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The Siegley Collection #2: The #6

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Blog entry by Don W posted 199 days ago 1222 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: My First. The #5 Part 2 of The Siegley Collection series Part 3: The #18 knuckle »

John F. Rumpf did a type study in his book, Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes in America by Roger Smith and Plane Makers of Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. According to him there 13 types between 1892 and 1901. In 1901 he sold his operation to Stanley and they took over the manufacturing.

I haven’t determined if these two (the #5 and #6) are one of the last ones he made on his own, or one of the first ones after Stanley took over. I’m thinking they are after the sale.

EDIT: Some new information.

The best way to tell the difference between a Siegley made and a Stanley made is the cap iron.
If it has a checkered diamond pattern it’s a Stanley version.

Also Siegley never put his name on any of his planes, except for the
number two adjustable which had a small logo with the patent date on it.

Jacob Siegley never made transitional planes, or a bench plane with a lever cap.

The book’s only $15 and well worth it if you will be buying Siegley planes.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)



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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 199 days ago

Siegleys are nice looking planes. Are they exclusively corrugated soles?

-- ~Tony

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WayneC

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#2 posted 199 days ago

How common are they? I do not think I have seen too many. Also, lovely restore.

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

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WayneC

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#3 posted 199 days ago

Oh and can you add some company history and type study info. :)

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

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Brad

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#4 posted 199 days ago

And when you’re done sharing the company history, do tell how it feels in use? Perhaps embellish your tool porn shots by adding some money-shot plane shaving pictures? That lever cap is one sexy hunk of steel.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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Don W

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#5 posted 199 days ago

some added info.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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WayneC

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#6 posted 199 days ago

Thanks for the info Don.

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

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Deycart

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#7 posted 199 days ago

Where can I find a copy for 15?

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Don W

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#8 posted 199 days ago

I bought mine at Amazon. EBay has them as well.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#9 posted 199 days ago

sweet, nothing more to say.. Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#10 posted 199 days ago

I’m sure there is value to the fluted sole, I guess that style is an aquired taste?

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Dave

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#11 posted 199 days ago

I was not aware of there existence. Thanks Don.

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

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Don W

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#12 posted 197 days ago

New info posted.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#13 posted 195 days ago

Beauties!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 193 days ago

Wow that is a gorgeous plane! Nice job Don.

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