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Forum topic by lumberdad1980 posted 08-17-2017 02:07 AM 607 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lumberdad1980

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08-17-2017 02:07 AM

I saw this plane in a flea market and was curious. Why does this plane have threaded holes on the sole? Its a Fulton 3709.

Any ideas?


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 08-17-2017 02:20 AM

Threaded? More than likely some sort of fence.

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#2 posted 08-17-2017 02:22 AM

Would having them there affect the function of it as a regular hand plane?

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#3 posted 08-17-2017 02:47 AM

It’ll work just fine, the holes won’t hurt a thing

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#4 posted 08-17-2017 02:48 AM

Anyone know anything about fulton 3709 planes? It looks like an old one but also looks like it could be cleaned up.

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#5 posted 08-17-2017 03:53 AM

It might be decent but I thought I remember someone saying they were second line planes. I’d rather have better as a user.

The only Fulton I ever saw was crap.

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#6 posted 08-17-2017 04:01 AM

hmmmm..

A No. 3 sized Fulton…...they were a secondary line up, sold at sears, made by Sargent

vs Oak…..

The Fultons were a LOT better than the green painted “Hercules” brand planes…

More info on the plane? Don W has a complete listing of all the Sargent model numbers…

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#7 posted 08-17-2017 11:39 PM

Ok, after further research…..the Fulton the OP has is made by Millers Falls, and is a #3 sized plane. Basically a Millers Falls No. 8, stripped down to be sold at Sears.

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#8 posted 08-17-2017 11:42 PM

I’ve seen a couple in the sole just below the knob and tote screws. It would seem that the screw pushed thru the sole. Don’t know about that plane.

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#9 posted 08-23-2017 07:41 PM

They could be to attach a base with a profile. Pattermakers converted planes like this.

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#10 posted 08-23-2017 07:53 PM

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