Collector Project As My Journey Into Woodworking Continues I Find Myself Reaching More And More For Hand Tools Hand Planes In Particular To Achieve That Exact Fitting Of Parts And Or Surfacing Of Panels
Collector project as my journey into woodworking continues i find myself reaching more and more for hand tools hand planes in particular to achieve that exact fitting of parts and or surfacing of panels is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by andy with ID 14106633240 was uploaded on 27-02-2019 and has been viewed 93,229 times.
Restoring Hand Planes Lead Photo: Restored 1889 Stanley handplane; Illustration courtesy of Stanley Tools If money were no object, I would simply call up Lie Nielsen and order one of everything in their catalogue.
Since that is not an option, I have taken to buying old hand planes and restoring them.I recently bought a 114-year-old Stanley #5, a 99-year-old #4 and a 76-year-old #3.I bought all three on Ebay and after paying in US dollars, including shipping; the cost was on average $50 Canadian per plane.
I paid a little more than was necessary because I bought planes that had intact handles and were well presented (with several clear photographs).That way I knew what I was buying.If you don't know anything about hand planes, buying them on Ebay can be an expensive way to learn.
One of the best books out there on how to identify and date old Stanleys is: 'Antique & Collectible STANLEY TOOLS Guide to Identity & Value', by John Walter (tel.1-740-373-9973) (ISBN 18789110105).Here are some very simple rules to follow when looking to purchase an old Stanley hand plane.
Look for a keyhole-shaped hole in the lever cap.That indicates it is a type 15 or earlier...