The craftsman in wood may ask himself "Why should I possess a Multi-Plane?"
Hampton and Clifford, Planecraft, 1934
I splurged the other day and ordered a No.45 plane from one of my favorite antique tool dealers, Sydnas Sloot.
I've always wanted a No.45, but I never could find one at an affordable price and then the other day there was this beauty on Sandy Moss's website. I couldn't resist. Thanks, Sandy!
It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that come with some of the 45's, I figure I can buy extra blades and soles as I find them.
The box no longer has its sliding lid, I can live with that, perhaps one of these days I may make one and repair the box.
I love this box for the decal, the box is cool enough to use to hold just high dollar guitar tuning machines...
It has all the parts I need, in the next few weeks I will use this plane to cut drawer grooves. I could use it for sash work, but I'd have to find or make a blade for an ogee, I'm not too partial to ovolos on the muntins, rails and stiles of a sash.
The instruction sheets.
For more information on how to use these beasts click here for the Cornish Workshop and here for a pdf copy of a Stanley No.45 instruction booklet.
I will definitely read through Alf's (Cornish Workshop) tutorial on how to tune and use a No.45.
The UPS driver just arrived with Spanish cedar neck blanks for two of the guitars that I will be making this winter.
It's snowing outside at the moment, guess I had better get back to work...
Here is a YouTube of Isabella Selder...enjoy!
Monday, November 24, 2014
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