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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 04-30-2011 11:09 PM 1091 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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04-30-2011 11:09 PM

I’m making a case for my collection of old Stanley planes, including two sizes I have not yet acquired. Can one of you guys or gals give me the sole width on a #2 and a #6 so I can get my case laid out correctly?

Thanks!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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GMman

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#1 posted 04-30-2011 11:26 PM

A Stanley No 2 Smoothing Plane, Type 15, 1936 to 1942. 7 inches long, 1 5/8 inch cutter. Rosewood handle and knob. Cast iron, japanned finish Good++ $295.00

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GMman

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#2 posted 04-30-2011 11:31 PM

A Stanley No 6 Fore Plane, Type 15, 1936 to 1942.18 inches long, 2 3/8 inch cutter. This is a general purpose bench plane, used for fine flat finishing. Some light pitting on sides and bottom. User plane. Good $78.00

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poopiekat

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#3 posted 04-30-2011 11:39 PM

The SOLE width, Charlie, that you are asking for, is 1 15/16” for the #2, and 2 7/8” for the #6. These are measurements taken from my own menagerie. Good luck with your cabinet! I’m doing the same thing, my plane cabinet design will be based on 1930’s-era depression furniture and I’m busy allocating cabinet space the same way you are doing. Hope to see your finished case soon!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 04-30-2011 11:56 PM

Thanks. That’s exactly what I needed!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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majeagle1

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#5 posted 05-01-2011 12:14 AM

Hey Charlie, don’t have a clue as the the answer….... but can’t wait to see the case !!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#6 posted 05-01-2011 01:58 AM

my grandfather
talked about this once

looking forward to see what he meant

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 05-01-2011 03:52 AM

Gene, this is shop furniture…. it won’t be fit to be given to the royal couple as a wedding present. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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majeagle1

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#8 posted 05-01-2011 05:04 AM

Awwwwwww…..... Oh well, I’ll wait till you create another one of your masterpiece boxes….....

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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mikethetermite

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#9 posted 05-18-2011 06:16 AM

Going to a school auction 5/18/2011. They have over 400 planes most are unused old stanleys.
I will keep an eye out for a #2 and #6.
http://www.christys.com/auction_detail.php?id=158373&v=gallery

!

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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racerglen

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#10 posted 05-18-2011 01:07 PM

MIKE..TAKE ME WITH YOU ! I’m sure we can remortgage the houses, sell a couple of cars ?
WOW ! What a collection !

(even if the decades of kids did damage..again WOW !)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 05-18-2011 02:24 PM

Mike, that looks like fun!

I’ve acquired a #6 now, but I can’t believe what they are getting for the #2’s on eBay. I haven’t seen one yet for under $150, and most are a lot higher than that. I’ll do without before I spend that kind of money on an old fixer-upper.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 05-18-2011 02:47 PM

Dagnamit mikethetermite! I was JUST up in Indiana 2-weeks ago visiting family! I live in South Texas and missed this by just a hair, Geez I’m jealous…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Bertha

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#13 posted 05-18-2011 02:56 PM

Man, I’ve never seen anything like that. I see tons of bit braces, mortise/tenon jigs, saws, etc. I spotted a nice #8 without a lever cap. I can’t wait for the gloat.

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

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WayneC

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#14 posted 05-18-2011 04:50 PM

Lots of #1s went to schools. Keep your eyes out for a #1….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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DaddyZ

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#15 posted 05-18-2011 05:02 PM

Indiana W O W !!!!!

I want it all, only a dollar, Sold !!!!

Sorry Charlie,(Looks like your thread got hijacked) I Can’t wait to see your shelf, I need to do the same Thing.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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