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My Hand Planes- Meet the Boys #2: RECORD #04 Smooth Plane Circa 1955

675 days ago by Johnnyblot | 4 comments »

Here we have a RECORD #04 Smoothing Plane.This is shown here in ‘as found’ condition, a recent Ebay purchase. I decided to to do some ‘homework’ to establish when this might have been made? Judging by the parts: -· the frog- flat machined straight sides, from 1931 to 1956. · the body- how the frog is seated. The frog receiver in the body casting was modified from a straight central rib to a wishbone shaped buttress around 1955 to 1960. This plane has the straight central rib. · the lateral lever- Solid disc at the end of the lateral lever with “RECORD” marked on the lateral lever, about 1952 to late 1957. · the wood u...

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