It has been said that a picture is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of 900 – 1100 words. I bought the Stanley 110 and 120 for $25.00 each, the Stanly 51 spokeshave for $29.00, and a plane I didn’t see yesterday. I am most excited about the Jack plane. It doesn’t look like it has been used very much and even came with the original box which had a very cool advertisement for Stanley Four Square tools. I spent $38.00 on the Jack plane.
When I came home I was excited to do a tool photo shoot, but I had to do some cleaning and general to do list stuff. The little plastic end caps on my 4 Jet clamps had fallen off some time ago. This makes tightening with handles somewhat painful, so I super glued them back on. Next I got out my Dremel 4000 and addressed the ends of my quick clamps. They are very sharp and have scratched me several times, so I ground down the sharp bits. Then I put a massive clean on my shop and generally reveled in the growth of my tool selection over the last few months. I remember when I just had the 4 Jet clamps and one Japanese hand saw. I felt so inadequately prepared. Though I don’t have any of the major pieces of equipment that would be found in most shops, I have enough that I can do a small measure of woodworking.
So that was my day in pictures. I am going to dig into my books and develop a plan for lapping the soles and tuning up the planes.