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Alonso

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1690 days ago

Hey folks,

I recently got a “Stanley No 5 corrugated”, after a close inspection I came up to the conclusion that its not an Stanley, due to several factors, (I hope to be wrong)

I took several photos for you to please help me identify this plane correctly, is it a good quality plane?, the blade says “Ohio” and the main body “No 05” and that’s about it.

So if anyone knows anything about this plane I will appreciate your help a lot.

So what do you think, is it worth to keep it ?

Thanks

Alonso

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.


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northwoodsman

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#1 posted 1690 days ago

I think you may be right. You have a Stanley Lever Cap however. Go to http://www.hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/ for great info.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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Alonso

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#2 posted 1690 days ago

I don’t think I can really use that information since there’s no Stanley marks other than the Lever Cap, and that its easy to switch it from another plane but hey, there’s a lot of good information. What I see on this plane is this.

1) No brass screws for the knob of tote.
2) No screw adjuster behind the frog (last picture)
3) Cap iron is not the same width as the blade (picture no 8)
4) Lateral adjustment lever is not typical for stanley (at least not on the ones that I already own) (picture 9)

Today or tomorrow I should receive another Stanley No 5 corrugated I will compare them both and see what I can find

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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RealtorJim

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#3 posted 1690 days ago

The body appears to be an Ohio Tool Company Plane.

-- "If you can't find it, build it. If you can't build it, then you must need some more tools."

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CaseMan

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#4 posted 1690 days ago

Can’t tell you if it is a Stanley or a Franken-plane. These might help:
http://primeshop.com/access/woodwork/stanleyplane/pftsynch.htm
http://home.comcast.net/~rexmill/planes101/typing/typing.htm

For a user: Regardless of who made it, it’s worth keeping if it makes nice shavings and does it’s job.
For a collector: If you can’t identify it, resell it as a user (but don’t advertise it as a Stanley).

-- - CaseMan -

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MrHudon

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#5 posted 1690 days ago

The 5 on a Stanley would be on the other end of the plane and it would be “No 5”, not “No 05”
Bailey would be in the front. More then likely not a Stanley, sorry I can’t tell who did make it.
If you bought it to use and it works, why not use it?

-- Mark, www.mrhudon.com

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WayneC

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#6 posted 1689 days ago

The main concern I would have from a user perspective is if the Frog is not able to mate with body of the plane correctly. The parts look to be of reasonable quality. Though it definately is a Frakenplane. Any chance the tote mod is to accomidate someone with large hands?

I agree with caseman, sharpen it up and try it out. Make your decision from there.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mvflaim

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#7 posted 1689 days ago

That is no question an Ohio Tool Co No 5 with a Stanley lever cap. Put an edge on it and use it.

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WayneC

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#8 posted 1689 days ago

Does the Ohio frog normally have the small gaps between the frog and the bed?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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WayneC

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#9 posted 1689 days ago

It very well may have the gap.

Here is an ohio #5 on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/OHIO-TOOL-CO-NO-05-WOOD-PLANE-CORRUGATED-BOTTOM-TOOL_W0QQitemZ150404902844QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2304d4afbc

I also found another photo showing the gap between the frog and body of the plane. I am in agreement with MVflamim.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Alonso

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#10 posted 1689 days ago

Let me ask something,

Excuse my ignorance but what do you mean by ”Frakenplane”

WayneC

I will take a couple more of pictures of the frog area, when I was putting it back together it gave me a little bit of hard time to do it, perhaps like you said is not sitting totally flat

By the way I got my Stanley Bailey No 5 “genuine” :0 today and this one is not even close to be like the one I got today, which seems to be pretty old like a type 5~7 which make it about 123 to 110 years old !!!!! I’ll post some pics later on.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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Alonso

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#11 posted 1689 days ago

Wayne, the main body of that one seems pretty similar to mine, if not the same one.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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WayneC

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#12 posted 1689 days ago

I do think the only things that are out of place are the lever cap and the tote. Think the tote is a stanley tote. Assumes this is an Ohio Tool company #5.

Frankenplane is slang for a plane some one constructed of spare parts they had lieing around in their shop.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Alonso

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#13 posted 1689 days ago

Got it …. thanks

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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Alonso

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#14 posted 1689 days ago

Ok so here it is the picture of the frog from different angles…

You can see on this last picture that there’s some gap between the frog and the main casting…

And a couple of pictures of the tote, I’m still thinking this is not an stanley….. any other guess

I think after all I will keep it, if I don’t use it I will at least look nice on the wall… lol

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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mvflaim

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#15 posted 1689 days ago

Looks like someone drove a dowel down the long tote hole then drill a smaller diameter hole for the screw they were using. If you’re wondering what the tool is worth, it’s worth what you paid for it. It also appears to be repainted so collectors will be turned off by that along with the other things that are not original. Should be a nice user though.

-- http://mvflaim.wordpress.com/

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