Sparks...

When medium format isn't big enough: 4x5, 5x7, 9x12, 8x10 and even larger.
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Sparks...

Post by scott » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:06 pm

...first I've felt in ages. Burned some film today, first large format since, like, 10/2017. I've kind of lost the spark with photography. No time, other priorities, change of life. But it felt good to spend as much time as I wanted today. Nice.

Imageimg041 by Scott, on Flickr

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I really need to dip back in here more often. Hope you all are doing well. Thanks for looking.

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Re: Sparks...

Post by alexvaras » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:37 pm

Thank you, Scott, for sharing. Wonderful photos. I hope you too are doing well whatever you are in.

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Post by Julio1fer » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:58 pm

Good to see you back! These are beautiful B&W.

I am puzzled, what is the Stanley device?

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Post by alexvaras » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:13 am

In English should be carpenters hand plane??
Basically used for making wood plane.
(Español: cepillo de carpintero)

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Post by Brazile » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:53 am

Good to see you back, Scott, good atmosphere on the shots. And a nice Sweetheart knuckle-joint block plane, too; I have one also and it's one of my favorites.

Alex, the above is what they're called. The "Sweetheart" bit is a nickname for the 30s-era branding of "SW" (for Stanley Works) in a heart. The "knuckle-joint" is for that particular style of lever cap, which has a cam-operating hinge in it to tighten the cap down. The generic term in English for a plane of that configuration is "block plane". In Stanley's commonly-used plane numbering system, this particular model is a #18.

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Post by Brazile » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:56 am

Julio, more than you ever wanted to know about Stanley woodworking planes can be found at Patrick Leach's site:

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html

I bought my first bench planes, a #4 (smoother), #5 (jack plane), and #7 (jointer plane) from Patrick about 25 years ago now, which is a little startling to me.

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Post by alexvaras » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:02 am

I think I have a #5 or #7 at the country house when I started to work with wood. Every year I clean it and lube it and I do nothing else.

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Post by Julio1fer » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:26 pm

Wow, thanks. My uncle was a carpenter and I used to “help” as a child. Should have recognized the tool.

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Post by Brazile » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:24 pm

alexvaras wrote:I think I have a #5 or #7 at the country house when I started to work with wood. Every year I clean it and lube it and I do nothing else.
Almost certainly a #5. Most common plane, tremendously useful. I love mine.

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Re: Sparks...

Post by scott » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:58 am

Thanks everyone - good discussion!

FWIW, woodworking is something else I have no time for these days. I have about a dozen or so handplanes, the #18 is probably my favorite, but the #5 is probably most used. I have a #65 block which is similar to the #18 but beds the iron at a lower angle. Much better condition, the iron is in better shape, but the #18 is just so nice to use. For a while I was buying up old beaters and fettling them. So I don't have many very pretty planes.

All that said, I did somewhat recently use the #18 on the Seneca 8x10 project, trimming the odd kludgy back to fit. So there's that.

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