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BoardCop

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06-02-2015 02:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley 4-12 question plane

I bought this 4-1/2 and thought it was a type 15. After reading a few different plane typing guilds I’m not sure if I’m right, wrong or got some parts to a 4-1/2 all put together. The sole doesn’t have a patent #, has 4-1/2 in front of the tall knob and made in the USA behind the frog. The cap has a kidney shaped hole with very faded orange paint. There is no frog adjustment screw. Some pics for all you guys that know much more than I about these. Thanks!!

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#1 posted 06-02-2015 04:14 AM

You have a type 17 WWII production plane. The give a ways are:
1 Hardwood instead of rosewood
2 thick casting
3 plastic depth adjuster
4 lever cap with no orange paint probably no nickel
5 no frog adjustment screw.

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#2 posted 06-02-2015 04:15 AM

Looks like it is from WWII era, due to the rubber wheel. That means about anything could turn up on one of these planes. Just depended on what they had on the assembly line that day, when it was made.

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#3 posted 06-02-2015 09:19 AM

I agree with a type 17. Two things come into play here. First, Stanley wasn’t worried about a type study, they used the parts that they had on hand and second, most type studies are based on a #4, so other sizes could vary.

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#4 posted 06-02-2015 10:18 AM

Go to hyperkitten.com good reference site.

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#5 posted 06-02-2015 11:05 AM

I went to hyper kitten after time tested tools, that’s where the confusion set in. TTT has always been my go to but I saw the orange paint in the lever Stanley and it’s kidney shape. HP says it’s a 15 but it doesn’t match TTT. I’ll go with Don on the 17. Hope I did alright as far as buying. Thanks everyone!!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#6 posted 06-02-2015 12:32 PM

I also think its a Type 17. For reference, I generally use rexmill.com

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#7 posted 06-02-2015 01:06 PM

Okay thanks Dave. I’ll add them to my resources.

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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