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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 06-01-2012 07:40 PM 958 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-01-2012 07:40 PM

Went antiquing with my wife today and found this DE8.

Thought maybe some of you plane pro’s could tell me about it. Cant find a brand on it. Its in good shape though, just a minor nick on the tote and blade. A part of the frog broke off, but I don’t think it will affect anything.
They were asking 34 but I offered 25 and they met me at 28.

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 07:47 PM

Don’t know who made it but it’s a plane for jointing.

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 07:51 PM

Yes it is. I also have a Stanley Bailey No7 jointer that I still need to recondition.

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 07:56 PM

Russell, get back to work. You’re spending WAY too much time in the antique shops when ya should be building chairs. :-)
Bill

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 07:58 PM

The glue is drying Bill.

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 07:58 PM

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#6 posted 06-01-2012 08:03 PM

I’ve got this in my notes. I didn’t make a note of were it came from, but here it is.

Diamond Edge was a brand name used by the Shapliegh Hardware Co. All of the ones I’ve seen were made by Sargent but other manufacturers may have made them as well. The easiest way is determine a plane’s maker is to remove the frog and look at the way the frog mates to the plane.
The correct lever cap could have been plain or it could have had an embossed diamond with DE inside it depending on the age. Several Diamond Edge planes I have seen had a hard rubber (maybe gutta percha) tote.

http://www.thckk.org/history/shapleigh-history.pdf
http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/articles_archive/articles/dec06/simmons1206.htm

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#7 posted 06-01-2012 08:11 PM

Don, Just one more to add to my growing collection. I’m going to have to take a week or so off to clean all these up.

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#8 posted 06-01-2012 09:03 PM

Don, that came from sawmillcreek, I think… I think I saw that in my googling

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#9 posted 06-01-2012 09:15 PM

Chris, you’re probably right. I can’t even remember why I was researching. I may have been bidding on one. I must have lost, because I’ve never owned one.

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