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865 days ago

I can’t seem to run this down on the ‘net. See the picture. The toe is marked ” 7 Germany 2 1/8” ” across the top third and the bottom right corner of the toe has a ”^” marked on it. I paid $15 for it, cleaned it up, and sharpened the blade and it works – I just have to get better at adjusting a wooden plane.

The iron is a Buck Brothers Warranted Cast Steel with the makers mark that I believe dates the iron to the 1890s. I don’t know if that’s the original blade or not.

Any idea what wood this is made from?

What do you think?


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zwwizard

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#1 posted 864 days ago

I have a couple like that. Its most likely made from Beech, at least mine is. The blade’s not stock. If you like a can check the maker of mine if you want.

-- Richard http://www.PictureTrail.com/gallery/view?username=thewizz

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#2 posted 863 days ago

Wizard,

Could it be an Emmerich?

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#3 posted 863 days ago

It is beech. This is a very popular style of European plane and every one that I ever saw was beech (red or white) and some had lignum vitae soles. Many had no maker’s marks either. They are good planes once you get them tuned up. Good Luck!

-- Mike

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#4 posted 863 days ago

The wood plane is going to be hard to track down with no makers mark. That nice looking low knob stanley in the background is another matter thought.

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

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#5 posted 863 days ago

That’s a Stanley Bailey No. 3 Type 7 in the background. The frog is broken at the top where the lateral adjustment fits. I haven’t had any luck tracking down a frog for it.

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#6 posted 863 days ago

I have the exact same plane, bought it with a broken frog as well. It was one of my early “lessons learned” plane purchases. I wound up buying 2 off ebay before I got the correct one. So moral of the story….I have an extra type 9 #3 frog. :-)

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

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#7 posted 863 days ago

That reminds me – I haven’t checked on ebay in about week. Better go look…

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#8 posted 860 days ago

Hey,’ jrc127’ I checked with the five I could find, each one different, 3, no names on body. All made out of Beech, one had a box wood or hornbeam bottom, one had a some wood that looked like Rosewood(ULMIA). No Emmerich, one had a STANLE blade. A lot of European countries bought the blade from some one else.

-- Richard http://www.PictureTrail.com/gallery/view?username=thewizz

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