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Forum topic by onoitsmatt posted 07-26-2017 02:06 AM 376 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-26-2017 02:06 AM

I piccked up an old Stanley 62. I suspect the rear of the mouth may have been filed to clean up some chipping there. Does anyone know how to determine if material has been removed?

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ


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#1 posted 07-26-2017 02:20 AM

That’s a known vulnerability on that plane.

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#2 posted 07-26-2017 12:35 PM

Without having it alongside another one and compare, not sure how’d you’d know for sure. That said, does the mouth still close up w/ adjustment? Does the rear end of the mouth end ‘thick,’ or thin? Most vintage planes retain mill marks on the mouth. Finally, if you suspect it, it’s probably been done.

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#3 posted 07-28-2017 02:33 PM

Show a picture. We may or may not be able to tell.

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#4 posted 07-28-2017 09:47 PM

Thanks for the input. I took a couple of pictures, not sure what the best reference would be for determining a filed mouth. Or is it defiled?

Here’s a view with the iron removed with the “frog” as a reference.

Here’s a view of the sole. This shows the mouth fully closed:

Here’s a view of the sole with the adjustable plate removed:

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#5 posted 07-29-2017 12:04 PM

What I wanted to see was the end of the bed. It should almost come to a point, but not quit. Based on what I see, if it was filed, it wasn’t filed much. I think it will work just fine even if it has been filed.

As it’s filed back, the end will get thicker.

What makes you think it’s been filed? That may help us answer as well, should you point out something not obvious in the pictures.

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