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Marn64

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09-16-2016 08:43 PM

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Hey everyone, I got this little mystery stanley sweetheart block plane for 12.30 $. anyone know anything about it?

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee


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Ocelot

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#1 posted 09-16-2016 10:03 PM

Some dimensions would help. Also a photo of the insides.

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Marn64

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#2 posted 09-16-2016 10:28 PM


Some dimensions would help. Also a photo of the insides.

- Ocelot


Its 6 inches long, 1 3/4 wide, and 1 inch tall with an adjustable throat. I will be posting more photos by editing the original post.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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johnstoneb

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#3 posted 09-16-2016 11:03 PM

It looks like a Stanley 60 1/2 missing the front knob and throat adjusting cam lever at least.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Don W

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#4 posted 09-17-2016 10:42 PM


It looks like a Stanley 60 1/2 missing the front knob and throat adjusting cam lever at least.

- johnstoneb

I agree.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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HokieKen

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#5 posted 09-18-2016 01:41 AM

Yep, one of my most used planes – 60 1/2. Unfortunately, buying a cam lever and thumb screw will cost more than you paid for the plane and with the back of the mouth being that rough, it may not be a good user.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Don W

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#6 posted 09-18-2016 12:07 PM

I don’t think the back of the mouth will hurt performance. Time to look for a parts plane!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 09-18-2016 12:35 PM

The thumb screw is paramount. With that, the plane becomes useable again. I agree with Don the mouth won’t pose an issue. The eccentric lever is more of a nice to have when you want to adjust the mouth (which is not often once you have it where you want it). Nice pickup, almost ready for work too.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 09-18-2016 01:44 PM

I have one with a cracked body that I am parting out. It is complete, with all the parts that are in good shape, except the body. Ten bucks, plus shipping if you want it, PM me.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Marn64

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#9 posted 09-18-2016 02:50 PM

Thanks for the info everyone! I will be derusting it in the coming days. and will be looking for the replacement parts. Does anyone know what type study it is?

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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bondogaposis

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#10 posted 09-18-2016 04:30 PM

These are pictures of my plane to be parted out. Hopefully someone can tell Marn64 what type it is. The japanning appears to be original and is a very dark blue, almost black color.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Marn64

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#11 posted 09-18-2016 06:28 PM



These are pictures of my plane to be parted out. Hopefully someone can tell Marn64 what type it is. The japanning appears to be original and is a very dark blue, almost black color.

- bondogaposis


hmmm, yours looks newer, what remains of the japanning on mine is pitch black and mine has nothing but the previous owners initials on the sides of it. Perhaps it won’t hurt to buy the parts anyway though.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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bondogaposis

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#12 posted 09-18-2016 10:16 PM

hmmm, yours looks newer

You are probably right. The older ones that I’ve seen were black and the front knob was brass. If you want this one PM me with your address and I’ll ship it. You can send me a check when you get it. I’m pretty sure it will fit in a pre-paid mailer, so shipping would around $6 or so, not sure what the rates are these days.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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