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Stanley Bench Planes, Type 21

01-10-2015 04:48 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 26 comments »

A blog entry dedicated to a Type of Stanley bench plane that gets no respect, the Cordovan line. My interest in them started because the plane I got from my Dad is a Cordovan smoother, a #4. A picture of his: A beautiful example of the type is this Jack: It came in a nice, stapled box with bumblebee graphics: So, starting with the last couple entries in this post of early type study information: Type 19. Planes made by Stanley 1948-1961. All of the features of the previous, except: The frog receiver, in the bottom casting, now is y-shaped. Rosewood is re-introduced, and is often varnished so heavily that it almost obscures the grain. “STANLEY&#...

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