Today was a great day I had paid a visit to a fellow l j [william]. We had a great time. Then I picked up two more planes. First I will show some pictures and then give a little provenance of the history of the planes. Or as much as I can.
First is a smother. Sorry about the pic’s, it seems I loose about 30% of the right side of every picture!
The tool maker markings are New York Tool Co. From what I can find out The New York Tool Co. is a name used buy Aurborn Tool Co. From 1864 to 1893. This is the part I love. They were made at the Aurborn Correctional Institute by inmates.
Now there were 3 tool stamp changes. If the O is the same size as the C in CO. that was the first set. If the O is lower case and raised that would be during the middle years. If the O is underlined that would be in the latter years. This one is lower cased and raised.
Now the second plane I found is a moving fillister. 1860-1907
This one was a little harder to get the history on.
The tool marking states Pryke & Palmer upper Thames ste9, the ste9 is not very legible.
It is missing a part and has had some old repairs done to it. It was late and I had been out most of the day but could not resist taking them out to the shop and doing at least some dis-assembly.
The fillister broke down with very little trouble.
I do not have one of the wedges, and it looks like someone had replaced the iron wedge with one that is way to thin.
The main body is still in good shape. I the depth adjusmet is working great.
Now the smother.
Its is in great condition. It looks hardly used.
I think I might spend a little more time one this tonight.
The mouth is still tight.
The irons are in great shape also.
I spent some time flattening and honing the iron and chip breaker.
A little chalk on the sole and let us see how flat it is.
The first 5 swipes across some 150 grit show that between the mouth and heal it is a little high.
The iron bedding is in fair shape and only gets a little scraping tonight.
the first shavings after assembly.
I had put camber in the blade but still wanted to see what it would do on some figured wood.
A test on some tiger maple.
Not so bad. Its 1:00 am, bed time. good night
thanks for viewing ;)
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