Photos Stanley Axes, Hatchets, Tools - Show & Tell

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Miller '72, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I've used a small Stanley block plane like that many times to fix doors. Sometimes a building will settle unevenly and the hinge side of a door frame will drop lower than the latch side. When this happens the latch side will rub on the header.

    The low angle of these block planes work well on both the stile (cross-grain cut) and rail (with grain cut). I wedge the door in a convenient position and work from the latch edge toward the center to avoid chipping the veneer. I start by beveling the two sides, again to protect the veneer. Hold the plane at a 45° angle to the door corner and skewed up, yet again to protect the veneer. Once the veneer has been beveled then work the center down. The front edge can be worked down starting each corner and working in. Never let the plane exit over an end corner or it will tear the veneer. With a razor sharp plane it's pretty quick to remove 1/16" to 1/8" off the top of a door. Usually you could feather it out over 8-12 inches and that would get the door closing right. Then you might take the bevel back further just to give the illusion of an even reveal all across the top of the door.

    Power planes are faster but they are noisy and they throw dust everywhere. And they are more likely to chip the veneer.
     
  2. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    Found this thread deep back at page 11 ;)

    I have recently brought home several more Stanley pieces, this one in particular I am pretty excited to include...

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    With blade guard and yes...new replacement blades still stored inside:cool:
     
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  3. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    That's the real score. They don't come sharp like they used to and they don't hold an edge any more. Back in the 80's and early 90's Stanley still made good blades here in the USA. I used to touch them up with the pocket stone I kept in my nail bags. A blade would last for weeks.
     
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  4. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    This was my Grandfather’s, Stanley Handyman #4 plane. (1204?-1205?)
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  5. A17

    A17

    Jan 9, 2018
    #5, I think.
     
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  6. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    I wonder if it’s a #5 plane with a #4 blade?
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  7. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
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    This great #59 dowling jig also came with this weekends treasure. Just a little scrub at that surface rust...:thumbsup:
     
  8. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    There is this guy too I almost overlooked...

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  9. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    FWIW the blades on my #4 & #5 Bailey's are the same.


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  10. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    I could not pass this little fella up. Looks practically brand new. Went right from the big national meeting swag bag, to the suitcase, to the desk drawer and now me.

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  11. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Little cutie!
     
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  12. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    These were my dads:

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    How old are they? Well, I don't really know. Dad had them for as long as I can remember. My best guess is that he got them after WWII ended when he came home from the South Pacific. I don't really want to divulge my age, but mom and dad did not waste any time popping me in the oven after he got home.;)

    Bob
     
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  13. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    Thank you Bob.
    It's always a pleasure to share in the tools of someone's dad, grandad, mom; tools simply handed down in ones family.
    More special that you still have and use when needed.
    :):cool:
     
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  14. Curt Hal

    Curt Hal

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    Jul 8, 2014
    6050D841-DB24-49E4-9AC8-0E4A01B77212.jpeg F16A6426-4FA1-47EC-A60C-D28BF8945D45.jpeg Stanley 4 lb Jersey pattern.
     
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  15. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Got this Stanley SW 246 yesterday with a Disston 26x4 saw. The lady that I got it from said her father got it in the 1920's when he built their family home.

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    Bob
     
  16. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    That's beautiful! A really nice find.
     
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  17. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    That is beautiful Bob. A great find and great history. Its lucky to have found it's new home.
    I love the bold etch still remaining on your 26" saw.
    Oh what a beauty sir!
     
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  18. Downwindtracker2

    Downwindtracker2

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    Mar 20, 2019
    That mitre box is a serious find. Imagine packing a sliding compound miter saw into the back of your car. That one is the second most lusted after model. BTW

    When you see the sweetheart brand, it was only used for a few years so it an easy way to date.
     
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  19. Old Axeman

    Old Axeman Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 10, 2015
    Miller-- your post of the Stanley 299 utility knife brought back a memory. I have a very similar 199. Stanley used to call them Razor Blade Knives and advertise them for use as Fibre Board Tools. But in the trades, at least 50+ years ago, they were referred to as "Gyp Knife" by the old carpenters. As in Gypsum board, one of the uses they were designed for.
     
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  20. Astrogator

    Astrogator

    276
    Mar 19, 2012
    Can anyone give me information on a Stanley No. 73-10inch Brace made in England that I recently acquired for the princely sum of about 7 US Dollars.
    The Brace is complete and in good condition only the wooden parts have lost the black paint.
    I would specifically like to know approximately when the brace was made and if it was considered a good tool for its time.
    I am unfortunately unable to post a picture.
    Many thanks.
     
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