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Blog entry by Don W posted 01-19-2014 02:46 AM 1260 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Tool finds for the day (The stanley #2 story) Part 2 of The joys of rust hunting series Part 3: Its Spring. First 2014 Antique show »

So my wife and I took a ride to the Syracuse fairgrounds for an indoor flea market. Most of the stuff was grossly over priced, but a few gems were discovered.

Between the show and a few shops around, it was a decent day.

I found a nice type 3 Stanley #9 1/2.

I couldn’t resist this set of chamfer guides. I’ve never seen any like them and I can’t find any information on them.

A Stanley #5 1/4
A Stanley #7
A very reasonable Hock 2” cutter
A #53 spoke shave
A set of #45 cutters and rods
The Stanley #220 seen with the chamfer guides
And some miss stuff.

Thanks for stopping by.

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



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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 03:08 AM

I’ve never seen a set of chamfer guides for the hand plane before. The spokeshave looks to be in pretty good condition and that Hock blade looks brand new. Nice gets.

-- 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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#2 posted 01-19-2014 03:11 AM

Nice little haul Don, those chamfer guides are an interesting find. Good pickup on the No 9 1/2, I’ve been on the look out for more block planes and marking gauges but have had little luck so far. Glad to see these found a good home!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#3 posted 01-19-2014 03:11 AM

You’re a master hunter Don. Nice work, congratulations. The chamfer guides are very interesting; have you tested them yet?

-- ~Tony

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 01-19-2014 03:22 AM

Don, I always thought those chamfer guides were for draw knives only? Never occurred to me to use them on a plane, good eye!

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

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Mauricio

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#5 posted 01-19-2014 03:25 AM

Oh that chamfer guide is cool!

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

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reedwood

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#6 posted 01-19-2014 12:18 PM

The coffin plane is one of my favorites. The way the sides swoop down gracefully and the stippling on the cap with a French curly design on the bottom. Pure art! Reminds me of how cursive handwriting use to look.

I would guess someone painted it red at one time. Are you going to restore it? seems like a good candidate for it.

I have never seen those chamfer guides….they gotta be worth 50 – 100.00, I’ll bet.

Nice day indeed!

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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Don W

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#7 posted 01-19-2014 12:32 PM

chamfer guides were for draw knives only

interesting. You could be right. I’ll need some more research. I paid $40 for them. Probably not a deal but I’ve never seen a set.

Mark, I think the 9 1/2 was painted as well, but I don’t think I’m going to restore it.

Tony, will try the guides today. They will stay in my shop on a plane if they work. If not they will go to the collection.

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

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rhybeka

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#8 posted 01-19-2014 01:14 PM

Neat haul Don! Wish I could shadow you both and learn how to spot these kinds of things! May just have to try the flea market close to home and see if I can come up with anything workable :)

-- aspiring jill of all trades

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Don W

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#9 posted 01-19-2014 01:22 PM

Rhybeka, good luck and let us know what you find. I always walk through twice. I didn’t see the chamfer guides the first time around. My wife helps as well. She sees a lot I miss.

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

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terryR

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#10 posted 01-19-2014 02:00 PM

Another great lot of goodies, Don! Congrats on the Type3 stanley block!

I hope the chamfer guides fit a plane, or can be modded!

PM coming your way…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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racerglen

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#11 posted 01-19-2014 02:09 PM

Don, check the Lee Valley lists, they’re selling a ‘modern” version of those guides. The rod they’re on may
have been just to keep the pair together / (like I wish had been done for the one Stanley trammel point I have :-(
And very nice haul !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#12 posted 01-19-2014 02:44 PM

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Don W

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#13 posted 01-19-2014 03:01 PM

Thanks for the info. Mine doesn’t have the lip.

And has the cross bar. Interesting….......

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

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Don W

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#14 posted 01-19-2014 03:11 PM

I did find another reference.

PAT’D JULY 19, 1887 on a set of drawknife chamfer guides with graduated keeper bar. Nickel plated. Has two sets of screw holes to accommodate various drawknives. Good+. ($55-110).

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

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theoldfart

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#15 posted 01-19-2014 04:38 PM

Don, I’m looking forward to a blog on using them. I’ve been looking for something like those for a while.

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

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