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Misc. Shop Stuff #64: Craftsman ‘CBB’ Planes

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 11-09-2017 01:06 AM 1620 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One of my first ‘pristine’ tool finds was a Craftsman 5CBB jack plane. Still had the decal, and I liked the red and blue accents.

Fast forward a half dozen years and I find another ‘CBB’ on ebay and do some research. They’re Millers Falls planes made for Craftsman. Not prime bench planes, but quite serviceable. It seems there were Stanley equivalents for bench sizes 3 through 7, no fractionals. I’m not one to covet a 6 (I find them quite worthless), so with today’s addition of a 7CBB I’m calling this a Collection.

Just a bit of fun, thought I’d share. C’ya!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --



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#1 posted 11-09-2017 01:43 AM

As a Miller’s Falls fan.

Nice finds! Looking good

-- - Terry

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#2 posted 11-09-2017 03:11 AM

Quite a nice “collection” brother.
All look great and I bet they give you very nice service.

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#3 posted 11-09-2017 11:15 AM

You know you need the 6, right?

Nice collection.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 11-09-2017 01:32 PM



You know you need the 6, right?

- Don W

Mark my words: I will never own the No. 6 in this Craftsman line. Never.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 11-09-2017 01:33 PM


You know you need the 6, right?

- Don W

Mark my words: I will never own the No. 6 in this Craftsman line. Never. I already own a T13 version of the six, and that’s too many of them.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 11-09-2017 02:40 PM

... but what if it is a really spotless specimen that someone is throwing away?

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 11-09-2017 04:02 PM



... but what if it is a really spotless specimen that someone is throwing away?

- AnthonyReed

”Don’t you put that evil on me, Ricky Bobby!”

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#8 posted 11-09-2017 04:03 PM

You have plenty of room.

-- ~Tony

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#9 posted 11-09-2017 04:06 PM

No. No. No. No. No.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#10 posted 11-09-2017 04:14 PM

Plenty.

-- ~Tony

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#11 posted 11-09-2017 04:50 PM

A #6 Makes a decent shooting plane dontcha know.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#12 posted 11-09-2017 04:56 PM

No.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#13 posted 11-09-2017 05:23 PM

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#14 posted 11-09-2017 05:24 PM

If I find a 6CBB somewhere, I’m sending it to Smitty.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#15 posted 11-09-2017 05:33 PM

The hunt is on ^

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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