Best block plane Stanley made?? no.18 Restoration + Info

Best block plane Stanley made?? no.18 Restoration + Info

Restoration and information on the Stanley no 18 hand plane.
In this I also video I go over old patents and discuss the knuckle joint lever caps

I designed and created a line up of tools as mentioned in the video. Here is where I sell them: video.

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  1. Travis Young on June 10, 2022 at 8:44 pm


  2. Matthew Finch on June 10, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Nice work as always!! I have an old plane that is about to get a similar treatment. Loved the history lesson, too!

  3. Kevin Chamberlain on June 10, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    I have a block plane fetish, too! I have an old antique Stanley which I always use when hanging doors, usually to just aris them but sometimes I smooth a little with it too. Loves me blockies, me!

  4. Adrian Sinay on June 10, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Keep the videos coming! Great job and great information.

  5. Jody Burton on June 10, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Another tool saved from death by rust. Great background info on the plane, too. Makes me want to hit some flea markets again. I’m partial to the Sweetheart era Stanley tools (my collection started off with ones I bought when my neighbor who I had great respect for passed away and most them were that vintage), but have a number of earlier models as well.

  6. Soma Samsara on June 10, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    You are beautiful ❤️

  7. Roger Bond on June 10, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    No more than an hour on lapping an iron, because…’lazy’. Seriously. We’ve seen your endlessly-complex workshop…the world would function better if more of us could attain this level of half-assed. And if it was, overall, nerdier.
    Another excellent video, thank you.

  8. Stephane Denis on June 10, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Belle restauration, bonne idée d’avoir conservé sa patine. Moins certain pour les dents 😁
    Si tu as d’autre projet de restauration, n’hésite pas.

  9. Tucker Southard on June 10, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    I always wear a seatbelt when walking a nerdy river.

  10. Nicholas Graham on June 10, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    How is it that you and I seem to have similar projects so often, but you always leave my efforts lacking? You’re the person I keep chasing to better my skills. Thanks for being inspiring. And this type of video is fire. If I ever move into YouTube, this is how I will try to be.

  11. pgfollett on June 10, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Wonderful restoration! Knuckle cap planes are just so comfortable to use, all of the knuckle cap models are worth having in a tool arsenal. I have a 19 with the early 2 piece cap (a real PITA) which does a good job planing regardless.

  12. Jusb1066 on June 10, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    A nice pacing to the video. I also like to use hand abrasives Vs machine to clean up old tools

  13. Cytosol on June 10, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Cant believe i just found you through instagram. Gr8 video! Sooo much knowledge

  14. watts woodworking on June 10, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Your are a nerd, it’s awesome

  15. RESTORATION OF SCRAP METAL on June 10, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    beautiful restoration 👍

  16. RESTORATION CONSTANTINE´S on June 10, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Very well👍

  17. PatofPluto on June 10, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed the entire video.

  18. AIR Nashville on June 10, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    again a very nice and interesting video. your work is excellent.

  19. slugbiker on June 10, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    very cool! thanks for all the info about patents and early design (yes, I’m happy to ride the nerd train for the detailed backstory)
    I always thought "japanning" just referred to furniture/lacquer finish; happy learn it also refers to metal finish. thanks!

  20. Ian Nesbitt on June 10, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Great job 👍

  21. THOMAS BRUBAKER on June 10, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    I’m guessing the steel plate you were flatting on is not the new SawStop. Thanks for not sandblasting! Nice restoration!

  22. BigMo on June 10, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Nice choice of background music, made this video very tranquil. Nice work.

  23. Bradley Tuckwell on June 10, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Yes you are very nerdy but in a good way. I love how raw and honest you are and your content and editing is on point. And your tools that are for sale are well made I’ll be buying a few for Chrissy presents.

  24. Ian Murrell on June 10, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Nice to see that you didn’t remove the Japanning. I think sometimes youtubers do hard restorations when a soft one would suffice, (but its their tools and their channel so I don’t criticise).

  25. Thomas VERA on June 10, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Neeeeerd! 😂
    This restoration is so satisfying! Thanks for the explanation and the bite of handplane history!

  26. Alain Vaillancourt on June 10, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Super belle restauration. On croirait pas que c’est le même rabot à la fin.
    Je pense que j’ai le même, par contre j’ai jamais eu besoins de le restaurer le chrome est encore tout là, mais j’ai chiper le bas exactement comme le tien. Par contre depuis que je me suis acheté un rabot à angle faible de Veritas je m’en sers presque plus. Mais ont peu le voir dans plusieurs de mes premiers épisodes.

  27. Gib Clark on June 10, 2022 at 9:39 pm


  28. Jerry Stark on June 10, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Very nice restoration. I am not a big fan of this type of block plane, but the basic coolness of the knuckle-joint plane cannot be denied. Thanks!

  29. Sylvie Pereira - SyPer on June 10, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Il est très joli et il a l’air de faire du bon boulot.
    Bravo pour la restoration ! 👍👍👍