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Forum topic by jaedwards575 posted 09-02-2010 05:56 AM 1071 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-02-2010 05:56 AM

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I have recently began to collect and restore stanley planes. As I was tearing down a type 15 no 3, i began to sand down a washer, i notices tic marks and the no1 embossed on it. It appears as if was once a metal ruler and has been reused. Was this typical of Stanley during this time? or was this some homemade remedy to a lost washer? Interesting bits of history can be derived from old things.

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 02:23 AM

I’ve seen washers made from old rulers all the time. Stanley used whatever parts they had lying around to make the planes. Even the Type Studies that people have written over the years are just a gauge of when the tool was made. They are not the Bible some people think they are.

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#2 posted 10-26-2010 02:26 AM

I’ve read about the same thing in other blogs on planes. It appears to be not out of the ordinary.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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