Revamping the Stanley 55
A couple of posts back, the Stanley 55 plane's capabilities were expanded with angled fences. As mentioned earlier, the rosewood portion of the right fence can be unscrewed and flipped over to assist with angled cuts so that both fences can be used for truer cuts. The right fence can only be positioned to about 30-35° with the flip-over modification. But what if you need more angulation on the fence?
A fence can quickly be fashioned with the Stanley 55 plane itself using a fluting cutter and rabbet cutter.
|Here, the old fence is shown.|
The only major difference with the new fence is that the more protruding top edge
will be planed away as seen in the next photo.