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Well Wayne is this some kind of rabbit plane or what?

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Project by jockmike2 posted 09-29-2007 05:03 AM 2279 views 3 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this from the lady I bought my Lathe from. She said I don’t know what this is but here take this. But as far as I know it could be an ice skate sharpener. I’ve never used it and just keep moving it around the shop. Is it worth anything? What is it, do you know? In many circles they call me jockmike, you can just call me a;3lrqwicuq- w

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 09-29-2007 05:18 AM

Mike, It’s a combination plane. I think it’s a Stanley 45. I can’t tell from the photos with out looking it up. It might be from some other company. These things were the routers of their day. The Stanley 45 came with up to 23 blades and the 55 could have over 50. Also made by Sargent, the same one stamped Craftsman and sold by Sears and Sawbuck. Record made one and maybe still does. I think Clifton makes one now to the tune of about $1400. Shiny brand new ones can bring up to $250 on E-bay. They cut all kinds of molding profiles as well as rabbits and dados . They did sash moldiings and window frames. Most were treated very well by the craftsmen who owned them. According to Garrett Hack, the problem is lack of support for the irons. They had a tendency to chatter if you weren’t careful making chips in the molding. The good part was they replaced a whole tool box full of molding planes.
Tom

Clean ‘er up and use it or hang it on the wall. You can get sets of blades on E-Bay and also instruction manuals for these planes. I keep looking at them but haven’t raised my hand yet. Too many other things I need first.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-29-2007 05:21 AM

Mike,
I just looked it up; it is a Stanley #45.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 09-29-2007 05:36 AM

I’m impressed, Tom!

Mike, I’d say it makes a swell paperweight, too.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-29-2007 05:56 AM

I agree. : ^ )

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

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#5 posted 09-29-2007 05:58 AM

well its toms if wayne don’t want it, too bad I just might give it a happy home on the lazy TA Ranch. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 09-29-2007 06:00 AM

So Wayne how bad do you want this thing. mike. or should I say how many do you have.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 09-29-2007 06:02 AM

Nope, you got a neat paper weight, Mike. Enjoy it. Actually the brand is a C over T with the C reversed. See the project with the bathroom door.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 09-29-2007 06:16 AM

Actually I have one. You should clean it up and play with it. But, thanks.

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

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#9 posted 09-29-2007 11:42 AM

Mike.. the challenge is on, it seems…. let us know how it works :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#10 posted 09-29-2007 12:26 PM

Mike, I don’t know…...it’s bad when you have a hold of something and can’t even give it away :-)). I’d say it would make a good paper weight or possibly a light boat anchor. I’m slowly but surely getting sucked into this hand plane club – I’m fighting as hard as I can to stay out, but I’m afraid I’m loosing the battle. I ordered a Work Sharp yesterday from Rockler – trying to convince myself it was just to sharpen my hand full of chisels and my 1 Stanley plane. I know better though. Does anyone know if there is a Tools Anonymous ?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#11 posted 09-29-2007 12:49 PM

Cajun.. that is funny—buying the sharpener before the tools… now you just have to buy the planes or what is the point of having the sharpening system??

with all this talk about planes I can’t believe we are going to turn this beauty into a paperweight! I don’t understand…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#12 posted 09-29-2007 12:49 PM

Cajun.. that is funny—buying the sharpener before the tools… now you just have to buy the planes or what is the point of having the sharpening system??

with all this talk about planes I can’t believe we are going to turn this beauty into a paperweight! I don’t understand…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 09-29-2007 02:10 PM

Debbie,
The thing is that there are literally thousands and thousands of these available, many in near mint condition with complete sets of mint condition blades. The time involved in getting this one into working condition is not cost effective. At any one time there are from 20 to 40 of these #45’s on E-Bay in every condition. The best appear to be in unused condition and have the wooden box that was provided as storage by the Stanley company. Pete Niederberger in California has so many and parts and pieces that he started selling any parts he came to on E-Bay. If you have one of these and need parts he is the go-to guy. He usually has an ad in the classified section in FWW. There is a neat little book out which combines the operating manuals for the #45-#55 and #50 Stanley Planes. One of these would be fun to play with because it can produce face moldings, which are difficult with a router. MLCS or Woodcraft, I can’t remember which produces a set of router bits which reproduce the patterns of the #45-55. The idea was to help people involved with restoration and of course make the company make a profit.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 09-29-2007 02:41 PM

ah, I see !

polish it up and make a nice paperweight :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 09-29-2007 03:17 PM

Step 1 – We admitted we were powerless over tools, and our shops had become unmanagable.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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