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Forum topic by Ripthorn posted 11-16-2010 04:05 AM 1535 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-16-2010 04:05 AM

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So I found a deal on CL, a whole tub full of old tools for $10. I noticed a couple planes in the pictures, so I bought them. There were several brace and bits, wrenches, hand saws, files and rasps, etc. However, I only really gave much attention to the planes, as I have wanted to add to my block plane for a while now. The first plane is really confusing. The chip breaker has No. 6 on it, but the corrugated sole only measures about 14 3/4” long. The iron says Stanley on it and is about 2 1/8” wide (maybe a little less). Other than that, there are no identifying marks or dates. So that has me really confused, as it doesn’t match any of the info I found on No. 6 Stanley planes. The rear handle was badly broken and the front knob was not there at all. Any help identifying this one would be helpful (especially as a new iron would be nice, though not vital). Here are a few pictures:

The next one I need help with is even tougher. It is wood-soled and is also about 15” long. The chip breaker is a distinctly different style (and rusted rather firm, for now). It is in somewhat better shape than the first, but still in need of some care. Here are some photos:

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 04:51 AM

A quick update. On the second one, I got the blade off and on the back it clearly reads “Stanley Rule and Level”. So that’s someplace to start, I guess.

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 05:21 AM

That first plane may be modeled after a Stanley No6 but I do not believe it is a stanley. The iron and lateral adjuster do not look like Stanley. Possibly just a plane with a stanley iron that somebody put in.

The transitional plane looks like a Stanley. And is one of 3 possible Jack planes from that line (26 or 27)

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