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11-18-2011 09:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane

Look at this link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230687969152
I just bought this plane.
It is a Stanley 80 but it does not look like any other Stanley 80 I can find on the Internet.
Do you know which vintage this plane is?
Thank you.
Ber.t

-- Bert


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#1 posted 11-18-2011 09:52 PM

if the picture wuold come up on that link :-)

Dennis

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#2 posted 11-18-2011 09:53 PM

Try again.
I just changed the link.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 11-18-2011 10:30 PM

nop … sorry don´t have a clue of what year this one is made
but my gess is its an earlyer type with the convex front on the bottom
as I remember mine it has a straight front and is from the fifthy´s

good luck with finding info on it
and enjoy your new toy :-)

Dennis

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#4 posted 11-18-2011 10:35 PM

doesnt look like my English made #80 either.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 11-18-2011 11:49 PM

Iron is SW vintage, and is likely original. The tool body may have
been sandblasted from the looks of it. The curved ones like that
are not too uncommon.

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#6 posted 11-18-2011 11:57 PM

not sure of the age, but it’s identical to the one i have.

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#7 posted 11-19-2011 12:55 AM

thank´s Loren :-)

Dennis

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#8 posted 11-19-2011 05:31 PM

bent, does yours have paint on?

-- Bert

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#9 posted 11-19-2011 10:31 PM

I haven’t seen an 80 without paint. I’m with Loren, it looks like its been painted. The black isn’t the same color they typically are.

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#10 posted 11-19-2011 10:55 PM

For me it looks like it was sand blasted.
I still do not know how old this plane is.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 11-20-2011 01:13 AM

i got mine from a friend who found it in the trash (seriously). it had about 20% of the japanning when i got it. i’ve since stripped it down to bare metal and repainted it. i just back from an auction and there was a #80 there that was the same as ours. i guess that form really isn’t that rare.

btw, i agree with don and loren. the color on the ebay listing doesn’t look right, it’s too flat.

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#12 posted 11-20-2011 02:08 AM

Tom LaMond wrote an article for Fine Tool Journal/winter 2011, about these type scrapers. You have a Stanley #80 that pre-dates the June 1914 patent dates assigned to them. It was derived from the EC Stearns scraper. Stanley changed to the more familiar type after the patents were applied for, or maybe a little before. Yours most likely dates to between late 1890s -1913. And it should have black japanning.

Tom’s article is a must if you collect and good reading anyway.

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#13 posted 11-20-2011 02:46 AM

Micheal, thank you so much for all this information.
Once I read an article from someone who rejapened his plane, this was very involved, I am afraid that I shall just paint it.
Where can I read the article written by Tom Lamond? I went to Fine Tool Journal, but I cannot find it.
Thanks

-- Bert

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#14 posted 11-20-2011 03:36 AM

Bert, FTJ doesn’t post their articles online. You can look in their “Store” and order a back issue. I think it’s only $8.50 or so. I collect scrapers so I probably found it much more interesting than most people would.

I’d paint it also. There is a company that makes a psuedo japanning coating that is much easier to apply and cure. It’s supposed to closely mimic old type japanning and be resistant to solvents like lacquer thinner and acetone. But $5 for a spray can of Rust-O-Leum has been good enough for me on my user tools. I’ve got a quart of their stuff but haven’t used it yet.

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#15 posted 11-20-2011 03:49 AM

I am thinking about subscribing to this magazine as I “love” old/antique tools.
In fact I would like to make that an occupation when I retire, restoring old tools.
I rather restore a tool than use it.

-- Bert

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