My Introduction to Hand Planes #2: Collection is growing already

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Blog entry by GrumpyCub posted 06-27-2016 05:25 PM 926 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up a few more planes since I got the #5 for my birthday.

A friend gave me the the wooden plane on top. I believe it is long enough to be considered a jointer. It is stamped New York Tool on the toe end. He also gave me another # 5. This one is the type 19, second from the right.

Also pictured are three #4’s. From left to right they are:

1. A Miller’s Falls parts plane. The side of the plane was broken, but the guy at the antique store threw it in with the other 2.

2. What I believe to be a Type 6 Stanley #4

3. What I believe to be a Type 20 Stanley Handyman #4

I used the plane dating flowchart on to arrive at these conclusions. Any opinions or advice on these planes are most welcome.

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#1 posted 06-27-2016 07:28 PM

Oh no, you have the sickness. Stop now before it consumes you.!!!!!
To feed that sickness, you should look up the “Handplanes of your dreams” thread. It has been around for a while, more than 1000 pages and thousands of posts. Lots of great information and a good group of folks that hang out on that thread.
Nice start to a fun collection.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#2 posted 06-30-2016 05:47 AM

Mike’s right, your addicted.

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#3 posted 06-30-2016 04:27 PM

Haha…yes I might be.

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#4 posted 06-30-2016 04:35 PM

Have you mainlined or snorted any rust yet? Or wondered what evaporust tastes like?

-- "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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#5 posted 06-30-2016 04:59 PM

chrisstef…I haven’t quite gotten there yet. Although I dare say I have inhaled a fair amount of rest and metal. Flattening the soles has produced a lot of powder. :-)

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