|Forum topic by drfunk||posted 01-27-2011 09:54 AM||3332 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-27-2011 09:54 AM
Hi everyone. I’m new here and to bench planes in general. I recently performed a home improvement job where the best solution was a bullnose plane and next thing you know, one thing led to another and now I have a whole shelf full of random planes in various states of disrepair.
One of my most recent acquisitions is a No 2 corrugated plane. The only identifying marks are a No 2 at the toe and “Crescent MFG New York” on the iron. I also happen to have a Stanley No 2 type 15 for comparison. The planes are totally identical except for a few things:
All these things lead me to believe it is a Union 2G with an aftermarket/re-branded blade rather than a Stanley 2C. (Why the heck would Crescent make their own copy of a 2C/G? Certainly there was not much demand.) Did Stanley and Union use the same foundries and suppliers? The parts of these planes that matter could not be more similar! Is there a detailed source for information about Union Tool MFG?
Anyway, is this something I should fix up and use, or gently restore and barter for something usable?
Thanks in advance!
PS: I have another mystery block plane in my possession. Identical in every way to a 102 – except no 102 in the embossing and it has a low angle bed.