Variations on Stanley’s Corner Rounding Planes from The Model Shop

Stanley Table Joint Planes

Stanley introduced the #144 corner rounding plane in 1925.  They advertised these planes as “designed for rounding corners on wall board battens, casings, shelving, etc.”¹ The design patent, #68,402 for this plane was granted to Edmund Schade on October 6, 1925.  When doing tool research and looking at patents we’re usually looking at what are […]

A Bit of Whimsy from the Model Shop

Nickel Plated Tonguing and Beading Plane from Stanley Model Shop

Shortly after the Civil War and well into the first three decades of the 20th century beadboard was a popular finish in many homes.  It was used as a full or partial wall covering in back hallways, pantries, kitchens, bathrooms, and many of us can remember it in our old classrooms at school.  It also […]

See Yourself in Pictures from Quebec City and the 2015 EAIA Annual Meeting

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Please enjoy the slideshow of some highlights from the 2015 EAIA Annual Meeting in Quebec, Canada. This slide show may take a moment to load.

Stanley’s #75 Bull Nose Rabbet Planes from the Model Shop

Stanley #75 Bull Nose Rabbet Planes

Since my last post was on the topic of bull nose planes from the Stanley model shop, I thought  we would take a look at this smallest version of the bull nose rabbet plane manufactured by Stanley, the #75.  Stanley started making these planes in 1879 and made them until 1983 in the United States. […]

A Great Time in Quebec City, the 2015 EAIA Annual Meeting

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The weather was perfect, the historic sites were fascinating, the tour guides were great, the demonstrations and displays were fun and informative and it appears everyone had a great time at the Early American Industries Association 2015 Annual Meeting in Quebec City.  One hundred and thirty-nine people attended the meeting representing 23  U.S. states, the […]

Stanley Model Shop Beech and Rosewood Wood Bottom Planes

Model Shop Wood Bottom Planes with Rosewood Soles

Before we get back to the some more interesting planes from the Stanley Model Shop I thought you might want to know a bit more about the Model Shop.   Clarence Blanchard wrote an interesting article about the Model Shop in the 2000 Fall issue of The Fine Tool Journal, Volume 50, Number 2, pages […]

Have You Registerd Yet for the Early American Industries Association 2015 Annual Meeting in Quebec City?

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March is here, and in just over two months we’ll be congregating for the 2015 Early American Industries Association Annual Meeting in Quebec City, Canada on May 13th through May 16th, 2015.  We’ll be staying at the Ambassadeur Hotel & Suites in Quebec City.  The hotel can be reached at 1-800-363-2619.  We’ve contracted with the […]

Time is Passing! Get Ready for Quebec City – Get Your Passport or Passport Card!

Old Quebec City

Anyone from outside of Canada, including children, who plan on attending the 2015 EAIA Annual Meeting in Quebec City, Canada will need an up to date Passport or a Passport Card to enter and leave Canada. If you don’t have a passport, or yours is in need of renewal, it’s not too late. Got to […]

9th Annual Tool Discovery Day

Shelburne Musuem Shaker barn full of tools

9th Annual TOOL DISCOVERY DAY Sunday, July 20, 2014 11am to 3pm At: The Chester Ranlett Tool Museum , Route 6, Eastham, MA Located behind the Swift-Daley House Museum and adjacent To the Eastham Post Office. Plenty of parking. All are welcome to a gathering of tool collectors, anyone interested in sharing their knowledge and […]

Web Site Upgrades

Harley Earl at the Drawing Board

Welcome to the new EAIA web site! This site took a while to develop, but I hope that you will enjoy your visit. Some highlights of the new site include: Highlights: All New Website WordPress Based Support for Blogs New Photo Galleries New Opportunities to Contact Committees and other EAIA Members Calendar of Events Chronicle […]