This was a craigslist item that showed up yesterday evening. I quickly arranged to head over to the sellers house and pick it up. The Stanley 112 is a scraping plane used for finishing surfaces similar to a card scraper. According to Patrick Leach, “this is one of the finest tools ever to have been unleashed on the public from New Britain, Connecticut.” It has been on my shopping list for a while.
This one is in pretty good shape. It has some light rust and is missing it’s blade. It also has some very minor pitting on the sole. It should clean-up nicely. A quick trip to the Craftman Studio web site and a replacement hock blade is on it’s way. Attached are some before photos. I will post a follow-up when I have her cleaned up.
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