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bandit571

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780 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question plane

Ok, One such is a Fulton 14” jack plane. Apparently made by sargent. Going in for Re-Hab…

Number 2: a Miller’s Falls #9 type 4-5. Still has the “three-point” lever cap, ugly red handles, black frog. Going in for a Re-hab.

Number 3: A sears Craftsman #3 sized plane. Has phillips headed bolts in the handles. Red frog, large steel adjusting nut. Going to Re-Hab…

And Number 4: A Stanley Handyman H1203. Normal Handyman stuff. Already have a H 1204 in use.

Question; What is with grooving the SIDES of a plane’s body? That Sears plane has them. Do I keep them, grind them smooth, or what All four planes will need their soles worked on, butthat is just part of being in a Re-Hab. But them grooved sides??

Planes will get here in about a week, or so. Will know more then. Hey, I C A N S T O P I F I W A N T T O….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use


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#1 posted 780 days ago

Bandit, I have seen one of those Craftsman planes with grooved sides before and I also wondered why it was made that way. The logical guess is they did it that way for the same reason the soles were grooved. I imagine it would be a lot of work to grind/sand the sides smooth and not only that you would also be removing a lot of material which would reduce the weight and mass of the plane. I would just leave the grooves there if it was mine.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#2 posted 780 days ago

Ok, I’ll just clean them up. Phillips headed bolts for the knob and handle, almost like a M-F clone, like a type 5??. It does have a red frog though. Almost a cross between a Stanley, and a Millers falls?

The Fulton Jack will need a tote repair/replace. Also a GOOD clean up, BEFORE I even allow it in my shop. Usual sole work, and maybe a paint job. Put a nice big, ol Camber on that iron….

Them Handyman totes…...eh…...not my style. Base is small, to small to use a #3-#$ style tote template on. Still have a little bit of walnut in the shop…...

Looked up the Millers falls #9. Type 4 early 50s model. Might strip that UGLY RED stuff off, just to see what that wood does look like. And, it ain’t cocobolo….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 779 days ago

I have a couple Craftsman planes and they both had red painted frogs. I believe they were red because thats one of the colors Craftsman uses in their logo. I think they were made by Stanley but its hard to tell. All of the plane makers pretty much used the same Bailey frog design.

I also have a Millers Falls #9 but I never refinished the tote or knob. The old finish was put on very thick and I just didn’t feel like sanding all that off. I am not sure what kind of wood is under it so when you get yours sanded down you will have to let me know.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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