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Shop Tools #16: New Plane Stanley 5 1/4c

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 08-29-2013 12:06 AM 1168 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Stanley 45 and two boxes of cutters Part 16 of Shop Tools series Part 17: Stanley Bedrock 605 1/2c »

Just documenting this plane. It will fill this slot in my bench plane family until I get crazy lucky and find a 605 1/4 in the wild or have extra money to plunk down on the LN version of the plane. I am upgrading from a post WW2 version of the plane.

This one is an early example and it is corrugated. If you take Patrick Leech at his word this is the scarcest (5 1/4 corrugated plane) of the Stanley bench planes. Unfortunately this one has been drilled to hang on the wall.

More info can be found on Stanley Bench Planes at Patrick's Blood and Gore.

From the original eBay Listing. (Note to plane sellers, if you are selling a quality plane this is a good way to photograph it. If your selling a junky one, carry on with the out of focus photos taken from strange angles.)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov



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Dave

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#1 posted 08-29-2013 01:25 AM

Man that is a keeper. Nice plane and nice photos.
Wayne I happened to buy a fellow LJ Stanley and Miller falls set of planes. I have been having a blast playing with the metal bodies.
That is an excellent way to present a plane for sale.
Thanks for sharing.

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

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 08-29-2013 02:01 AM

@WayneC—That hang hole is a bummer, but a really nice vintage plane overall. I totally agree with your comment and instructions on how to photograph a plane for sale. The pics you posted really show the total condition and inventory of parts. Nice camera work.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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WayneC

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#3 posted 08-29-2013 02:09 AM

Thanks. Dave and Don.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 08-29-2013 02:24 AM

That is a really nice plane…hole or not. The C takes it to the next level.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 08-29-2013 04:03 PM

Very nice, indeed. Gonna leave the hole as is, maybe carry on the tradition of hanging it on the wall near your bench?

:-)

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

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WayneC

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#6 posted 08-29-2013 05:57 PM

I will keep it as it is. It will probably live in my tool chest.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 08-29-2013 07:01 PM

At least the hole appears to have been drilled with care. I’ve seen some where the hole is either gigantic, rough around the edges, offcenter, and even two overlapping holes (I assume they wanted to fit it on a hook instead of a nail). Nice restore!

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