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Forum topic by Johnny2plat posted 02-09-2016 02:21 AM 617 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2016 02:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hand plane wooden plane tool identification

Can any of you hand plane experts help me identify this EC Emmerich Wooden Hand Plane? Specifically, I want to answer 2 questions.

1. The approximate age. I know it’s older since it doesn’t have the 2 different woods on modern ECE planes. And it doesn’t have a way to adjust the blade from side to side. But I see that they still offer a non-adjustable jointer plane (see last pic from ECE website).

2. The purpose/use of this plane. It is long so maybe it’s for jointing?

I picked this up at a flea market for $3 and thought it would be fun to restore. I don’t believe the blade is original. It also doesn’t seem to be used much. If the blade was used, it seems like it would have evidence of hammer marks – both on the back of the blade and on that little metal circle that is on the front of the plane.

Some specs:
Total Length:
17” Width/Height: 2.75” x 2.75” Blade Iron Width: 2” Blade Iron Length: 6” (it is shorter than the wooden wedge that holds it in. Maybe it’s been sharpened so many times it sits below the wedge?). Bedding Angle: 45 degrees

Other Notes:
- it does have the ECE Logo/Badge with Garantie 1852 on it
- the handle is different than the modern ECE planes
- the blade and cap iron/chipbreaker are very heavy/thick (at least compared to my Stanley Planes)



Modern ECE Jointer Plane for reference:
Note the use of both beech and hornbeam.

Any thoughts on the age and use would be much appreciated!

thanks,

John

-- John


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#1 posted 02-09-2016 06:29 AM

Why not asking them: http://www.ecemmerich.com/kontakt.html

They are still in bussiness.

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 07:51 AM

jack/jointer plane

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 09:09 PM

Equivalent to a #6 Stanley

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