3 of 3 — Stanley No. 9 1/2 • Hand Plane Assembly • Woodworking Project

3 of 3 — Stanley No. 9 1/2 • Hand Plane Assembly • Woodworking Project

In this video I show the assembly after the block plane modification. The new setup was well worth the time it took to do this. I have been using it for a while and am completely happy. I have since sharpened the blade that came with the Ebay block plane and found the steel to be excellent


  1. AskWoodMan on March 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    You know I will video it 🙂

  2. AskWoodMan on March 23, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    No I took it out and put the waste end in a vise and cut it with my hack saw. Then I put an old glove around the threads and put it in the vise to cut the screwdriver slot with the hack saw.

  3. Jsc30 on March 23, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    When you cut the bolt, you should have put just the bolt in there, tighten it, then cut the bolt while its screwed in there.

  4. AskWoodMan on March 23, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Have you tried that Union Butterfield tapping fluid? I just discovered it at my local machine shop supply house. It is about the consistency of honey and is the best I have ever found. It takes just a drop and does not sling off when drilling. It was cheap too. Made in USA.

  5. Doug Commons on March 23, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Simple and effective mod. Those Stanley 9 1/2 block planes are a really nice find. It would be really cool to see how you mod the old one into a chisel plane. Take care.

  6. imcalledcateyes on March 23, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    I’ve never heard of it but if it’s Made in the USA it deserves a shot at checking out. I know someone who owns a machine shop so I’ll ask. Thank you for the heads up! PeaCe to you sir…

  7. AskWoodMan on March 23, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks. I was really just expecting to use it as is but that slightly different style blade did not work well. I just did not want to be frustrated with it for the next 30 years, hopefully 🙂

  8. phooesnax on March 23, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Your comment about slots in the DP table is so true. I have a 17 inch Delta from 55 that for some reason has no slots….drives me nutty. I look every day on various sites to find a replacement. The rest of the press is great. Great series!

  9. imcalledcateyes on March 23, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    The pleasure of responding is all mine. I’m a relatively new sub so I’ve been going through your posts slowly. I’ll look for it… Yes, clearing the chips is the only way to do it. Even when I tread pipe, I’m always backing off and it makes a huge differences in thread quality. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend…

  10. 750VFRRules on March 23, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Very good job Allan. But i’m sure you could afford a Lie Nielson 🙂

  11. imcalledcateyes on March 23, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Well I watched and favored all 3 to a new playlist I just created. I think you’re the only one in there. Ha! It was good to see you backing off while threading because too many people try to run through it. It makes for flawless threads… I’ve never considered a chisel plane which goes too show you my level of expertise. Great series, fantastic channel and awesome eBay find.

  12. rchopp on March 23, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    It’s always nice to be able to modify something to your own liking, well done.

  13. AskWoodMan on March 23, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    I have only broken a few taps over the years, and after seeing what trouble it is I always take my time and clear the chips and let the tap do the work. In some of my other videos you may have seen me show those now discontinued Bahco chisels that work as a chisel plane for me. But I am eventually going to have to break down and get one. Thanks for watching and taking the time to write. Allan

  14. Bill K. on March 23, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Nicely done. I enjoyed the series, thanks for sharing it.

  15. UCMWINGS on March 23, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I would really like to see you modify the old plane to make a chisel plane, might try that myself.

  16. AskWoodMan on March 23, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    I live in Austin Tx and my machine shop supply is Dixie Tool Crib. The service all of South/Central Texas and Northern Mexico. Great people and good prices.

  17. AskWoodMan on March 23, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    I am going to do it. I was working on something today where I could have use a chisel plane. It will be shocking to cut that plane in half with the band saw.

  18. David Parry on March 23, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    I love bringing them back from the dead.I found an old Craftsman block plane in the trash on Oahu about 45 years ago. It has served me so well, built a lot of homes and projects…I just dropped it yesterday and broke the frog…A neighbor just gave me his Stanley 9-1/2 which I have tuned up beautifully and after seeing this video I know what to do to revive (yet again) my old pal back into service.From sadness to glory, here we go again.