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Blog entry by RossF posted 903 days ago 707 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This past weekend I went to a local gun show with a friend of mine not expecting to run across any tools. Out of the 50 or so vendors there I walk up to a table full of old tools and my heart starts beating a bit quicker. Never expected to see some cool old tools at a gun show.

The guns were nice to look at but out of my price range. I look around and see lots of old tools but nothing I’m looking for until I find this old block plane. It has the number 0220 on the front and on the back knob it says “Ohio.T. Co.”. This thing looks fairly old and its not in bad shape. Once I see the price I knew it was going home with me. Really pleased with the purchase. Does anyone have an idea if this plane is rare? Thanks for any replies….



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 903 days ago

While i dont think that its a rare tool youll find it darn useful, im always grabbing for my block planes.

-- "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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Bertha

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#2 posted 903 days ago

No, not rare, but definitely desirable. This is a really nice specimen. The front knob looks to be in excellent condition and I like the long adjuster better than the one on the Stanley 220. Remember when you used to be able to afford guns at gun shows? Weird how that happened somehow. Congrats!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Dallas

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#3 posted 903 days ago

It’s made by Ohio Tool Works. I don’t know much more about it than that, except it was a pretty good little block plane when the one I had was in one piece. Mine got dropped and broke in two.

I’m not certain, but it looks like the knob screw and the frog screw are the wrong ones.

Sharpen, Hone and use… you’ll be happy I think.

Or you could send it to me and I’ll give it a good tuning and get it back to you really quick, maybe a year or two after I make sure it works right! LOL

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Dave

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#4 posted 902 days ago

A good little gem you have found.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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