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frankpino

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09-06-2017 01:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wooden plane

I recently purchased a Casey & Company wooden plane. No. 32 with J. Clark stamped under the brand. Internet resources say it is circa 1857. Having trouble finding a cap and iron for it. Throat is just under 2-5/8” wide, I assume a 2-1/2” blade would work. Going by the wear marks from seating the wedge it looks like about a 3/8” gap for thickness. The plane is in excellent shape and I like to make it a user.

-- Frank


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#1 posted 09-07-2017 01:50 PM

Pictures would help. Lee Valley makes a variety of replacement plane blades for wooden planes, but I’m not familiar with that plane by model number and without knowing how the mouth and bed of your plane is set up it would be hard to tell what would work.

Have a look at these though:
http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,230,41182&p=43698

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#2 posted 09-09-2017 01:50 PM


Here is a pic.

-- Frank

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#3 posted 09-09-2017 02:54 PM

A lot of those old planes take tapered irons
and a chipbreaker.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Highgate-Tool-Company-2-1-2-Cut-Plane-Iron-Tapered-/361870225329?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

You may have some success assessing what
you need by making a wooden wedge to
fit in place of the iron and chipbreaker.

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#4 posted 09-09-2017 04:43 PM

How much space is there between the wedge and the bed? That would determine whether you just need an iron or whether it was meant for a iron and chipbreaker. Also will determine the thickness of iron needed and whether you need a tapered iron. Lee Valley has those too.

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