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Blog entry by DennisC posted 01-03-2011 02:28 AM 1077 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased this old plane at a yard sale several years ago. It was covered with rust and most of the Japanning was gone. There was one on E-bay recently that looked very similar, but had “Siegley” cast into the tail end. This one has no identifying marks other than “No. 10” on the cap iron. It’s 21.5” long and 2.25” wide. The frog is not adjustable and the cap iron acts as a chip breaker.

I had some time off over the holidays and decided to clean it up.

Do any of you know anything about this model plane?

-- Gen 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.



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TomFran

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#1 posted 01-03-2011 02:34 AM

Looks like a great find and restoration to me. I’ll bet you got a good deal on it too!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 04:42 AM

Its a jointer plane but I am stumped as to who would have made it. Looks good though.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#3 posted 01-03-2011 11:43 PM

No idea, but it sure is a beauty!
Congrat, and what a fine restore you have done.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 01-04-2011 10:53 PM

Looks like a nice joiner. What else need we know? It’s a tool, not a Picasso. It’s meant to work wood, and looks like it would do that job quite well. Use it and enjoy it. Let Sherlock Holmes do the detective work. (grin)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 01:28 AM

I sent an E-mail to Walt at Brass City. This is his response:

Dennis,

I’d say an early Siegley….check out this page for a later one..

http://www.brasscityrecords.com/toolworks/museum/siegley/siegley.html

jacob siegley
planemaker
New york 1878-1883
pennsylvania 1884-1905

I’d say yours would be around 1893

not common planes to find in the wild

nice find…and glad to see you’re using it.

Walt

For records & woodworking tools:
http://www.brasscityrecords.com/
Brass City Records
489 Meadow St
Waterbury CT 06702
203-574-7805

-- Gen 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

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