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Vaughan and Bushnell 905 Restored

09-06-2015 08:53 PM by terryR | 14 comments »

I believe this is a Vaughan and Bushnell 905 jack plane, probably an early one. Here is an illustration that shows how it appeared in the V&B Tool Catalogue No. 23 (1923): This plane featured a drop forged steel body and nickel plating on the outside of the base, blade, and lever cap. The round sides eventually gave way to square sometime around 1927, and this model remained in production until about 1935. When I scrubbed the grime off this base I discovered remnants of an ugly grey color. At the time, I didn’t know that was the factory japanning, so removed it for the usual black paint. My apologies to V&B enthusiasts! The original tote was complete...

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