|Forum topic by Don Broussard||posted 04-08-2012 01:11 PM||2383 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-08-2012 01:11 PM
I have two flea market finds that i’d like a little help to identify, both of which are hand planes.
The first is a 22” long Stanley. I think it’s a No. 7 jointer plane, but the iron’s edge is not straight—it has about a 9” radius. I would expect a jointer plane to have a straight edge. The bevel is down, and the iron angle is about 40 degrees. The underside of the blade holder has “PAT. NO. 1918750” stamped on it.
The second plane has “Handyman” cast into the blade holder. The sole length is slightly under 14”, and the iron angle is 40 degrees. It is also a bevel down iron. The underside of the blade holder has “C 134” stamped on it.
I used both of the planes after sharpening the irons, and they are both very smooth. The soles are both dead flat with no help from me.
Thanks in advance for the help.
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