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The Gage Collection #1: My First two.

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Blog entry by Don W posted 10-06-2013 06:45 PM 877 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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John gage started making planes in the early 1880’s, probably 1883. In 1817 he sold his interest in the Gage Tool Co., which was bought by Stanley in 1919. As far as I can tell from my research, all planes made by Gage were wood bottom. Stanley added the metal line in 1919. Both were manufactured until 1934.

More picture on my blog.

The #14

This was manufactured by Gage Tool co.

The #G6

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com



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WayneC

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#1 posted 10-06-2013 06:50 PM

Very nice. You a going to have to start charging admission to your shop. (except on free museum day)

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

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#2 posted 10-06-2013 07:14 PM

Don, any advantage to the Gage design or just a collectable thing?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Don W

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#3 posted 10-06-2013 07:46 PM

For me it’s just a collector thing, but there must have been something to it. They sold for 50 years and for Stanley to add a metal line as well says they sold pretty well.

I bought them because they were a decent price and needed rescuing.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#4 posted 10-07-2013 04:15 AM

...and rescue them you did Don. Interesting tote design on that woodie with the metal plates.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#5 posted 10-07-2013 07:57 AM

They sure look nice tools when cleaned up. Thanks for the info

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#6 posted 10-07-2013 02:14 PM

Thank you Don.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 10-12-2013 07:57 PM

Don’s Museum.
Whats the door fee?

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

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#8 posted 10-12-2013 09:43 PM

Just bring a beer Dave!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#9 posted 10-12-2013 10:08 PM

Done!

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

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