Stanley Planes

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Blog entry by Handi75 posted 11-29-2010 07:22 PM 1506 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I already posted a Midsize Blog post on my Blog and I thought I’d post the link here for everyone to check out.

I’m starting to get into Hand Tools, at least some that I can properly use or try to use anyway. Being Disabled has SOME Disadvantaged but not alot lol.

And as it goes right now, I got 4 Handplanes and I’ve not really used them cause I don’t have a Bench in my Workshop just yet, other things are on my To Do List at the moment before I can Build a Bench. Althou I wish I had the Bench First cause then I can get done what I need to get done easier, but unfortunatly, other things need to be done first.

Above is the Blog post for my Handplanes. Anyone that may be able to help me identify these would be Grateful, I do know from looking at the markings on the planes from left to right are as Followed.

1st Stanley #35 Smoothing Plane?
2nd Stanley #191 Rabbet Plane
3rd Stanley ?? Not sure what this one is.
4th Stanley#110 Low Angle Block Plane ?

Thanks for all of your Insight and info in advance.


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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Joe Watson

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#1 posted 11-29-2010 07:31 PM

the first plan in the picture on your blog sounds about right, 35 is a transition smoother similar to a number 4 iron plane.

third stanley with the blueish japaning is a No 5 jack plane type 20 at the first look. could also be a record with a stanley cap lever as well. should have marks cast into the bed that will tell you what the bed is.

here is a good reference site for stanley planes

-- Got Wood?

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#2 posted 11-29-2010 07:46 PM

Joe, Thanks. I know one of them is a Sweathart Plane? It’s either the Blue one you mentioned or the Low Angle. And they are all Stanley I do recall.

I got them all off ebay for under 100 Bucks.

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 08:08 PM

most likey the block plane is a sweethart. sweethart was a line of planes offered by stanley for a while. they have now made a comeback in recent years. the bluish plane was made in england during the 1970s. planes have become an obsessions of mine :)

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#4 posted 11-29-2010 08:27 PM

I might recommend reading on how to take care of your hand planes. There are a number of books on the subject. First, you may want to clean them up, sharpen, and tune them. Your planes will work 10 times better and just as importantly, you will understand how they work. Keeping them in top shape will make your life a whole lot easier and the quality of what you are doing will show it. Care of your tools comes first or they can become dangerous.

In my blog on my kitchen, the countertops were flattened and cleaned up with hand planes and a #80 scraper after they were glued.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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