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Forum topic by Newfounlandwood posted 03-26-2010 11:54 PM 1056 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Newfounlandwood

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03-26-2010 11:54 PM

Hey guys,
I’m new to the whole vintage hand plane scene. I was looking at some planes, can someone give me some idea about how old they are?? As well, any good sites for dating old stanley’s? I know about “blood and gore”, but I was looking for something to help me date individual planes.
Here’s the first:
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http://s923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/newfoundlandwood/?action=view&current=smooth2.jpg
http://s923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/newfoundlandwood/?action=view&current=smooth1.jpg
http://s923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/newfoundlandwood/?action=view&current=smooth4.jpg

And the second:

http://s923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/newfoundlandwood/?action=view&current=block3.jpg
http://s923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/newfoundlandwood/?action=view&current=block2.jpg
http://s923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/newfoundlandwood/?action=view&current=block1.jpg

I haven’t seen many old stanley blocks like this, I’m guessing it’s a newer model? What do you think of these for some good user planes.

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PurpLev

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#1 posted 03-26-2010 11:56 PM

“date this planes”.... kinda kinky… but I guess some folks here would approve.

as for the planes – they look like good user planes, even if they are not tuned- they can easily be made so, and perform very well.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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bigike

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#2 posted 03-26-2010 11:59 PM

for some reason i’m having trouble viewing them?

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Newfounlandwood

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#3 posted 03-27-2010 12:13 AM

Thanks Purplev. Any idea of how old these are?
Bigike, I was trying to make the actual photos appear in my post. It didn’t work out. You should be able to click on the link now.

Dennis

-- My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 03-27-2010 12:30 AM

not sure of the actual date, but these are their more recent models (as ‘recent’ goes). at least the smoother.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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newplane

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#5 posted 03-27-2010 12:34 AM

This is a pretty good flow chart for plane dating.

http://hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/dating_flowchart.php#Types 1-20

And I have printed this one out to hang in my shop

https://home.comcast.net/~rexmill/planes101/typing/plane_typing.txt

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#6 posted 03-27-2010 02:27 AM

Go to Google or ASK.com , type. Stanley-Bailey type study. A page from Jay Sutherland will appear. Quite helpful.(This page is for regular smoothing planes. ) There is a page for Stanley 45 type study and also a page for stanley 46 type study.

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