Stanley Sweetheart Hand Planes are Back

We adore hand planes for their simplicity and grace. Stanley has brought back their classic line of hand planes that again feature the Sweetheart logo that was so beloved by woodworkers worldwide.
Stanley’s line of premium hand planes features 5 different planes; No. 4 smoothing bench plane, No. 62 low angle jack plane, No. 92 shoulder/chisel plane, No. 60-1/2 block plane, and a No. 9-1/2 block plane. The No. 4 and No. 62 both feature cherry wood handles and a one piece solid base. These planes also feature an adjustable throat plate and mouth for various types of wood.

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  • HomeConstructionImprovement

    Great advice. Being a structural engineer myself I want to stress the importance to your readers about utilizing an engineer whenever you start modifying load bearing / structural elements. This is especially true if you’re experienced in framing systems. An architect can certainly help you draw details but you’ll need the engineer to certify the structural details and they can typically draw them just as well.

    • Good point. I know a lot of people who end up calling an engineer to do an architect’s work and vice versa.

  • I am debating on whether to call a professional to install my hardwood flooring that I got from or do it myself. I have a lot of info that I gathered on the web, but still it seems difficult I might bite the bullet and have someone else who knows what they are doing install the flooring. Thanks for this post.

  • KitchenApplianceDeals

    This is an excellent example by example resource for my readers. Too often I think people just fear hiring a professional in these cases because they see it as added expense and nothing more.

    What they miss a lot of the times is that a professional designer can save them money by letting them see if their plans have any merit, need a complete rethinking or only need minor adjustments.

  • moldings

    I have a lot of skills and hanging crown molding is one. I would crank up the pancake compressor and pull out the finish nailer to drive a single nail, call me crazy in love. But i am better off when a professional tells me what to place where, the color, etc. I always appreciate the designer’s touch.

    • And no one can fault you for expressing your finish nailer-love!

  • As a cabinetmaker I am blessed with the skills to do my own work. I also design my own stuff. But on the other hand… I was not born with these skills. I do think it is worth the effort to learn some of this stuff, and I especially think those who do kitchen remodelings would be well advised to position themselves as general contractors. Now they may not have the skills or knowledge for this and may well have to rely on others for all they will need. That’s what books are for. And if you find someone you can actually trust, follow him throughout. But I have read entirely too many horror stories about kitchens left unfinished or finished badly to ever want to put my fate in the hands of someone I do know know. Of course, as I say, I am blessed with skills and personal contacts most of us don’t have. But at a minimum, people really should make themselves as knowledgeable as possible about their remodeling before they write the first check.

  • I would never have thought to consult an architect for a cabinet remodel although I certainly agree that placement would be highly important – and probably one of the main reasons to remodel in the first place!

    Without having given it serious consideration I would have consulted a cabinet installer and now I can see that it would make more sense to go with a designer of more broad expertise.

  • Love the kitchen – great advice! I did get many cabinet knobs and details at – it is a gem of a place. We live in Toledo Ohio so it is convenient for us to visit from time to time, but you can also catch them online, too.