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    Stanley 140

    O boy, I get to make the first real post!

    I have been looking for a good rabbet plane for while now. These things are pricey when you can find them. Learned of the Stanley 140 and really liked the block plane design. Like the skewed blade since I often angle my block plane too. Plus the fact it was a rabbet plane, I knew I had to have one.



    This came up on Ebay and I assume since the knob was missing, it went (what I considered) reasonable. I guess the collectors didn't want it. Since I want to use it I don't care. I will just turn one that fits my hand.

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    Just be careful with using it as a rabbit plane as it has some offset of the blade. Great gloat.

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    I've been looking for a 140, at a decent price.
    I may have a knob, I'll do some digging Jeff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    I've been looking for a 140, at a decent price.
    I may have a knob, I'll do some digging Jeff.
    That would be great Steve, if you want to keep it I would just be happy with some dimensions. I can turn one on the lathe.

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    Wonderful tool, Jeff.

    The knob is easily replaced. It's that side plate that is a bit more money. Not too hard to make, but as long as you don't have to!

    Take care, Mike

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    Looks great!

    Are you going to just sharpen the blade and use it, or are you going to do a bit of a restore job on it?

    Cheers!

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    Most likely I will just fettle it (tune it up) and use it. I am not a collector. I buy tools to use. Depends on how it looks for course. But I like old tools that looks old.

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    jeff, best i can do for you is pictures......congratulations!......tod

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    I got a nice little Stanley #140 Hand Plane I recently rebuilt. It was in pretty rough shape when I first got it, but then I went a bit overboard with the rebuild process however, eventually adding a new knob, nicker, side plate, side fence, blade, cap iron, auxilliary fence and even added a finger dimple.

    It was a lot of work, but the end result was good.

    Overall the Stanley #140 was a great plane for cross grain work. Still its standard angle was a bit foolish in my opinion, as a lower angle would have been much better. You can still get the properties of a lower angle by using a micro-bevel, and you can get replacement blades from LN readily (30 bucks).

    Old or new, the #140 plane is my all time favorite plane. Here are some before and after pictures of my Stanley #140 Plane.




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    Travis, would you wan to part with the original knob? If so PM me!

    My first attempt at making a new one didn't turn out so well.

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