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Forum topic by steviep posted 1097 days ago 662 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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steviep

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1097 days ago

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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blackcherry

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#1 posted 1097 days ago

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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steviep

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#2 posted 1097 days ago

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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Don W

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#3 posted 1097 days ago

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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WayneC

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#4 posted 1097 days ago

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

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steviep

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#5 posted 1096 days ago

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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Don W

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#6 posted 1096 days ago

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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blackcherry

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#7 posted 1096 days ago

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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SamuelP

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#8 posted 1095 days ago

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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