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Forum topic by bredro posted 01-15-2018 04:11 AM 525 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bredro

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01-15-2018 04:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane bench number 06 frog stanley union

I recently purchased an old number 6 plane for 20 dollars.
I assumed it was a pre 1900 stanley but upon further inspection I see it isint..which is fine as it still looks like a quality plane.But I cant find any info on what it could possibly be.
I cant do photos at the moment so for now I`ll have to describe it:)
tote is missing…knob is still there..clearly mahogony and not rosewood.
it is smooth bottom not corrugated.
The frog has no markings and no adjuster screw below the blade depth knob
The nut at both the knob and tote hold down bolts are steel not brass.
the blade depth knob is brass however it`s diameter is smaller than a stanley`s…1” diameter
no markings at all on the lever cap..no brand name stamps
the lateral adjuster has no markings…yet twists half way up the shaft to produce a popcycle stick end
no markings on the casting except a “06” directly in front of the knob…there is no “No” before the 06
on the top front face of the blade is stanley with it`s apr. patent date..pre 1900
there is no japanning left on the casting…yet there seems to be a reddish tint to the metal..or it could possibly be rust haze.
I have a feeling it may be a union stanley hybrid…yet the 06 casting dosent match the union castings
the missing tote sits on a raised bed that is consistant in shape and size to the stanley …and has the front hold down screw
the knob is the squatty mushroom style and dosent sit on a ring….it sits flat onto the plane bed

thanks

-- MSDMG


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 01-15-2018 04:23 AM

Press the img button. Self explanatory from there. Just make sure pics are taken in landscape. If not, you have to turn the pic a hair one way or the other and save it. Otherwise it’ll post sideways. Don’t know why it’s just what many of us have to do.

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bredro

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#2 posted 01-15-2018 10:40 AM

here are some photos I was able to get this morning:)
another thing I noticed is the thickness of the casting seems to be a little thinner than a stanley:)

thanks fridge for the heads up:):)

-- MSDMG

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bandit571

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#3 posted 01-15-2018 02:14 PM

Plane itself was made by Union, at least the frog was. Base casting may have been an Ohio Tool Co. As they marked their planes with a 0…..as in the 0-7 I have.

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Don W

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#4 posted 01-16-2018 12:29 PM

It’s an Ohio Tools. I’m not sure why Bandit thinks the frog is Union. I think the whole thing is Ohio. The twist on the lateral is elongated like Ohio.

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#5 posted 01-16-2018 02:10 PM

Mainly because this is what a Union Frog looks like..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Don W

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#6 posted 01-16-2018 03:28 PM

Note your lateral pivot pin is below the ring, the Ohio is above like a Stanley. Union did change as well. I suppose it could be a Union frog with an Ohio frog, but how is the Union frog different? We’d have to put them side by side.

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bredro

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#7 posted 01-16-2018 06:36 PM

thanks for the info guys:)
Im pretty sure also the casting is Ohio also.
My pivot point is above the ring…which brings me to another question…the lateral adjust is severely loose…to the point it has no effect on the blade.I could lateral with a tapping hammer I suppose…but it would be nice to tighten it up again:)is it just a matter of crushing down the pivot pin a bit more??
also….since it now carries a stanley blade…am I to assume the veritas remakes of stanley blades would also fit??

-- MSDMG

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Don W

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#8 posted 01-23-2018 09:42 PM

your lateral adjuster is missing the disk. That is why it’s not working.

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