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Forum topic by hylky posted 02-13-2011 07:21 AM 784 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-13-2011 07:21 AM

i have what i believe to be a jack plane – on the blade is stamped “chic tool co.” maybe, it’s hard to make out – in front of the fore handle is stamped “052” and there is a 1 stamped above it – anyone have any idea what i have – thanks

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#1 posted 02-13-2011 08:07 AM

Some pictures would probably help identify it.

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#2 posted 02-13-2011 03:20 PM

Without seeing a picture ….The number 052 possibly means a plane built by “Record” It could be a size equivalent to the “Stanley #5”.

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#3 posted 02-13-2011 05:22 PM

There are many different makes of planes but most of them were made under the same roof as another. Check the parts of the plane and then compare to the parts of a Stanley, Record, Millers Falls ext ext.. You plane is probably a copy of one of the brand name planes just with a different name on it. Pictures would tell more though.

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 01:35 AM

My guess would be Ohio tool co. 05 1/2

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 03:29 AM

Thanks for the replies. BobE – thanks for the link, you are correct it is an 05 1/2 15 inch jack plane. I looked closer and it is an Ohio Tool co. I was given a couple tool boxes filled with old tools from my great grandfather and his father in law who were carpenters before the great depression (the first one:) ) I have started researching them and it is quite interesting to learn the history. I plan on cataloging them and maybe restoring some of the planes. i will try to post some pictures. i love my modern technology but it would be very cool to peel some wood with the same tools as my ancestors.

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