Tag Archives: Stanley

More eBay purchases and a sale

I usually keep an eye on eBay in case there are any bargains that everyone else has missed. The other day I saw a lot with various planes, braces and mallets plus a cast iron glue pot for a starting … Continue reading

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Derusting planes – Part 4

I’ve finished derusting my metal bodied planes for now, so while the blades and chip breakers from my wooden bodied planes were soaking in the derusting fluid I reassembled the metal ones.

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Car booty – 02/06/2013

Today I went to Sayers Common car boot sale with my youngest daughter while my wife took our eldest daughter to a party. We’ve not been since April, when we were very impressed, so I had quite high hopes and … Continue reading

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eBay purchase roundup

I don’t think I ever posted about the other plane I got before I picked up the No. 71 router plane off eBay Stanley Bailey No. 3 – £14.50 + 5.90 P&P I got it some time ago but have … Continue reading

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Derusting planes – Part 3

It’s been a while since I last posted on this subject and I’ve now built a cylindrical derusting tank from soil pipe that is good for dipping longer planes. I managed to separate the blade and chip breaker a while … Continue reading

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Further adventures in derusting

Following on from my previous post. You may have noticed some other bits amongst the plane and axe parts in the photo below: These are part of my Stanley 905 breast drill, which I’ve been meaning to clean up for … Continue reading

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Aggravated plastic butchery

I’ve been wanting a way of derusting long tools and plane bodies for a while. I couldn’t find a suitable trough, but I read somewhere about using plastic pipe, blocked at one end. Today I went to a local builders … Continue reading

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Car booty – 05/05/2013

Today we were planning to go to the Sayers Common car boot sale, which doesn’t open for buyers until 10am. By some miraculous accident we were ready to go long before that, so we decided that rather than killing an … Continue reading

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More recent purchases

I like to save up my purchases for the middle of the month, as it means they’ll be on next months credit card bill and it gives me something to look forward to/think about between pay days! Workshop Heaven This … Continue reading

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Car booty – 01/04/2013

Today we went to our first two Car Boot Sales of 2013. The first one was the local one we last went to in August. There wasn’t much of interest (in fact I didn’t buy anything at all!) so we … Continue reading

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