Humble 113 wood plane

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The Stanley 113 wood-plane was produced from 1898 to 1934.

During the mid 1920’s you would have found this very wood plane in the workshops used by the craftsmen building the 12a and 13a solid wood horns. They stopped producing these planes shortly after in 1934.

Using a regular flat plane correctly can be a challenge, using one for concave or convex forms? All fun…?

In this age of CNC it’s about delegating to some micro chip and 5 dimension cutting robot to sort it all out

I take great pride using hand tools and even more so employing the same tools as those used to make the original horns.

“In a world where news of inhumanity bombards our sensibilities, where grasping for things goes so far beyond our needs, where time is squandered in busyness, it is a pleasure and a privilege to pause for a look at handiwork, to see beauty amidst utility, and to know that craft traditions begun so long ago serve us today.”

― John Wilson


Some years back I restored two Stanley 113 planes. One used by myself the other I offered as a gift to a fellow woodworker in Japan. He had a hard time! He was accustomed to Japanese planes that are pulled, the 113 is from the occidental world! This wood plane is pushed.

all fun….

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