Daniel Kuehl

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About Daniel Kuehl

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    Elk Point, South Dakota
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    Vintage and Collectible Hand Tools

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  1. +1 on that...or sell it for parts.
  2. Have any of you ever converted a #5 1/4 into a scrub plane? I've seen the Wood Wright episode where Chris S. put the heavy camber on the #5 and used it like a scrub plane....seems to me like a fellow could do the same with the more narrow cutter on the #5 1/4.
  3. Wipe it down with oil every 3 to 6 months...That plane looks nice!
  4. $25 and $50 are both very good prices for those planes...especially if you have one in very good original condition.
  5. I checked this one out in John Walter's Type Study found in his book. It looks to me like it's a Type 23 estimated to have been made circa 1956 to 1959. It's a nice plane and you should be able to find a good replacement cutter at a reasonable price. Most of my grandpa's tools aren't usable anymore, but I'll never get rid of them...it's too hard to let go of the things he touched.
  6. Hard rubber is what the Stanley wartime knobs are made of.
  7. I thought that this might have been some sort of exotic pattern maker's plane, but no....this is a Stanley 105 Liberty Bell plane. The depth adjust lever gave it away for me.
  8. Those springs in the jaws are just a bit smaller than the typical clicker pen springs, but I'm sure replacements can be found and cut to fit. The only thing they do is spread the jaws apart when the chuck is loosened. The jaws will still open up without them, but they may wiggle around a bit and need some fidgeting to get a new drill bit in place...especially for the larger sized bits. This picture shows the springs compared to the clicker pen spring.
  9. That looks like a screw thread cutter. I'm thinking that it might have been more cost effective to make your own screws than to purchase them from a smith back then.
  10. Here's some before pictures...from a time when my shop was clean. And here is the current state of my shop...not as clean, but definitely getting used every day. And here's a couple picture of the plane rack. Other tools get their own shelf space. I'm running out of room and need to expand into a larger area, but I don't see that happening unless I move to another house....with a pole shed.
  11. I'll get some pictures up sometime later today. It was late last night when I started writing that....and it did cross my mind that pictures were necessary, but my batteries wore out first.
  12. http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan4.htm This site should help you identify the smooth plane. Looks like a Stanley #36 to me. The other planes may have a stamp on the one or both ends that may identify it for you, but I often run across moulding planes that have maker's stamps that are obscured or unreadable. the iron in the hollow plane looks like it has good steel from what I can see of it...nice and bright. This split wood might be a concern...depending on how deep it is.
  13. This post is a bit longer than I thought it would be when I started. This journey sort of started here. I haven't posted anything of note in quite some time, but it now behooves me to give an update on this journey (for reasons I don't know). It may seen strange, but this journey has actually taken me AWAY from my beloved hobby of woodworking. I am still very much endeared to the craft, but my interaction has shifted monumentally. My focus has shifted from the result of the craft to the tools of the trade. I am now a hand tool nerd, and a card-carrying one at that! It all began on Halloween ni
  14. 24" makes it a #31 http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan4.htm