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Help identifying this plane and restoring

by WorksInTheory
posted 10-02-2017 07:57 PM

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#1 posted 10-02-2017 08:08 PM

Without seeing the plane I would recommend this web site for starters.

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#2 posted 10-02-2017 09:03 PM

Would this be a wood bodied plane?

Like this? If si, the handle slides into a dovetail, and is glued in…...

Murphy’s Oil Soap to scrub things clean.

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 05:24 AM

Hi all, had to get home and figure out how to get pictures uploaded but got it.

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#4 posted 10-13-2017 04:07 AM

Hi all – should be able to see the pics now

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#5 posted 10-13-2017 03:36 PM

There is a screw at the top of the tote (handle); pull the lever cap, cap iron and cutter and it’ll be visible. A little looseness isn’t a show stopper, but all should be snug.

You’ve got a more recent example of a Stanley #4 smoothing plane. Hardwood handle, stained, with cordovan body finish. One of the last iterations of hand planes made in the USA by Stanley.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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