1. Mikey! on October 18, 2022 at 3:36 am

    I just stumbled upon your channel and I am soothed. Similar to Listening to David Charlesworth’s instruction on furniture making.

    The blade advancement your 9 1/4 (I think) is much more ergonomic, and the small adjustment tab (under the brass knob) for the throat really gets in the way too. YMMV.

  2. Bob the builder on October 18, 2022 at 3:48 am

    Maybe it’s because you put the blade in upside down the grooves facing down and when you flatten the sole leave all of the plane together with the blade raised up from the bed, other wise it will leave a dimple in the sole. When everything is clamped together it will ( flex) the plane a little bit. Still a nice job

  3. Jay Dix on October 18, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Christopher do you have any info on the Stanley 8 w plane, thanks, Jay

  4. Borp on October 18, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Find the old Stanley’s with a brass cap, and Stanley logo inside of a box with "Made in USA" below the logo printed on the blade. Those are the last good Stanley’s, which were made until ten or so years after WWII, then they started lowering the quality in the 50s-60s. Your 9 1/4 appears to fall in the good era of Stanleys, and probably has much better tool steel and overall fit and finish than the later era 60 1/2 you found. Of course, anything made before WWII is great as well, but they’re also more collectable.

  5. Rusty Shackleford on October 18, 2022 at 4:03 am

    Outstanding job bud… if you donโ€™t like it, you could always send it to me๐Ÿ˜

  6. Suede Eutsler on October 18, 2022 at 4:06 am

    Give me that shirt.

  7. Tungsten Carbide on October 18, 2022 at 4:10 am

    Even though this is a later one this was a total steal at two bucks! Nice job on the restoration. You had good bones to work from, which is always nice ๐Ÿ™‚

    I get why you just like your older plane more, even if the results _were_ equivalent. Lots of us reach for old friends on the bench even if there’s something else that’s materially better in some way within easy reach; I’m like this a lot with my chisels, love to use some of my favourite early restorations over others I know are waaay better.

    Anyway, I think I can offer an insight into why you’re not getting equivalent results. Block planes are bevel-up planes. Because the bevel faces upwards its angle and the angle the blade’s held at are added together, becoming the ‘presentation angle’ or ‘angle of attack’. So with the same bevel of e.g. 25ยฐ the 60 1/2 and 9 1/4 won’t work the same on the same wood, because a higher-angle plane tends to give less tearout when the grain gets the least bit squirrelly. If that’s a word.

  8. Suede Eutsler on October 18, 2022 at 4:12 am

    8:50 thats what she said.

  9. Brianโ€™s workshop 01 on October 18, 2022 at 4:21 am

    Nice tool and job thanks for sharing and stay safe and make ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

  10. Moon the axolotl on October 18, 2022 at 4:21 am

    Noice video, Chris!!