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Three Rusty Planes #2: 3 rusty planes

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Blog entry by Makarov posted 303 days ago 798 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This weekend I went to a garage sale, I picked up three planes the Stanleys were $1 each and the craftsman rabbit plane was $5. I left probably 10 planes on the table but didn’t have money with me and it was so dark I could not see the markings on the planes.

I live on a peninsula with the Pacific ocean on one side and a bay on the other, things rust here. I think I can clean these up, the only fear is that the blades are too rusty.

My Grandfather was a finish carpenter, My earliest wood working memory was standing in his shop, I was probably 4 or 5 and watching him use a plane, the sound of it as it cut wood playing with the curl it made.

I have a feeling I am addicted already to planes and just don’t know it yet.

Eric

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun



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Don W

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#1 posted 302 days ago

welcome to the dark side.

Looks like you have a #78 clone, A #118, and a #103 clone.

The 103 is a nice little apron plane. Good luck with them.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Makarov

84 posts in 304 days


#2 posted 302 days ago

Thanks, the 78 is a craftsman I cant tell through the rust who made the 103 yet but am working on it,

Eric

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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ratchet

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#3 posted 302 days ago

Should be fun to clean up. I’m addicted to planes and their refurb as well.
http://lumberjocks.com/ratchet/blog/21662

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Makarov

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#4 posted 302 days ago

The only name on the 103 is Stanley rule & level co on the Iron. once I get the grime off of it and the rust off the iron, I will use it. there is enough finish on it that I don’t want to strip and refinish it. How can you tell a fake 103 from the real deal?

ratchet, thanks for the link, that is a beautiful plane. I did a sight seach for plane and am working my way through the site.

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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Don W

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#5 posted 302 days ago

My guess would be the 103 is a Handyman. Still made by Stanley. It probably had a sticker on the cap that fell off years ago.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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