Monday, February 17, 2014

Embrace the Eclectic 1 Stanley Universal

Totally love the title - it describes what we do every week at garage sales, flea markets and thrifts. 

Embrace the Eclectic (for now) is going to be a third Monday of each month themed post. This is Number 1.


Something to fall in love with - the original wooden box for a Stanley 55 Combination Universal Plane.




The box would have been more than enough - but inside - all the parts of the Combination Plane. 





In their vintage glory.



Close up of handle details



Stanley Trade 55 Mark




Vintage Stanley55 Wooden Box Details



Nothing needs to be added or subtracted from the Stanley55 Plane except *blades. DH is in charge of that detail. Used for making rabbets**,  joints and moldings.


I learned more about the Stanley55 from

*Then I learned (from another site) how much the blades would cost !!! Maybe this will be a wonderful box of the Stanley 55 Universal Plane to admire rather than use. I did see a picture of a complete set of blades and they were wonderful and extensive and not frequently found.



** The Wise Geek wrote: rabbets are used to make grooves cut into the edge of a piece of wood for the purpose of creating a joint or a needed space. 


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Be back Thursday at 7:00 a.m.

26 comments:

  1. What a good idea and a good choice for the first one I love it! Perhaps it could morph into a blog party??

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  2. Wonderful find, Joy...like works of art...and I love the graphic label!

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  3. You really hit the jackpot with this one. Love all the vintage charm and character.

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  4. What a rare and interesting item!

    Judy

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  5. Hi Joy! Just found your blog and joined up. Love this post. Look forward to following along! Stop by and see me sometime!

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  6. Joy ... what a great find. Love the box and the planes. Is that one tool with two attachments?
    Will you be putting it in you shop? I like the idea of your third Monday Embrace the Eclectic. You find such interesting treasures and I love seeing them.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  7. A beauty....so much character and history here! : )

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  8. A rare and beautiful find, Joy and DH!

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  9. I'm in love with the box! I look forward to your eclectic posts. No one can find more interesting items than you!

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  10. Joy I love the idea of your Embrace Eclectic series - could be a monthly linky party ;) Great find and that box definitely needs a special purpose/place to be displayed. Glad I saw this at the Show Me What Ya Got Party so I can keep my eyes peeled for #2!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  11. The box is gorgeous, definitely the type of piece with character that sells-off fast for me personally.

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  12. Hi Joy--I'm visiting via Dawn's We Call It Junkin' party :) What a great find--it has a wonderful look, and it's so amazing the all (most!) of the parts are there. Have a great week, Diana

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  13. A true treasure of a tool. Love the crate.

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  14. That wooden box and the tools are great.
    Denise

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  15. HI Joy...just got back from my booth and saw you had commented! Thanks for the feature I am off to look!
    Wow funny how sometimes we find things on the same week...day...Just got a fabulous old drill!
    Crazy for your box!

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  16. Fall in love with is right! The box is seven different kinds of awesome and the tools are gorgeous! Wow! Thanks for sharing such a great find! There ought to be "Embrace the Eclectic" t-shirts!

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  17. We work with reclaimed wood every day, and I've been thinking about starting a collection of old tools. I would have been dancing a jig if I had discovered this.

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  18. great find!! Thank you for joining the fun and sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

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  19. What wonderful vintage finds. I have not seen some of them in a long time. Thanks for the memories.

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  20. That label is gorgeous! I adore old tools. You'd think my husband would too, but he just shakes his head when I buy one.

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  21. Great theme! I love and do embrace the eclectic. the box is a real beaut! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. Oh yes...Eclectic is my favorite style(s) - the best of all possible things. Your #55 is so very cool! I have been enjoying vintage industrial things so very much, and am planning a living room tweak adding much more in! Thanks for sharing this at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!

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  23. Oh, my Daddy would have been so excited by this! He was a master woodworker, and he had more than one Stanley set. I remember him finding a 55 in Columbus, Ohio when we were up there visiting family about 25 years ago, you'd have thought he'd found the Holy Grail. Your new series sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing this at my History & Home link party this week! Featuring this awesome find on my Pinterest Link Party Features board :) Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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