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JCamp

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12-31-2016 12:57 AM

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Hey guys. I’m really new to handplanes. I do remember my dad having a small one years ago that never got used but other than that I’ve never been around them. I was able to pick up these for $50 for all of them. All but the wooden one says “Made in USA”. The long one says Bailey No.6. The one with glossy red handle says “defiance by Stanley” The rest are pretty much unmarked. Any idea what they are? I know from the pics u probably can’t tell who the makes them but what I’m after is what “size” (remember I’m new to this) they are. The Defiance looks something lik a number 4 I think. I believe the one other is about the same. Any ideas on the others? Also once these had been returned to working order what other planes should I look at getting? Whats a good plane to clean up rough cut lumber?

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#1 posted 12-31-2016 03:31 AM

HI JCamp. Looks to me like you have sizes 3, 4, 5, 6 (as you see) and a coffin smoother. With that set, you can clean up rough cut lumber no problem. Use the #5, with a pretty good camber on it, to start with. Then use the #6 to flatten. And finally, either the #4, #3, or coffin smoother to smooth the boards out. Restore those old boys and have at it. Good Luck!

-- Mike

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#2 posted 12-31-2016 04:15 PM

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#3 posted 12-31-2016 04:23 PM

The #5 is also a Defiance by Stanley. Used first on rough lumber, uses a curved edge to the cutter ( Cambered)

Then the #6 will go over the scalloped surfaces, at an angle. This removes the higher spots, as a “Try plane”

Then you can smooth the flattened surface with the smaller planes.

The “Coffin Smoother” takes a bit of fiddling to set the iron just right, and a bit of practice to learn how to grip the body.

Get a small, plain candle, to rub across the soles of all these planes…..helps reduce friction.

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#4 posted 01-13-2017 10:08 PM

Hey guys. Thanks for info. I just got done cleaning up the number 5… at least that’s what I’m guessing it is. The only name on the plane is on the top of the blade an it’s says “eclipse”. I looked them up. What little I found said they were either planes or replacement parts… so not real helpful. Other than that it says made in USA on the toe.


Can anyone tell me anything about it? Seems to work ok But I’m not a big fan that it doesn’t hav the adjustment lever to adjust the blade from side to side

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#5 posted 01-13-2017 11:22 PM

It’s a Defiance#1245. Follow my link to the Defiance page.

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#6 posted 01-13-2017 11:42 PM

Alright. Yeah it looks pretty much exactly the same except the back knob on it is steel rather than brass (not sure if that’s important or if helps date it) And was eclipse a parts line or did they make full eclipse planes?

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#7 posted 01-14-2017 12:26 AM

Eclipse. Sold by Montgomery Ward’s in the 1930’s. They were usually from the Defiance line of Stanley.

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#8 posted 01-14-2017 12:58 AM

Oh ok. So an in house brand. The way sears use to sell ted Williams guns but everyone else made them. Thanks for the help don. I’ll probably post questions regarding the rest as I get them cleaned up
Thanks again

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#9 posted 01-14-2017 01:45 PM

More like the way Sears sold Craftsman :-)

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