many of the tools in our tool chest, we found a few of our
planes in some interesting places. During the restoration
Frankford Friends Meetinghouse, we discovered a small
block plane with a wooden handle inside a wall – left
there decades ago by a carpenter who may never have realized
where he misplaced it. One of our Stanley #6 planes was found
in a carriage house during the restoration of an old estate.
Over all, our collection spans 175 years and includes a Stanley
#181 Rabbet, a Bailey #8 Jointer and a Vaughan and Bushnell
#5 Jack. We still use the majority of these planes frequently.
In fact, we worked with many of then during the construction
of the entranceway to the Home
For Orphans of Odd Fellows of Pennsylvania.