Hand Plane References

 

A newer version will be found here.

 

NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with any of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, Its not a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own.

General:
The mother of all Stanley information http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~alf/en/antique-tool-faq.txt Antique Tools FAQ (as of 11/97)
http://www.handplane.com/
https://home.comcast.net/~stanleyplanes/planes101/planes101.htm
https://home.comcast.net/~stanleyplanes/planes101/planes101.htm
http://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/WoodHowTo/INDEXHowTo.htm
Millers Falls here—http://oldtoolheaven.com/bench/bench.htm
http://www.hyperkitten.com/tools/stanleybenchplane/
Learn to use the plane at his blog—- http://www.logancabinetshoppe.com
The Hardware Companies Kollectors Klub – http://www.thckk.org/history.htm
Find the plane manufacturer by lever adjustmenthttp://www.brasscityrecords.com/toolworks/graphics/plane%20id.html
http://www.shop.roseantiquetools.net/408a-Stanley-39-3-4-Dado-Plane-408a.htm”:http://www.shop.roseantiquetools.net/408a-Stanley-39-3-4-Dado-Plane-408a.htm
flatten the soles of planes http://www.tablesawtom.com

WayneC also has a set of really good reference sites.

Other Reference Sites
http://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/WoodHowTo/INDEXHowTo.htm

Refinishing:
http://www.majorpanic.com/SlideShow.htm
https://home.comcast.net/~rexmill/planes101/japanning/japanning.htm

Plane Parts:
http://stjamesbaytoolco.com/
http://antique-used-tools.com/
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/search.aspx?find=stanley+plane+parts
http://www.stanleytoolparts.com/planes.html

Restoration:
http://lumberjocks.com/WayneC/blog/series/40
http://lumberjocks.com/Dcase/blog/series/3462
http://www.majorpanic.com/handplane
restor1.htm
WKFinetools

Engraving
http://www.catharinekennedy.com/
http://www.toolengraver.com/
www.cajunhandplanes.com

Dating References:
Rexmills type Study
antique-used-tools.com frog comparison
Plane dating flow chart
Brass City quick plane ID
http://primeshop.com/access/woodwork/stanleyplane/DataMisc.htm

Sharpening
Rexmills sharpening
WayneC resources
Scrub Plane Iron Cambering
antiquetools.com A Guide to sharpening

Antiques tools for sale and Auctions
Meeker’s Mechanical Nature Antiques
Martin J. Donnelly Antique Tools
http://antique-used-tools.com/
Supertools List
www.sydnassloot.com
www.finetoolj.com

 

Tap and die

http://www.victornet.com/subdepartments/Special-Pitch-Taps-up-to-1/2-inch/1260.html
http://www.victornet.com/subdepartments/Special-Pitch-Dies-up-to-1/2-inch/1350.html

Tap and Die
St. James Bay Tool Company 12-20 Tap and Die Set.
eBay Seller Nicobie sells 12-20 Taps and Dies.
1/4-20 BSW –  located on eBay from a UK merchant.
Victor Machinery Exchange 12-20 Tap
Victor Machinery Exchange 12-20 Die

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About Don
A tool nut, hand plane collector, restorer

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