There seems to be a lot of talk about planes on the forum these days, so I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring. In David's Hand Planes #1 - Stanley Bench Plane I said I’d try to post some pictures of my great grandfather’s old planes, so here they are.
I wish I had some wonderful story to give you about my great grandfather using these planes, but all I know is that they were his old wooden tool chest that I found recently in my mother’s garage. He passed away when I was very young so I never really got a chance to know him, but I like to think that he created a lot of great things with these planes. Hopefully I can clean them up and restore them to a usable state so that I can create a lot more great things with them.
I mentioned in David’s thread that I had a couple of Bedrock planes, but I was mistaken. Only one of four is a Bedrock. I’m not sure what the others are since I’m not familiar at all with planes, but I’m hoping someone can help me with some identifications.
The first four pictures are of the Bedrock plane. This plane is in the best shape out of the four. It seems that all of the pieces are there, but the handles are cracked and beaten up.
This next plane has more damage than the Bedrock. All of the pieces are there, but the handles are cracked on this one also. There is a large piece broken off of one side. The front of the plane has an “05” on it which leads me to believe it may be a Stanley No. 5. I’m not sure about that, but it’s my best guess.
This next little plane had no names or numbers on it so your guess is as good as mine. This one seems to be missing several pieces.
This final plane is some kind of oddball. I’ve never seen another one like it, but maybe one of you guys can identify it.
I hope some of you plane experts out there can help me identify what I have here. Like I said before, I’d like to restore these to working order. I’m not interested in selling them, so the “value” to be will never have a dollar sign behind it. I just hope I can learn to use them and create something that would have made my great grandfather proud.
-- JP, Louisville, KY