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Marples #10 Carriage maker's rabbet plane (Stanley type)

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Blog entry by mafe posted 08-28-2012 10:21 PM 2911 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Marples & sons #10 Carriage maker’s rabbet plane.
A Stanley type plane from UK

Just had to share this plane with the plane lovers here.
It’s a #10 from the English Marples, the only one I have ever seen.
If anyone has any info I will be happy to know.
Found it on E-bay at a really fair price.


It arrived in a big box.


Full of foam chips…


And finally came out to be seen and touched by a happy me.
Notice the wonderful warm red color.
Handle and tote are well made and in mint condition.


Lever cap with the brand.


Body with the brand and model.


Produced in Sheffield.


Original plane iron.


Side opening.
Quite rough machining on the sides of this plane.


A clean mouth.
The sole is well made, straight and smooth.


It will move in to this cabinet where it will replace my Stanley 10.


A late Stanley model that doesn’t hold the same charm I think.


Best thoughts,

Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



15 comments so far

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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 10:31 PM

Hm yeah this definately has more charm and character than the Stanley.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 10:36 PM

Very cool plane…I’m red? with envy, if that’s possible.

BTW if I haven’t said it already, I’ll say it now…I love the cabinet!

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 10:53 PM

sweet! What a gorgeous plane Mads.

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

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 11:03 PM

That’s just plane sweet!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 12:16 AM

congrats Mads :-)

take care
Dennis

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 02:49 AM

Beautiful plane Mads

Cheers – Scott

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 07:04 AM

:)
Very nice Mads, I’m sure it will get

well cared for.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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mafe

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 09:00 AM

Hi ho, guys.
Yes this was a tool nerd post, I know I have the bug…
Just had to share my joy and exitement for this warm red head.
With a big smile.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 08-29-2012 10:57 AM

Love it Mads, we sometimes see Marples here, but more often just the chisels and such.
Record planes are a lot more common, but The worlds toolbox Stanley is the ruler of all..

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#10 posted 08-29-2012 01:40 PM

Mads, thats a cool plane.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 08-30-2012 12:44 PM

Hi Mads-
I’m afraid I have to disagree with the others about this one? I’m sure it will work well as a Carriage Plane, what I take issue with is the poor lettering cast in the lever cap. I have noticed that Marples are a big offender of this.
I mean if they cannot get lettering cast properly in SHEFFIELD then it’s a bad day for British Industry.

I’m sure this will not detract from using the plane as it should. But it is annoying. For that alone I would not replace the Stanley.
Sorry.

John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#12 posted 08-30-2012 01:39 PM

Congrats on this great purchase Mads. I don’t know much about older planes (actually nothing), but I do know that Marples were well known for their very good quality tools. I assume this one will fall into that category. It has found a good home, all is well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 08-30-2012 02:28 PM

Nice! And I love that tool cabinet, I’ve saved it as inspiration for a future tool cabinet remodel I want to do.

-- 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 08-30-2012 02:35 PM

Nice One !!!

I agree Tooling on the side is minimal at best

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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mafe

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#15 posted 08-31-2012 10:51 AM

Hi all,
Thank you for the nice words and to be able to share my joy.
Marples have done some exelent tools, I don’t know so much about theier metal planes, perhaps this was not their speciality but this one is better quality and machining than the one I have from Stanley, even I agree with the fact that the lettering in their logo is really not top of the line. Since I have never seen any other rabbet plane from them and has not been able to find any info on the web, I am thinking it might be a prototype… Perhaps they had it produced at a different producer under their name what was normal practice in England.
Big smile here from the old plane lover.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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