|Forum topic by StumpyNubs||posted 10-03-2011 04:57 PM||912 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-03-2011 04:57 PM
Time for this plane to meet it’s maker! Just picked this one up for a song and need help figuring out who made it.
At first glance it looks like a Stanley 9 1/2 low angle block plane. And that seems to be confirmed by the blade, which is indeed marked with “Stanley 9 1/2”. BUT…
There is no logo anywhere on it. Below the adjustment knob where it often says “Made in the USA”, it just has “USA”. It does have the recess where the Stanley label on is often found, but nothing is there. It is possible the label, which is not engraved on some newer versions, has come off.
The plane doesn’t appear very old, maybe a couple decades. The most curious thing is that it has a knob instead of the regular key-hole and lever to hold on the cap. I saw one plane once with this second knob and a Stanley label, but that’s it.
The reason I am wondering is because I seem to recall another manufacturer making a plane that looked just like this one. I can’t remember the name. I want to figure out if I got a great deal on a good plane or a good deal on an imitation.
-- Subscribe to "Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal"- One of the crafts' most unique publications: http://www.stumpynubs.com/