w/ red strap I bought a few weeks ago for ~$1; I thought was a a cheapo Taiwan since that's what the square head was labeled; it was missing the retaining bolt/nut/spring After some serious clean-up of the blade, turns out it was a mismatch; The blade is marked Made in U.S.A., No.1270 M F Co. (Millers-Falls)...sometimes a blind squirrel finds a nut too. Next two below top: 12" has been my go to for a long time; bought new ~1975; It's a John Deere made by Stanley; 6" is an Empire probably ~1977-78; bought new at Furrow Lumber Company; To their right: 18" is a Starrett blade; I think I gave a buck for it but was in pretty good condition after rust revival; the square head is ???; bought at flea market or yard sale for a buck or less; the center head bought at a flea market for a couple bucks if I remember correctly? It appears to have rust on the leg but must be a shadow b/c it's clean Two at bottom of picture: Black square head is Union Tool Co, Mass.; Gray square head, is a Corsair which eventually was bought by Empire; the second square head is unmarked, but was complete so I made a caliper of sorts Blue angle head: Stanley No.125. It was missing the retaining bolt/nut/spring but the darker blue Stanley square head to the right become a donor; The two holes in the blade and near the square head body are where the previous owner drilled and put in a couple screws after he lost/broke the bolts/nut; I gave a buck or two for it and maybe a buck for the two heads; The Stanley is well suited for rough carpentry and can be positioned to lay out studs 16" OC. One immediately below: It's an older Great Neck blade bought at a yard for a quarter maybe? The square head was later added: all the extra square heads have been purchased for a buck or less; The 4 pc set at the bottom: Is a Starrett Machinist; it belonged to my grand-father; My best guess it is from the late 1940's; It's been tucked away since early 1995 after my dad died; I started the refurb on it late last fall...still a ways to go. The square head nut is stowed away A little better view of the Starrett Almost forgot this one. A 6", no markings except Made in England; the blade is aluminum versus steel; it's got a couple waves in it, but hey for 50 cents... So did I need the Craftsman? But since I didn't have a Craftsman before, I suppose I did? Believe it or not, I've passed on several but they're usually too pricey...sometimes $3-$5 or more...will I buy more? If the price is right and the square head speaks to me. Maybe someday I'll get paroled from the National Weather Service and put on work release. Until then, this is the best I can do. Thanks for looking.
  23. Last weekend my wife and I celebrated our 41st anniversary and we did so by picking our way to Nashville and then a little more picking on the way home. I did take her out for a very nice dinner at Stone River Steak house in Franklin, TN so it wasn't all about picking and she likes it as much as I do. I didn't take pictures of her treasures, but she got quite a few deals. She like dishes and pottery. I found a variety of things a several different places along the way. So I found that Keen Kutter metal sign and most likely it is repo but it was a cool sign and I wanted to put it up in the shop. Tool signs are hard to find so I try to get them when I can. I also got the Screw and Bolt signs which are double sided. I ran across this one place that had a great collection of really nice tools. They were locked in a glass cabinet. I ask the person to unlock it and told her I was going to be looking in there for a while. She ask if she needed to get the mop to clean up the drool. I first got this nice Keen Kutter Sliding T Bevel square. It is metal and nickel plated. Just below the screw it has a patent date of Oct 29, 07 stamped. I also got this Lufkin No. 014 Caliper ruler. What I thought was really cool about it is the fact that they also put the Stanley number next to their number. Shows you how popular and big Stanley was even them. I have this same small caliper rule in the Stanley 136. I then pulled out this really nice Stanley No. 53 1/2 ruler. When I started college I wanted to be an Architect so this ruler was kind of neat to find. The No 53 1/2 was made from 1879 to 1942. The rule was beveled on the inside edges so the numbers would be close to the page. This ruler has the brass arched ends and brass joints and ends. The patina is really nice and it is very readable. I also saw this nice No. 66 1/2 boxwood ruler that was made from 1870 to 1957. What makes it special it is one of only three 3' four fold rulers to survive WW II. This one happens to be from the Sweet Heart era 1922 to 1935 so this one would have been Pre WW II. This one also had the brass arched ends. This one wasn't cleaned by someone. I have the Stanley No 36 Cast Iron level in the 18" and 12" and it was nice to find this one in the 6" size and all of the vials intact and working. Then I found this Stanley folding ruler with Green Ends. I had just been looking through one of my original Stanley catalogs a week earlier and saw this information on the Green End rulers. So when I saw this Stanley Green end folding ruler at a very cheap price in the cabinet I had to get it out and add to the collection. And then I found my real prize of this pick. I saw this really nice Stanley No. 98 and picked it up and checked it out. No cracks and the finish is in good condition. I had to include it, I just couldn't leave it there. They made these in right and left handed models. The No. 99 is the left side model. I am looking for one of those to add to the group and to make this complete by having a right and left model. This little plane was made from 1896 to 1942. This one appears to be a Type 1a which was made from 1905 to 1907. One of the things about this little plane is the knob is the same size and a perfect replacement if you need a knob for a Stanley No. 1 bench plane. The knob can be worth as much or more than the plane itself. So I have added a few more items to the latest display cabinet in the house. This is the ruler shelf. All of the catalogs are original catalogs and the oldest one is a Stanley 1914 catalog. So that was my anniversary weekend picking and we had the best time out with each other looking for those special treasures. Till next time.... Patriot Picking
  24. Do any of you guys know an easy way to sharpen the cutters on a #71?
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