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Forum topic by cakman posted 05-12-2012 08:00 PM 827 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cakman

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05-12-2012 08:00 PM

Hey guys,

Im looking for a Stanley #7 jointer and #4 1/2 smoother. Im not too particular on which type, but I think im most interested in the features of the planes from the 1910 to ~ 1930 time frame.

So I am interested to see if anyone has anything to offer.

Cheers,

Cory


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Don W

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#1 posted 05-12-2012 09:43 PM

I’ve got a nice #7 for sale.

http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/tools-for-sale/

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

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cakman

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#2 posted 05-12-2012 09:57 PM

Don Ive seen your restores and you do great work. I am looking for one a little newer than the type 5 you have. If i change my mind ill let you know.

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#3 posted 05-12-2012 10:06 PM

Why a 4 1/2? Just interested because I’m still learning about planes.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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cakman

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#4 posted 05-12-2012 10:11 PM

The 4 and 4 1/2 are considered smoothing planes (will make your surface glass smooth if setup properly). The 4 1/2 is a little wider, has a wider blade, and is a little heavier than the 4 which for some mean more stability and easier to use while planing. Its all preference though, just look through threads on the internet about 4 vs 4 1/2 and you will see convincing arguments for both sides. Trying them out to see for yourself would be your best bet.

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#5 posted 05-12-2012 10:13 PM

Don, I like your restorations. You seem to know when to quit when it reaches the point of usability and looks.

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#6 posted 05-12-2012 10:15 PM

ShipWreck – Agreed, the man knows his stuff.

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#7 posted 05-13-2012 02:39 PM

Ive purchased a 4 1/2, still looking for a 7.

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#8 posted 05-16-2012 03:49 AM

I found what I was looking for. Thanks to everyone for their help.

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