Handplane ID Help

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Blog entry by Cody68 posted 08-22-2013 01:48 PM 582 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently received these handplanes from my grandfather. I need help in ID’ing what kind of planes they are. There are no marking on any of them that I can tell. Any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 08-22-2013 01:52 PM

Take a peek at the top of the irons they should have logos on them. The bottom plane looks like an early type Stanley with the lever adjustment for blade depth. Id say a 102 or a 103.

You’ve got a decent little start into the world of hand planes. Welcome to the gang Cody

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Don W

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#2 posted 08-22-2013 01:53 PM

The first one is a transitional. Probably a #22 or 23. match it up with the correct size here,

The second is a late #220 or #220 knock off.

I think the third is a #110 i think.

The last is a very early #103. (very nice plane to own from a collector and user standpoint)

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#3 posted 08-22-2013 02:36 PM

Agree with Don on plane identification. The block planes would all be usable with a bit of clean-up and sharpening. The Transitional plane is probably something to be cleaned up and put on display. Hard to tell with out looking at the mouth to see how much wear there is on the sole of the plane.

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#4 posted 08-22-2013 05:18 PM

Thanks for the help. I know the transitional’s sole is not in the best of shape so I probably won’t be using that one. Next step is cleaning them up and learning how to sharpen the irons and start learning how to use them. Just by browsing the sight I know there is a wealth of knowledge and always somebody that is willing to help.

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