Tuesday, July 17, 2018

101 Resurrection

You’ll remember a few posts back the old Stanley #101 plane? Since then I’ve made this new cap iron from some brass. (Just a hack saw and files used for shaping).
 And I’m glad to say this old chap is now back in service; originally made around 120 years ago and repaired by me 120 years later!
I was fortunate to have a box of nice 2BA thumb screws knocking about- when I was at the LCF back in the 1970’s, fellow student luthier Bill Dinsdale and I, used to club together to buy supplies in bulk, we must have bought at least 40 of  these for the purfling cutters that we made in the metal work classes.
 I’ve now used 3 and got 17 left!



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