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Forum topic by steviep posted 08-26-2011 06:29 PM 678 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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steviep

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08-26-2011 06:29 PM

Just picked up a Small Bench plane at an estate sale for $3. It has not markings that would indicate Stanley or bailey, a forged bed, looks like stamped frog and ajustment knob. smaller than a Stanley No. 4. Until I can get home and post pics, any Ideas?

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother


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#1 posted 08-26-2011 06:35 PM

Just a heads up the stamp frog version of hand planes are pretty much useless, no matter how much time you put into tuning it up the frog allow way to much vibration which cause chatter which results in blade nicks throughout the surface. It may give some decent results in extremely soft woods, but I won’t count on it…sorry for the bad new …BC

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#2 posted 08-26-2011 06:47 PM

ya, I pretty much assumed that. Figured it would at least make for some nice wall art if nothing else! Thanks for the warning though!

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 07:11 PM

if it smaller than a #4 it could be a #3. The blade is worth $3. We’ll wait for the pic’s.

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 07:48 PM

Stamped frog would probably put it in the 50s or 60s age wise.

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

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#5 posted 08-27-2011 03:10 PM

Here are a couple pics. Not any writing anywhere I could see. Did some more research, had no idea there were so many manufacturers of hand planes.

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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#6 posted 08-27-2011 04:17 PM

I never tried to tune a plane with a stamped frog. For $3 i’d buy it just for parts, but I wonder if they work at all. I wonder if a “normal” frog would fit? I hate to see a semi good tool go to waste.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#7 posted 08-27-2011 05:39 PM

Steve I have one just like it and it sit on a shelve in a bathroom as wall art…lol BC

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#8 posted 08-28-2011 03:00 AM

It looks like an old knock off.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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