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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 1118 days ago 747 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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1118 days ago

The other day I posted a photo of this #35 transitional I bought on eBay, and asked if anyone knew anything about dating these planes.

Since then, I did run across a few websites that helped me date the plane by the markings on the iron. Not foolproof of course, but probably accurate in this case. The logo seen in the second photo below was only used between 1892 and 1907. Considering it is over 100 years old, all the parts on this plane were in remarkable condition and cleaned up quite nicely.

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


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Karson

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#1 posted 1118 days ago

Very nice clean up Charlie.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1118 days ago

niiiiice cleaning :-)
ready for another 100 years

Dennis

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1118 days ago

Nice job Charlie. I looked at ebay and was surprised to see how many there were. I almost bought one, but I have too many projects already ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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RogerBean

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#4 posted 1117 days ago

Thanks Charlie,
I have one just like it sitting on my plane shelf. Now I know what it is.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1117 days ago

Charlie, that plane clean up real nice. Good job.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Arch_E

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#6 posted 1117 days ago

When I get my acquired woodies or transitionals fettled, they work wonderfully!

Great job on yours.

Archie

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Kent Shepherd

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#7 posted 1115 days ago

Beautiful job Charlie—I’m jealous.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Bertha

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#8 posted 1115 days ago

She’s a gorgeous little smoother. The sole looks great. What a wonderful find.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 1115 days ago

Thanks, Guys.

From the length and condition of the iron, I really don’t think this plane saw much use at all.

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

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Roz

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#10 posted 1094 days ago

Nice Charlie, I think I have one like this. I don’t think is is in as good a shape. Maybe I should try to find out how old it is.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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