Hi I'm Old Sneelock.
Welcome to another episode of Old Sneelock's Workshop. I'm going to show you my
latest acquisition from the antique shop and three older acquisitions. Kind of
give you a little bit of history on them. One of these things is not like the other
It's an old Sesame Street game. We can play a variation on it here. Over the years
and it has been years that I've been collecting these things and really this
amounts to a collection because three of them serve no useful purpose.
I started out wanting to have a Stanley number 78.
This was my first attempt at getting one.
It had the clamp but it didn't have the fence.
It had the clamp
but it didn't have the fence and all it had was one beading tool. The 78 is not
for beading. Somebody was able to use it because it will hold a beading tool but
it didn't work well. I found it neglected and rusty sitting on a shelf in an
antique shop and decided it was better off at my place cleaned up and painted.
And so it became cleaned up and painted and I thought well I'll find a way to
make a blade.
Went through the process of making a blade. Decided that maybe it's going to be more
work than what i wanted to do. Then I found this one.
and I said well this one's got a blade.
It's not the right blade.
It's a blade and it's an older unit this is a made in USA but it's not a number
78. It's a knock off.
It has this extra little pusher here so that you can use a little bit more
efficiently. You can put your thumb on that push on it and do a little better
job and it came with a blade. The blade is pretty thin
It's kind of flexible and it chatters like the dickens.
It got set aside and I thought well maybe someday. Then I came across this one and
it had the fence.
Well not really. The fence actually came with this one.
it had a rod and fence.
It all fit together but it had that crappy blade in it.
So I took the fence and the rod.
Put them together
on this plane, and then I had an actual Stanley 78.
Except it didn't have the depth stop. But most people said that they didn't use
the depth stop least that's what i told myself.
Yesterday I went down to Galesburg and sitting on the shelf with a nice tag
above it that said, twenty percent off, was a actual Stanley number 78
It's a newer one i'm pretty sure it's not from the nineteen twenties. Probably
nineteen sixties or so. But it has all the little bells and whistles.
This is a little screw depth stop,
fence, bar, clamp, both screws and the proper blade and an adjustable body.
So now i have a number 78 real deal
actual thing. Needs to have the blade sharpened because everything does.
This is a Millers Falls. It has it stamped on the body and on the blade
It has a craftsman fence on it because this is a craftsman plane. At least going
by the name on the blade it says craftsman.
Somebody at one point decided that they wanted to have a better hand hold and I
can see how if you were holding on to that kind of handle with your fingers
that would get painful.
So they filled this side with some kind of body putty or wood putty or something.
This one of course is a no name because it has no name and no blade and no way
of knowing anything about it other than it's a number 78 style because it has
the bull nose on the front of it.
That proves it's not a weather stripping plane
I don't know what this screw hole is for. It's got two of them. Might be somebody
decided to put a fence on it.
Who knows? So that's the story of my quest for a Stanley 78
I've got one it's full and complete. Got all the pieces and parts and everything
seems to work.
So three of the four can go. I think I'll list them on ebay because you guys might
actually have a use for them out there
I certainly am not going to use them very much sitting in the shelf.
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You know I read them all. And for all you guys on mobile phones
I'm actually trying cards. I'm not one to jump on the new things very quickly, but
I'm finding that you guys can't click on to the things that I put in here as
annotations. So cards let you do that. If you can see your way clear to do it
I even went so far as to offer the opportunity to support the channel.
I don't spend a lot of money on things as you can tell but i do have expenses. I
buy stuff and the more i buy the better stuff you get to see. I seem to have
a following of guys who like to see this stuff that I buy. So you can click on the
card or you can just go to my channel and click on support and it'll lead you
through the process.
Thanks a lot for watching.