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Forum topic by MOJOE posted 02-20-2011 05:24 AM 1356 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2011 05:24 AM

My father-in-law sent a No. 4 bench plane my way this evening. It was his father’s, and I am wondering if I can get some help id-ing the tool. The only marks on the plane are “made in the usa” behind the front knob and a “U” stamped into the underside of the cap iron. The plande body is blue and the frog is yellow. Also, the lateral adjustment lever is flat steel with a 90-degree twist at the end for your finger and thumb. The tote and know appear to have been painted black at one time…..any ideas???? Sorry no pictures yet, just got home.
joe

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 03:57 AM

Joe have you been able to take some picture yet?

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 04:11 AM

http://lumberjocks.com/MOJOE/blog/21486

Mark,
I posted the pics in a second blog posting…...at first, folks thought it was a “frankenplane” made up of different components, but them someone tipped us off and let us know it is likely a Stanley two-tone…..

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#3 posted 03-14-2011 02:10 PM

Joe – There are several indications that this plane is on the older side, but I could be wrong. Based on the info on Rexmill.com, the lack of a support ring around the front knob indicates type 13 or older (pre 1928). The square corners of the blade, solid cast y-adjuster for the depth knob, and key hole shape, are other indicators of age. I’m far from an expert but it’s possible that some things were painted by an owner/user at some point.

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#4 posted 03-15-2011 01:13 AM

garyp…...looks exactly like the planes 3-6 on the roseantiquetools site…...thanks

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