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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 07-03-2011 04:56 AM 1153 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2011 04:56 AM

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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#1 posted 07-03-2011 05:14 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-03-2011 06:23 AM

niiiiice cleaning :-)
ready for another 100 years


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#3 posted 07-03-2011 06:43 AM

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 ;-)

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

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#4 posted 07-03-2011 12:31 PM

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

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

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#5 posted 07-03-2011 09:18 PM

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

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#6 posted 07-04-2011 12:52 AM

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

Great job on yours.


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#7 posted 07-05-2011 06:46 PM

Beautiful job Charlie—I’m jealous.


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#8 posted 07-05-2011 06:48 PM

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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#9 posted 07-05-2011 07:21 PM

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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#10 posted 07-27-2011 01:30 AM

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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