A Jenny revival –The Stanley #37

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When she came to me, this was the condition.

(ref http://supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan4.htm#num37) The name "Jenny" is unique to this plane. Since this plane is slightly shorter than the metallic jack plane, a parallel naming was taken from the asses (donkies). "Jack" is a commonly used when referring to the male donkey, and "Jenny" is a name sometimes used for the female donkey. The jenny is smaller than the jack, hence the naming of the planes. All of this is really conjecture, but it sure provides some filler for an otherwise bland series of planes.

This plane also has the step in the wood, with the cast iron frame following the contour of the wood, though not as pronounced as the #35 and #36. This isn’t a very common plane, but Stanley saw fit to offer it for some 50 years.


A soak in some BLO


Watch the cracks and checks disappear. Semi-wet sand with BLO (Tru Oil works to). It needs to jell up. I let this set over night. And the first coats of tru-oil are put on after. They will be wet sanded until I’m happy with the hidden checks. A little planing and Scraping just to remove the gunk.








Made in Germany #2200 Block Plane

I picked this plane up in a flea market for $2 or $3. I bought it because I’d never seen one, and it was $2 or $3.

An little research lead me to Tillmanns & Maier in Velbert/Rhineland.

I found some info here, http://swingleydev.com/archive/get.php?message_id=149196&submit_thread=1

A lot of what I find is in German, so I can’t read it, but its possible these may have been in ported by Jordon.

I just wiped it down with some WD-40

An finished with a coat of Fluid Film



Any additional information would be appreciated.



A jointer worth a mention

I found this In a small barn on Antique Alley, rt 4 in NH. The owner, Charlie, is 89 years old. He’s still hitting Donnelly’s auctions.




For the weekend I came home with some cool stuff,



Some of it will be for sale soon. So keep an eye out or contact me if there is something of interest.

All I could say when I found it was, “This is so cool”.

A long ago infill made from 2 pieces of angle iron. A tree branch for a handle. The bottom has been screwed and then flattened. I had tot try it. Just a few strokes on the oil stone and away we went.


Its 27” long.




Happy Hunting!


A Brass Badged Sargent Made Craftsman #414C.

Here is a Brass Badged Sargent Made Craftsman #414C. I don’t normally restore Craftsman planes anymore. Not because they are not great users, they are, but because they usually have a low resale value. I don’t really know the value of this Brass Badged Sargent Made Craftsman #414C, its probably not extremely valuable, but it fits into my Sargent collection nicely.





Saving the #5!

Join the discussion at http://timetestedtools.forumchitchat.com/post/saving-the-5-7734964?pid=1289352214#post1289352214

I was looking through my broken plane pile for some inspiration. I came across a #5 with some issues.

I set it on the bench for a better look. There has to be a way to save it. A little comparison to a #604, and away we go.

A way to use the original thread even though I haven’t sprung for a tap and die yet.

I decided to leave it sandblasted and clear coated. I like the greyish “gunmetal” look”

— Master hand plane hoarder. – http://timetestedtools.com

August Update

Some new post in the Tools For Sale Section.

I’ve got a few more ready to be restored.

Here is a type 16ish? #5 ready to go. 


And a gorgeous type 11, tuned and spit shined.



And if your in the market for a smoother a type 16 4 and 4c.





There are several more, so please take a look see.

Summers ending here in the north east, so enjoy the rest of it.


A few Shop made smoothers.

 I posted these recently, https://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/tools-for-sale-2/

Tools For Sale

Contact Time Tested Tools to verify availability and order. I’ll invoice through PayPal


Small 7” wood bodied smoother $215 (OBO)

This plane is made from butternut and cherry with a hophornbeam sole pad. If you don’t know, hophornbeam is one of the hardest wood grown in the North East. I’ve known it as hardhack my whole life.

It’s 7” long and 2 7/8” wide and had a Hock 2” cutter and cap iron.

Finish is several coats of hand rubbed truoil.



Small 7 3/4” wood bodied smoother $215 (OBO)

This plane is made from rosewood and hophornbeam. If you don’t know, hophornbeam is one of the hardest wood grown in the North East. I’ve known it as hardhack my whole life.

It’s 7 3/4” long and 2 1/2” wide and had a Hock 1 1/2” cutter and cap iron.

Finish is several coats of hand rubbed truoil.


Small 8”” wood bodied smoother $195 (OBO)

This plane is made from oak and hophornbeam. If you don’t know, hophornbeam is one of the hardest wood grown in the North East. I’ve known it as hardhack my whole life.

It’s 8” long and 2 5/8” wide and had a Hock 1 3/4” cutter and cap iron.

Finish is several coats of hand rubbed truoil.


Lots of new Stuff



  • A  Stanley #3 1/2 type 19
  • A  Stanley #5 1/2 type 11
  • A  Stanley #6 price reduced
  • A couple of nice #5’s
  • Some new old stock #61 marking gauges.



And join the conversation about my new #711

Happy Hunting


July Update.

I’ve added a few plane to the for sale page

Please join the conversations on the forum. Some interesting stuff going on. Add your comments..

A type 18 Stanley #6 for sale



A couple nice #3’s





I’ve added a couple things to my collection, here is an original Leonard Bailey. (Yes I need a knob. If you stumble across one, please let me know)




And A nice Stanley Type 2 #4



Happy Hunting!!

Finally, a couple new restores.

I know its been a while, but I’ve finally found some time for some picking and restorations. Here are a couple nice users, all ready top go.

Listed on the For Sale page.

And please take a look at the new Transitional restoration. Hopefully you’ll find some good information you can use.

Stanley #4      $80   (my number 4-061615-1) type 11

  • Completely tuned and sharpened.
  • original knob and tote. Tote has been repaired. See photos. I added a strip of ash for some added contrast and a little extra support.
  • Knob was and tote has been refinished.
  • It looks like the previous owner may have refinished or repainted the japanning. 
  • The cutter is not a type 11, but it is in good shape and flattened and sharpened.



Stanley #5      $80  (my number 5-061715-2)     

  1. Completely tuned and sharpened.
  2. The base has been Stripped, sandblasted and refinished.
  3. Sharpened with a camber, ready to work as a jack.
  4. Original Rosewood  knob and tote (no cracks or repairs) note: The knob may actually be stained hardwood. Its hard to tell with the original finish still on it.
  5. with the frog adjuster screw
  6. Has a steel blade adjuster.
  7. steel knob and tote bolts (not brass nuts)



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