Rain Plane Day, Causes A Small Sweet Pea Delay.

Stanley Scraper

Say that fast 3 times. Yesterday here at HQ the weather was very grey and wet, so I was able to do some small work, like knock out the boot stripe and start to clean the rub rails. And generally start to clean up and walk around in circles.

Got one rub rail done and boot stripe

I temporarily made some fake plastic brass letters. I want to find a real set, but for the winter and to get her back in the drink, this will have to do

AMAZING PAINT, And Customer Service!

But really the day was spent digging through some vintage wood planes I got in a estate sale type deal. And of course they make an awesome display and very cool to play with. And photograph…and do a story on… and hopefully comment on…

I made a display out of scrap cedar

Every style of design. Even tongue and groove match set.

Little works of art, that makes art.


9 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Those really are little works of art. I have never seen so many planes displayed in one place. Wherever you scored those it is quite a find.
    Are those pulley wheels on the top shelf?
    Sweet Pea looks great!

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    Lots of pully wheels found around the place, and yes, there are more planes in the office. The guy had a huge collection of saws which I missed out on. UGH.

  3. Frank@Falmouth
    Frank@Falmouth says:

    I can only imagine the work those planes must have experienced Great display. Quite a contrast to the bin of Dewalt cordless tools..

  4. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    Of all the woodworking shop tool that I own, my favorite ones are the planes. I own 4 different types. There’s just something so satisfying about pushing that blade into the wood, seeing delicate curls of wood being shaved off and stopping to check by hand if the surface is ready yet. Power tools are great time savers, but you can’t get the tactile feedback a hand tool offers.

    The old wood workers adage… it’s easy to take wood off, harder to put it back on.

  5. ART
    ART says:

    Wow what a collection, I’m jelly. Well actually I’m not, as I’m on the downslide and downsizing.
    I just sold most of my Panes…..except for one, a 1880s Stanley 113 circular Plane. This plane is a real piece of art and engineering. It can plane a curve up or down, convex or concave.

  6. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    That saw hanging with the Stanley scraper is an old school stair saw. Used for cutting the dado joint into the stair stringers. The depth of cut is adjustable and you just keep sawing until the blade stops cutting, then chisel out the scrap.

    Yeah a router would accomplish this too, but this saw gives you an aerobic workout.

  7. tom
    tom says:

    Nice collection of vintage tools, but what I really like is the much easier to read print in todays story and comments.

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