Again documenting another plane. I believe this is a type 5, the first of the square sides. This plane was only made in 1911 making it approximately 102 years old. This will be my primary 5 1/2 size user. It was obtained in the mail from eBay today.
Main complaints are the tote broken in two places, the chip breaker on the blade backwards, and the frog way out of adjustment. Also, the seller sanded the plane a bit, which I think probably turned some folks off.
I disassembled, replaced the broken tote, applied wax to the parts and reassembled. Sharpening and testing will come later.
Lever Cap and blade off
Tote Damage. The horn was actually nailed on.
Closer View of the lever cap
View of the back of the lever Cap. Note that it is marked with the plane size. Not noticed one marked like this before.
Good view of a bedrock plane frog mounts, pins and screws. One of the advantages of the bedrock frog design is that you can adjust the mouth of the plane without removing the lever cap, blade and chip breaker.
Here is a closer view of where the frog mounts with the screws in place. The center screw move the forward or back and the side screws tighten the frog.
This view is the frog sitting in the bed you can see down into the pin holes. It is important when you put the pins in that you align the holes on the pins so that they are aligned with the screws used to secure the frog.
Final shots before it enters the tool chest for the night.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of a bedrock plane if you had not seen one up close before. Also as a side note, this design is what the Lie-Nielson and Windriver bench planes are based on. They are similar in design.
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