Antique Shop Finds The Stanley #78 and Clones ~ Old Sneelock’s Workshop


Hi I’m Old Sneelock. Welcome to another episode of Old Sneelock’s Workshop. I’m going to show you my latest acquisition from the antique shop
and three older acquisitions. Kind of give you a little bit of history on them. One
of these things is not like the other It’s an old Sesame Street game. We can play a variation on it here. Over the years and it has been years that I’ve been
collecting these things and really this amounts to a collection because three of
them serve no useful purpose. I started out wanting to have a Stanley
number 78. This was my first attempt at getting one. It had the clamp but it didn’t have the
fence. It had the clamp but it didn’t have the fence and all it had was one beading tool. The 78 is not for beading. Somebody was able to use it
because it will hold a beading tool but it didn’t work well. I found it neglected
and rusty sitting on a shelf in an antique shop and decided it was better
off at my place cleaned up and painted. And so it became cleaned up and painted
and I thought well I’ll find a way to make a blade. Went through the process of making a blade. Decided that maybe it’s going to be more work than what i wanted to do. Then I
found this one. and I said well this one’s got a blade. It’s not the right blade. It’s a blade and it’s an older unit this
is a made in USA but it’s not a number 78. It’s a knock off. It has this extra little pusher here so
that you can use a little bit more efficiently. You can put your thumb on
that push on it and do a little better job and it came with a blade. The blade
is pretty thin It’s kind of flexible and it chatters
like the dickens. It got set aside and I thought well maybe
someday. Then I came across this one and it had the fence. Well not really. The fence actually came
with this one. it had a rod and fence. It all fit together but it had that
crappy blade in it. So I took the fence and the rod. Put them together on this plane, and then I had an actual
Stanley 78. Except it didn’t have the depth stop. But
most people said that they didn’t use the depth stop least that’s what i told
myself. Yesterday I went down to Galesburg and
sitting on the shelf with a nice tag above it that said, twenty percent off, was
a actual Stanley number 78 It’s a newer one i’m pretty sure it’s
not from the nineteen twenties. Probably nineteen sixties or so. But it has all
the little bells and whistles. This is a little screw depth stop, fence, bar, clamp, both screws and the
proper blade and an adjustable body. So now i have a number 78 real deal actual thing. Needs to have the blade sharpened because everything does. This is a Millers Falls. It has it stamped on
the body and on the blade It has a craftsman fence on it because
this is a craftsman plane. At least going by the name on the blade it says
craftsman. Somebody at one point decided that they
wanted to have a better hand hold and I can see how if you were holding on to
that kind of handle with your fingers that would get painful. So they filled this side with some kind of
body putty or wood putty or something. This one of course is a no name because
it has no name and no blade and no way of knowing anything about it other than
it’s a number 78 style because it has the bull nose on the front of it. That proves it’s not a weather stripping
plane I don’t know what this screw hole is
for. It’s got two of them. Might be somebody decided to put a fence on it. Who knows? So that’s the story of my
quest for a Stanley 78 I’ve got one it’s full and complete. Got
all the pieces and parts and everything seems to work. So three of the four can go. I think I’ll
list them on ebay because you guys might actually have a use for them out there I certainly am not going to use them very
much sitting in the shelf. If you guys have any suggestions for a new video, questions about today’s video, or any of the other videos on the channel,
just drop a note in the comments below. You know I read them all.
And for all you guys on mobile phones I’m actually trying cards. I’m not one to
jump on the new things very quickly, but I’m finding that you guys can’t click on
to the things that I put in here as annotations. So cards let you do that.
If you can see your way clear to do it I even went so far as to offer the
opportunity to support the channel. I don’t spend a lot of money on things
as you can tell but i do have expenses. I buy stuff and the more i buy the better
stuff you get to see. I seem to have a following of guys who like to see this
stuff that I buy. So you can click on the card or you can just go to my channel
and click on support and it’ll lead you through the process. Thanks a lot for watching.

11 Replies to “Antique Shop Finds The Stanley #78 and Clones ~ Old Sneelock’s Workshop”

  1. Looks like the round about way won out again. Going full circle, sort of. Glad you found one. That's where my hammer comes in. Have a super weekend with Lydia and Ryan and company and don't eat too many fireworks on the 4th!

  2. I like your channel because you like the same things I like. I have two or three of the 78 planes. It seemed like the few yard sales I stopped at last summer had one. Thanks for all you do.

  3. I enjoyed the video as usual. I too would like to have something from your collection. I'll be watching your eBay listings.

  4. The second plane is a Sargent no. 79, Duplex Rabbet and Fillister plane. It's a good plane when you have all of the parts.Irons are pretty common on Ebay.

  5. I have the exact same problem right now mines missing the levercap, fence, depth screw everything else is there , and im not having much luck on ebay lol good video thanks!!!!

  6. You really need to try the end screens. One option is under videos, it's best for viewer so it shows a link to a video that the individual viewers might like. And who knows that better than you tube.

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