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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 06-13-2011 04:14 PM 1411 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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06-13-2011 04:14 PM

Okay, plane geeks….. I can’t seem to find any identification information that really matches this plane. The word “Stanley” on the front looks different from others I’ve seen, and I am unfamiliar with the diamond pattern on the lever cap. Anyone familiar with this design?

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


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 06-13-2011 04:17 PM

looks like a woodworking plane… designed to plane wood?

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Eric in central Florida

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#2 posted 06-13-2011 04:19 PM

Man, Charlie.
You’ve probably forgotten more about planes then I’ll ever know. lol
So I can’t help you with identification.
But I can’t wait to see how you make it look when you are done with it.
Your collection is getting mighty impressive!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#3 posted 06-13-2011 04:19 PM

Looks like a Stanley Four Square 5 or 5 1/4. 30s vintage plane targeted for handyman use…

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#4 posted 06-13-2011 04:24 PM

Thanks, Wayne, I’m familiar with the Handyman series, but this was new to me.

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

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#5 posted 06-13-2011 04:28 PM

Sharon: A man of your wisdom and keen perception should be working for the government. :-)

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

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lew

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#6 posted 06-13-2011 04:31 PM

This is, without a doubt, the famous Stanley Siding Slicker. Designed to smooth out rough wooden siding once it has been installed on the vertical walls of a building.

If you believe this, I have some ocean front property, in Montana, I’ll let you have for a really good price.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 06-13-2011 04:38 PM

lew -is that salt water ocean front? I might be interested.

Charlie- I thought everyone was working for the government (or is it a conspiracy?). do you have other measurements of the plane though? length/width of sole?

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#8 posted 06-13-2011 04:48 PM

Charlie,
The best Stanley plane I have found is listed below, give it a look?

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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WayneC

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#9 posted 06-13-2011 04:53 PM

I think the Handyman brand was later, more towards the 50s… This would be an earlier variant and better quality I would think.

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#10 posted 06-13-2011 04:53 PM

Actually, Wayne nailed it. When I knew what to search for, I was able to locate quite a few photos of identical planes. I’m very new at plane collecting, and I just had not run across the Four Square line before/

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

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WayneC

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#11 posted 06-13-2011 04:57 PM

John, I don’t think that there is much direct coverage of Stanley Four square, transitional planes or handyman planes in Patrick’s guide. His guide is great for the main line numbered Stanley planes….

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

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ksSlim

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#12 posted 06-13-2011 04:59 PM

Another “quickie” chart for Stanley IDs
http://primeshop.com/access/woodwork/stanleyplane/pftsynch.htm

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WayneC

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#13 posted 06-13-2011 05:09 PM

skSlim, that appears to be a type study for Stanley #1-#9 bench planes and is a good way to figure out when the plane was made.

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

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#14 posted 06-13-2011 05:23 PM

Oh, okay, I thought the diamond pattern surface on the lever cap was only used on the Stanley transitionals.

-- 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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#15 posted 06-13-2011 06:57 PM

Stanley maintains a historical department. Call them, they can tell you exactly what you have, what to look for, etc…

-- David in Damascus, MD

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