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Project by wb8nbs posted 08-22-2011 04:29 AM 2019 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Winchester model 3040 transition plane from a garage sale. Who knew Winchester made planes? I didn’t. Google did not produce much information, but one post said he was pretty sure the Winchester planes were made by Sargent. It has a really good blade. After a good sharpening it pulls off wispy see-through shavings.

There was hardly any japanning left after the electrolysis scrub down so I sprayed it with Rust-Oleum. Gave the wood part a light sanding and applied BLO. I think it’s beautiful.

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.





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Joe Watson

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 05:06 AM

the plane was made by sargent for the simmons hardware which sold several brands. I have an oak lead transitional plane that was made by stanley for the simmons company. several brands of planes were sold under them but the most famous was keen kutter. simmons contracted other companies to make planes keen kutter, oak leaf, and winchester. on way to tell who made them was the lateral lever. basically four makers made planes stanley union millers falls and sargent. at some period union was purchased then later sargent was purchased as well by stanley.

here is a link for reference http://www.brasscityrecords.com/toolworks/graphics/plane%20id.html

i love hand planes. like i said i have an oak leaf transition but i also have several iron bodied planes and two wood bodied planes. been trying to get more information for the history which is a lot of fun.

-- Got Wood?

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wb8nbs

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 03:56 PM

Hey, thanks Joe, the Winchester has the Sargent style lever. I bookmarked that link. Do you have any information that would date the plane?

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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#3 posted 08-22-2011 04:32 PM

I haven’t seen any history pages on transition planes to date one yet. so far the only planes i have seen able to determine age are millers falls and stanley iron planes with the resources on the internet. might be some books out but I an not aware of them.

sargent plane history http://www.thckk.org/history/sargent.pdf

simmons hardware history http://www.thckk.org/history/simmons-hdwe.pdf

-- Got Wood?

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#4 posted 08-22-2011 08:47 PM

Thats a nice transitional plane. I have a Winchester 3020, but no Winchester transitionals.

I’ve started taken somewhat of an interest transitionalals, but have not restored any yet. Yours looks like its in nice shape and you did a nice job restoring it to boot.

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

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wb8nbs

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 04:59 PM

Thanks Joe, for the thckk.org Simmons Hardware lead. I now believe since the plane has only the Winchester logo, it was made between 1919 and 1922.

This is a “user” restoration since I painted it. It feels a little awkward, I am used to iron planes with a tote on the rear but it works OK. It has trouble getting a real fine shaving because I think, the throat opening can’t be closed up. I was able to work some Jatoba with it so the blade is good.

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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#6 posted 08-23-2011 05:10 PM

Veeerryy nice! I love Winchester planes but I don’t own any.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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