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  • Stanley 246 restoration

    Hi all!

    I could not miss this one, she was too beautiful and more complete! So I will probably sell the other Stanley 244 that I redone lately ... if there are any interested!

    It came with the original instructions, the small piece that is used to trigger the saw (which is always lost on the saws!) and the guide for repeated cuts, also often missing. It lacks a rod on this guide that I can easily replace.

    I repainted blue, not the original one of Stanley, but for pretty all the same for my taste. Each piece was derusted and polished. I only still have the saw to restore. The saw that came with was also original, a Disston made for Stanley. There will only be surface rust to remove and sharpening to refresh.

    So, here is my little project!


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    Last edited by John Bartley; 07-25-2019, 10:32 AM. Reason: fixed title
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    Re: Stanley 246 restoration

    In honest fairness Jackmaya those saws are what I grew up using but in no way are they anywhere near comparable to todays power miter saws. If you use one there is an absolute necessity to own and use a shooting board and a super sharp hand plane and you better learn quickly how to judge how much extra you need to leave for fitting.
    "Do it Right!"

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      Re: Stanley 246 restoration

      Hi Rusty!

      Thanks for commenting and be sure I'm conscious you're right about that!

      For sure, quality power tools are much more faster and accurate and I do use them most of the time in my projects for those reasons when I need to!

      But sometimes, I like to use those old tools from the past just for the fun of using a little more elbow grease, patience and concentration trying to learn woodworking techniques the way they were done before power tools (and me!) arrived! I find (maybe I'm wrong...) that hand tools rely more on the ability and dexterity of the artisan and it helps me truly understand the importance of wood knowledge. It's kind of a challenge that I set for myself in some projects.

      And I'm not living from woodworking! My shop is sort of my little temple where I can relax and just be so time saving factors are not an issue for me. Just creating and having fun in there!

      Have a nice day!

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        Re: Stanley 246 restoration

        I couldn't agree more. I've often said any woodworker just starting out should only have hand tools until he learns how to use them and then he can advance to power tools.

        Personally i love hand planing and using hand chisels. Most newbies can not use either successfully.
        "Do it Right!"

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        • #5

          Re: Stanley 246 restoration

          I still had the backsaw to refurbish and the handle that I carved like the other! It will only remain for me to make a slight refresh of the sharpening of it and she will be ready to work! The teeth seems to still be well set.

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          • #6

            Re: Stanley 246 restoration

            ...and a little work session on the handle if you are interested!

            https://www.facebook.com/danny.belle...type=3&theater

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            • #7

              Re: Stanley 246 restoration

              i like the carving on the handle.

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              • #8

                Re: Stanley 246 restoration

                Thanks Dennis!

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                • #9

                  Re: Stanley 246 restoration

                  Nice restoration. Have 4 mitre boxes, 3 users Stanley 358 & 100, Miller Falls Langdon Acme No72A and 2 Goodell Pratt's in restoration mode. Fun to use and perform admirably for this amateur woodworker. You might be interested in this thread from LumberJocks about Mitre Boxes of your dreams. https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/36757

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