Stanley 7 jointer

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  • #8362
    Dave
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    Well I finally won an auction on ebay, nabbed a stanley no. 7 jointer plane for 50 dollars. It’ll need some TLC but I hope to get a decent plane out of it.

    -Canada

    #8364
    Steve Follis
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    Way to go Dave, be careful, it becomes adictive!

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #8366
    davemd66
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    Sounds like you got a good deal. Good luck with it!!!

    #8367
    Dave
    Participant

    Heh, I’m still on the look out for a 7-8 tpi xcut panel saw and a 5-6 tpi rip panel saw. These are hard to come by it seems.

    -Canada

    #8368
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    What part of the world are you in Dave?

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #8369
    Dave
    Participant

    Stephen, I’m in Ontario, Canada.

    -Canada

    #8408
    ejpotter
    Participant

    Dave,

    Couple suggestions: if you can’t find a panel-length saw specifically, you can pretty easily cut a few inches off the end of a carpenter’s saw.  If you can’t find any of those, do you have any idea what the shipping is like from the States?  I can pretty easily find old saws for $4-10/saw and could send you some.

    Just moved to NE Ohio

    #8412
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Dave, I really hate to say this because I think I recall reading that Paul had a bad experience with one, but I used a Stanley Sharptooth saw today to crosscut 2″x8″ beech. 13 crosscuts total, several rip cuts, worked perfectly, out performed my freshly sharpened D-8 on the rips. It does cut on the pull & push stroke as advertised and does it quick. It doesn’t seem to dull, although I’m sure it will. You can’t resharpen it because of the weird tooth design, but at that price from my local Lowes or Home Depot, I’ll buy another one when it does. My 2 cents.

    #8421
    STEVE MASSIE
    Participant

    That was  a good price and welcome to the slippery slope, I enjoy fettling ( re – habbing ) tools as much as building things. This is one very addictive hobby but I love it.

     

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #8643
    Dave
    Participant

    Well I got it in the mail today!  Holy Hockey this is long!  I even got a refund for shipping as the person who sold it to me turned out to be fairly to close to where I live.

    It is in really good condition,  the iron on the sole, sides and the rest the metal pieces has got a heavy patina on it and the only rust I found was on the frog under the blade and cap iron.  There is some chipping of the original paint but I’m not too concerned about that as this is going to be put to use.

    The obligatory photo of it on top of my latest box project.  The stack of shavings is from the plane.

     

     

    -Canada

    #8646
    jgust747
    Participant

    Nice, looks like a great find.

    Dallas, Texas

    #8649
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    It’s a beauty Dave.

    #8673
    Dave
    Participant

    So after using it last night I am definitely going to make a new set of handles  and replace the blade, it corroded pretty bad right at the  edge and the metal just chips off when I hone it.  Just how flat are the soles supposed to be?  When I put my Home Depot 36 inch metal rule on the sole I see high spots right  at the toe and heel of the sole.

    -Canada

    #8674
    Ken
    Participant

    Thoughts On Hand Plane Sole Flatness

    Thoughts On Hand Plane Sole Flatness

    #8695
    Dave
    Participant

    Thanks for that Ken, looks like I don’t have too much lapping to do.

    -Canada

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