Shop Tour and Stanley #4

It has been some time since I updated my shop. I had received a lot of tools and need to update. I hung some French Cleats and built a few gizmos to hang them in.
Technically speaking, a fixture means it holds something – fixes it to position. If the device and your workpiece are clamped together, call it a fixture. A jig, meanwhile, can refer to a fixture or to an accessory that is positioned or guided by hand. So all fixtures are jigs, but not all jigs are fixtures. Call them gizmo’s and you will be on the safe side.
I had a nice clean shop (cleaner) so it was a perfect chance to mess it up refurbishing a Stanley #4.
It was real bad so I cheated and used another plane for donor parts.
I know the video is a bit long but it has two parts. First we do a shop tour and then look at the ole plane.

Thanks guys. More plane refurbing and history to come.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

12 Responses to Shop Tour and Stanley #4

  1. JL7 says:

    Dave – you’ve got a lot of stuff shoved into that shop…….and everything is just a few steps away….nice. 12 linoleum knives…..i don’t think I even own one… I need one? I don’t need twelve for sure right?

    The cleat wall turned out nice btw, and it will just keep evolving…………

    The little Stanley seemed to transform right before our eyes……doesn’t seem to work like that here….what’s the secret?? Nice shavings……!

    Red OAK!

    • David Bardin says:

      And I didn’t even show all of it. Like under the worksharp was 2 9 horsepower briggs tiller motors. And what is in the loft would scare you.
      Those have just piled up over time. I have my Dads and Pawpaws. Then I have received a few in tool lots.
      Thanks Jeff I built it over a few nights. What I like is you can change it up as you want.
      I would like to do a stop action on one. I think that would be cool.
      Shop elves man or gnomes. You need to get a few.
      Thanks Jeff for being a good friend.

  2. roger says:

    Nice tour and restore, Dave

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  4. DIYaholic says:

    Yet another view into the world of “Electric Dave”!!! Thanks for the tour, the restore & the shout out!!!

    Shop organization is imperative to an efficient work environment. It is also crucial to properly storing tools and machines when you have 12 of everything!!!

    Times they are a changin’….
    The ancient art of forging,
    The antique wooden bodied planes & hand tools,
    Modern electric power tools/machines,
    & now “Electric Dave” goes digital!!!

    What is this world coming to???

  5. Thanks for the tour Dave.

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