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Forum topic by interpim posted 01-20-2016 03:20 AM 416 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2016 03:20 AM

A friend of mine is giving me a hand plane, and I’ve never heard of the brand before. Has anyone seen one of these before and can offer any information on it?

-- San Diego, CA


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#1 posted 01-20-2016 08:42 PM

It turns out that this is actually a Mayes plane, not Maves. It is 14 inches long and he had the original box it came in. The label on the side is torn, but I can make out that it was made in Johnson City, Tenn. Outside of that I cannot find much else about it. Internet searches are coming up empty. I would like to learn the age of this plane, but I plan on cleaning this one up and using it.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 01-20-2016 08:59 PM

It may be useable but you will prob have to temper your expectations of it. Plastic handles, stickers, cast aluminum and stamped parts are usually a sign of lower tiered planes. That being said.

It’s possibly to make it a user but only so much can be achieved.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 01-20-2016 09:28 PM

Made by Great Neck Tool Co.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#4 posted 01-21-2016 12:45 AM

I took it apart this afternoon cleaned it up a bit flattened the sole and sharpened the iron… it’s now taking whisper thin shavings and I couldn’t be more pleased!

-- San Diego, CA

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#5 posted 01-21-2016 12:55 AM

Awesome

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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