Tools #7: More hand planes

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Blog entry by Joe Watson posted 07-14-2010 04:29 AM 3529 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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its been a while and I have been meaning to update with newer planes in my shop.

entire collection of planes
entire collection

bedrock keen kutter, keen kutters were made by Stanley for Simmons Hardware.
keen kutter bedrock

Stanley 71 router plane
router plane

one of the biggest jointer planes i have seen. Comes in at 26 inches long.
wooden jointer plane

-- Got Wood?

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 04:47 AM

Being a plane collector.
I like this !

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#2 posted 07-14-2010 05:10 AM

Nice! Does that Keen Kutter really have a Bedrock frog? I thought Stanley kept those only for themselves.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 07-14-2010 03:22 PM

not at all in fact you can usually get in on a bedrock cheaper by looking for the keen kutters because most dont know that keen kutters were available in bedrock frogs. but you have to know also what to look for. for starters stamped in the toe where the knob is will be the size of the plane. usually you will see KK and the number. the bedrocks however were a single k with the number. like for instance my bedrock is a K5 the bailey version was KK5.

here is a reference

-- Got Wood?

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 09:50 PM

Rhykenology at its best!!!!!!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 11:58 PM

I agree that Keen Kutters with the single “K” are a great find. I have several and all at a fraction of what I’d have spent on Bedrocks. You can’t have too many planes. Way to go! -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#6 posted 07-15-2010 09:35 PM

The handle on the big jointer is in remarkable condition Joe, Nice find!!!

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#7 posted 07-15-2010 10:17 PM

Thanks for the info Joe. That is something I hadn’t known.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 07-15-2010 10:20 PM

thanks kip. here is something i learned as well the jointer plane has sandusky tool on the blade apparently through some reading was another name ohio tool co made tools through.

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