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)



A rosewood jointer. Back in service.

I picked this rosewood jointer up at a flea market. It was missing the tote, wedge and blade. When a blade came along, i found a piece of maple and had at it.





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Spring Update

Here are a few things I’ve been working on. All of these are listed for sale. There are also several I’ve made in the past I’ve listed. I hope to add a milling machine to help with the builds.

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I’ve started an update for the build. The godaddy website builder has been giving me some problems so its not as far along as I’d like. Stop back, I’ll be updating it.


And as always, please join in on the discussions on the forum.

Metal’s in Some plane making to come.


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Still waiting on Spring 2015


The weather just doesn’t seem to want to break. I’m looking forward to some spring thaw.

I’ve posted a nice restorable Jointer for sale,

I know several have inquired about a jointer.




I picked up a nice Siegley #2  recently for my collection. I believe it’s a type 5. I plan to post on my website soon. I also picked up a Sargent #3411 in nice shape. This is a type 1. I resisted the Sargent Transitionals for as long as I could. They just seem to call my name.





Please join in the conversation on the tool forum. There are lots of woodworking sites to chose from, but very few dedicated to the collecting of vintage tools.

Thanks for looking


A #4 infill Smoother. Shop made

I built this out of a Stanley #4 base. The base was broke at the rear handle bolt. Its bedded at 55 degrees. It has a SW cutter.

The wood is locust (stained with ebony) and bloodwood.

The cap bolt is through the wood with 3 countersunk nuts on the back side. Don’t ask why 3, I don’t really know.

The finish is a quick coat of blo with a few hours to dry and a few coats of Shellac.

At this point I’d estimate I have about 12 hours into this project with the 2 days I have into it.

Thanks for looking.
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I’ve switched forum software for TimeTestedTools

Please join in the discussions.


Come on February.

Its 7 outside today. I kept stuffing wood in the stove in my shop but it didn’t seem to help. I did manage to get a couple planes done. Some for me, and some for sale.

Check the for sale items out.




And lets pray for some warmer weather!



Happy New Year


Happy New Year to all my friends. I hope 2015 bring you lots of prosperity AND lots of shop time.

A few new planes posted. My restore queue is getting low, and I’m looking forward to spring.

My FOR SALE page.


And please visit my web site often as well



A couple Stanley #5 jack planes to go!!

I hope everyone had a tremendous holiday and I hope you are looking forward to a New year.

I’ve added several planes since my last post. Take a look. Here is a preview.

My FOR SALE page.



Along with a nice #3 as found project smoother.

And if you missed the latest articles:

Author: Jay T

Hand Saw Restorations – How to bring back the detail of an etch

  • Author Don Wilwol

    Chaplin’s Improved Restoration

  • Have a great New years……..


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