Stanley No. 3 Type 7
This plane and many other tools will be up for sale soon...
|The two narrow pieces on the far left are garbage. They are hinged|
sections to store my chisels in and fill the cutout section of the
narrow panel. I didn't like how they turned out, but I also
decided to go with three panels instead of two.
They will have to wait until spring, though.
|The cabinet and the two hinged panels are 9 ¾" deep. The centre|
12" high by 12" wide section is a display area and will be the
only area of the cabinet that will have lighting. The two shelves
on either side are and 7 ½" high and are there to store my
wood molding planes. There is a shelf across the bottom
of each panel as well for that same purpose.
|I started out with my Stanley No. 5 that is fitted with a|
convex ground blade for some serious "hogging".
|With the bench relatively flat, I went at it with my Stanley|
No. 6 to flatten out the humps left by the No. 5.
|For the most part, I used the corner of the No. 6 to keep a|
check on flatness. Once I had planed the entire bench
top, I used a 6' aluminum straight edge to check the
flatness from corner to opposing corner.
|With the entire bench top passing the "flatness" test, I |
sanded the entire thing with 120 grit on my orbital
sander. I also rebored and re-chamfered the Dog-Holes.
|Once I felt it would do the job it was meant for, and do it|
well, I gave the entire top, including the front skirt,
about 8 coats of Spar Varathane, at least I
think it was 8. I lost count after 6.
|Ain't it purdy?|
|Pretty flash-looking little saw.|
|As with most saws of this nature, it is missing a few teeth,|
the result of getting no respect. Its filed 6TPI.
|Nice looking handle from any angle.|
|The handle has a couple of strange cracks that must be|
|Pretty handle design, Mr. Mitchell.|
|Opps! It seems to be missing the point.|
|This Mitchell Badger Plane was made in 1865 - 1867|
|In all these years of messing with H. E. Mitchell planes, I|
have never seen one marked with this type
of maker's mark before.
|The Coke can is for scale.|
|The Coke can was added for scale.|