- Stanley #5 jack plane with the frog set way back. I use this like a scrub plane with a very pronounced curve in the blade. It is currently disassembled because I was playing with my Grace screw drivers. Code name for this guy is Blackie due to black japaning and black finish on the wood parts.
- Lee Valley rabbet/shoulder plane. I'm sure it is my skill level, but I find this a tad difficult to use. I keep promising myself to one day buy a spare blade and make one myself, just for the experience.
- Stanley #5 jack plane, named Guido. This is the first plane I bought years ago. A previous owner scribed his name in the heel, "Guido". I have used this plane more than any other with the possible exception of the sweetheart block plane.
- Small plane in middle at top. Sweetheart block plane purchased at Woodworking In America, 2010. I put a Hock blade in it and it works almost by telekinesis.
- Larger plane under block plane. Lee Valley bevel up smooth plane. I kind of regret buying this plane. It is the most expensive in my kit, yet I've only used it a hand full of times. Between Guido, and the sweetheart block plane, this guy does not get much use. But I'm not getting rid of it.
- Stanley #7 jointer plane. This is a fairly recent addition to the collection. I picked this up at a flea market for 25 bucks--definitely a lucky find. Actually, the seller was tickled pink that I was putting it back to work and not on a shelf. The shavings in the photos are from using this plane on building the train table (see previous two posts). For the first time on a jointer, I curved the corners of the blade back a bit. I had a *ankle* of a time trying to get a cross member square on four sides; OK, I admit it, the darn thing still ain't square.
- Finally, another Stanley #7 jointer. I've had this for a while. There is a small crack in the bottom at the mouth. I have never put it to serious work on boards or panels because of the crack. I keep the blade sharpened dead square and use this with shooting boards exclusively. Wow, just wow, what all this mass can do in a shooting board.
The Joiner and Cabinet Maker), wall rack for the inside shop tools, small case clock (quartz movement, wall mount), and tall nightstand tables for the king size bed.