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Forum topic by corelz125 posted 09-19-2016 12:21 PM 378 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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corelz125

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09-19-2016 12:21 PM

Is this an imposter or is it for real? Has anyone ever seen or heard about a 71 1/2 casted out!https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/odnulqt.jpg!

of brass?


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#1 posted 09-19-2016 12:30 PM

Stanley never cast the routers in bronze. The router planes were often copied by pattern makers though. Chances are they made sand molds directly from Stanley planes so the name and patent details remained.

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

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#2 posted 09-20-2016 12:39 AM

Explains why the lettering is a little fuzzy? Using brass and bronze is a pricey way to duplicate a plane

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#3 posted 09-20-2016 08:10 PM



Explains why the lettering is a little fuzzy? Using brass and bronze is a pricey way to duplicate a plane

- corelz125

Not back then. Brass and its alloys generally have a lower melting point and flow better than steels and aluminum so it would have been common for small tool and die makers to use them to make tools that didn’t need to be hard.

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

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#4 posted 09-22-2016 11:19 PM

That’s one of the better copies I’ve seen though!!

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

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