December 4, 2022

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

Restoring the Holy Grail of Vintage Planes (Stanley No. 1)

3 min read

What does it take to restore the worlds rarest handplane? (Plus restoration tips and tricks.)
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3-in-1 Oil:
Mineral Spirits:
Little Punch Set:
Small Hammer:
Boiled Linseed Oil:
Clear Shellac:
Paste Wax:

Acid Brushes:
Steel Rule:
Fine Wire-Wheel kit for drill-press:
Red Scotch-Bright Wheels:
0000 steel wool:
150 Sand Paper:
(expensive and totally worth it)
Bench Grinder:
(This is mine and I love it, but you can get by with a cheaper one.)
Wire Wheel for Bench Grinder:
(ESSENTIAL. Do NOT breathe the dust from restoring planes!)


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Wood Work for Humans Tool List (affiliate):
Gyokucho Ryoba Saw:
Dewalt Panel Saw:
Suizan Dozuki Handsaw:
(Winner of the affordable dovetail-saw shootout.)
Spear and Jackson Tenon Saw:
(Needs tune-up to work well.)
Crown Tenon Saw:
(Works out of the box)
Carving Knife:
Narex True Imperial Chisels:
(My favorite affordable new chisels.)
Blue-Handled Marples Chisels:
(I use these to make the DIY specialty planes, but I also like them for general work.)

Honing Guide:
Norton Coarse/Fine Oil Stone:
Natural Arkansas Fine Oil Stone:
Green buffing compound:

*Marking and Measuring*
Stockman Knife:
(For marking and the built-in awl).
Speed Square:
Stanley Marking Knife:
(Excellent, inexpensive marking knife.)
Blue Kreg measuring jig:
Round-head Protractor:

Forstener Bits:
Spade Bits:

Orange F Clamps:
Screw Clamp:

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