Category Archive: Bench planes

Dec 06

‘Millers Falls No.14’ clean-up

A quick clean up of a great plane, with some ‘before and after’ shots. I love the Millers Falls brand, with many a plane passing through Hackney Tools Towers. Mostly, I’ve regretted selling them on, and if I find any more in good condition, I’ll probably hang onto them. One recent acquisition …

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Jun 22

Stanley No.7 Jointer for sale

Another addition to the for sale page, a great jointer from Stanley, straight from an old tool chest. Now Sold!

Apr 06

Marples X4 Smoothing Plane

Just a quick post about a Marples ‘X4’ plane I recently found. I couldn’t find a lot on the web about this plane, so hopefully this will show people some of the details of what, to me, seems like a fantastic tool.             At Hackney Tools, we buy old, good …

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Jan 06

Spiers repair

I sold this plane to a chap on eBay a while back. When I sent it off, I didn’t quite register the name I wrote on the parcel. A couple of months later, browsing the website of David Barron, I was very pleased to see the SAME PLANE! With it, …

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Dec 01

College course: Day 8

Millers Falls No.18 bench plane

Feels like time is fast running out to get this little cabinet up and on it’s legs, but hopefully it will be standing by next week. I did quite a bit on the connecting rails this week, to join one side panel to the other, but spent the rest of the time smoothing the panels …

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