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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 06-14-2011 07:26 PM 3760 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2011 07:26 PM

Well, no not a crisis, but I got another batch of planes, some insane deals too. I found this one at a yard sale, and there is no markings on it anywhere. I was amused by the dual rack-and-pinion style lateral adjustment, like on a Stanley 151 spoke shave, and the bizarre pierced die-cut cutter. Does this mechanism really belong on a handplane? Can anyone tell me who the mfr of this #3-size plane is? I paid $12 for it, is it worth Evap-o-rust treating?
It was a great weekend for yard sales; I got two Stanley #4’s and a #5 and a weird chrome-plated block plane in a box for $30. A Hoppe #4, ( I thought they only made gun-cleaning kits!), $10, and a late-in-the-day Stanley #12 scraper for $18. Photobucket
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Thanks in advance for your help and opinions!!

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#1 posted 06-14-2011 07:32 PM

Looks cool !! I have no idea of the maker though

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#2 posted 06-14-2011 07:37 PM

Interesting design. Does not look like it would make a great user plane but there would be no harm in cleaning it up a bit.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#3 posted 06-14-2011 07:44 PM

There is a guy on eBay who engraves planes, and he had an inexpensive import that looked pretty similar.

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

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#4 posted 06-14-2011 07:50 PM

Am I seeing that it hasn’t got a frog, but rather is all one casting? For a smoother, not having a way to close up the mouth nice and tight would be a big strike against spending much time on restoration of any kind. It is fun to look at, though…

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#5 posted 06-14-2011 07:58 PM

I have a very similar one, with a standard type blade rather than the multi sculpted type you scored. Just two side slots for the adjusting nuts. The name on what would be the lever cvap is “Briliant”..that’s poorly chromed, the inside of the body’s a rather bright green, but no country or orrigin, tho I’d suspect Europe ?

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#6 posted 06-14-2011 08:07 PM

Glen, post a photo here if you like. Somebody who is an authority on weird Non-Stanley planes may stroll through and help us out. Anybody else with a pic of a bizarro plane that you own and can’t identify? I have seen ‘Briliant’ planes on eBay, Glen, and they are indeed European in origin, if I recall. Must be like this?: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-wood-plane-brilliant-300-excellent

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#7 posted 06-14-2011 08:31 PM

Update: The cutter is lightly inscribed “Germany” and the capiron and surface ahead of the rear tote are embossed “250”. Please please don’t tell me it’s a Kunz, I arbitrarily pass ‘em by because of the shoddy castings and vomit-green paint that most of them have. Maybe someone will come by and tell me it’s definitely a “schicklegrueber 250” or some such thing. :-)

-- 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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#8 posted 06-14-2011 10:39 PM

I don’t know that this well help you ID the plane at all but here is a bench plane that Harbor Freight sells

Its called a Windsor Design Plane. The one Harbor Freight sells has the same solid cast frog and blade adjustments that your plane has. I would assume your plane was made by the same company.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#9 posted 06-15-2011 02:21 PM

And my Brillant is a 300, and now that you meantion it…GASP..that color, that green..
It may be a Kunz ! And when I said poorly chromed cap, try this, it was peeling off..and I fixed it with super glue ! (why..because I can !) The only one I realy am sure is a Kunze in my stock is a little finger plane and it WAS green and red
before I disguised it..Good little guy, but somehow the name just won’t polish off the blade..

(at work..no photos )

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#10 posted 06-16-2011 10:12 AM

If you keep going like this, you’re gonna need a bigger house just to keep your plane collection!

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#11 posted 06-17-2011 02:16 AM

poopiekat
I really like the front tote alot, however, as everyone knows I do not know anything about planes.
I does look nice though.
Arlin

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