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Forum topic by joirishman posted 1270 days ago 1299 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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joirishman

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1270 days ago

Although not mine, I thought I’d share a craigslist post I just saw as it does seem to be a rare plane.

My question to you is…can you make me a circle?

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/tls/2197942137.html


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Sawkerf

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#1 posted 1270 days ago

I wonder if that plane was used to make wagon wheels?

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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cabmaker

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#2 posted 1270 days ago

That #113 is readily available, ebay,etc. He is priced perhaps a bit high but looks to be in nice shape. The problem areas you find in an old #113 are not visable in those pics. Personally I prefer The stanley victor #20 radius plane as I get pretty asertive with them. I have had a #113 and it was just ok. A radius plane is a good plane to have in your arsonel however. No that was not used on wagon wheels. Offer half and see what happens. Good luck.

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lwllms

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#3 posted 1270 days ago

It’s a Stanley #113 compass plane. It’s not all that rare but can be used for inside and outside curved surfaces. Some may have used them for wagon wheels, I don’t know for sure, but that wasn’t the main intent. They’re used for arches and such. They’re common enough that Stanley made a couple different compass planes. The other is the Stanley #20.

Other plane companies made similar planes and wooden compass planes date pretty far back and are also not very rare.

Stopped to clean up stuff the cat knocked on the floor and cabmaker beat me to this. One thing he didn’t mention is the knob on the front of #113 planes is often stripped and planes with this problem can’t be adjusted for different curves.

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tenontim

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#4 posted 1269 days ago

Kunz (Germany) makes a 113 plane that is almost an exact copy of this plane. I have one that I use to clean up saw marks on curved pieces. It works fairly well for that. These planes need to be tuned exceptionally well, to work good.

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Fencer257

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#5 posted 1257 days ago

Tim is correct – it has to be sharp & tuned to work properly. A 113 is not heavy duty enough to do (many) wagon wheels. It’s a delicate plane. I use mine for radiuses like this:

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Bertha

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#6 posted 1257 days ago

I wouldn’t say rare. They’ve seemed to enjoy an upswing in price recently on Ebay. That seems quite steep to me. I’ve broken two of these planes now. I know, I know. It’s unexcusable. I’m clearly not responsible enough to own one so I haven’t replaced them.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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