Six Old Planes

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Blog series by Ocelot updated 05-15-2017 08:17 PM 2 parts 3663 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: An old RED pair: Stanley No 80 and Stanley No 220

05-15-2017 04:40 PM by Ocelot | 5 comments »

I recently bought a box of 6 old planes. My impression of these, without any confirmation from the seller, is that they have been together for a very long time. Amongst them were 2 RED Stanleys. A No 80 and No 220. I believe they were factory painted red, and were produced around 1900. For me, the most interesting thing about these is that they seem to have stayed together for over 100 years. The clamp screws have shoulders but the blad...

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Part 2: Stanley Bailey No 4C, Type 11 - with patent date on iron

05-15-2017 08:17 PM by Ocelot | 1 comment »

One item from this set is a Bailey No 4C, Type 11. I had been looking for one of these for a reasonable price a few years ago and ended up with a pretty rough one (not corrugated). The one in the “six plane” group is excellent. Not sharpened yet, so no shavings. No time to write much. Let the photos speak. It has 4 deficiencies (other than a slightly short iron).1) The depth adjuster stud is loose in the frog. It’s the only one I have that has come out of the frog...

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