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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 06-07-2012 06:24 AM 1187 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-07-2012 06:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing sharpening

Showed up at my doorstep, wanting a new home..

Lets see, a Fulton 14” jack (before)

And after a little work in the shop

Just a clean up and a sharpening. Next, there was a Stanley Handyman H1203 (before)

Again, just a good cleaning, and sharpening.

Next was a Sears Craftsman not too bad here, but the rest of it needed a bit of work

Beside those groovy sides, I had to clean and flatten the sole, sharpen the iron, de-rust most of the rest, and a tune up

Next up, a Millers Falls No. 9 (before)

Like the other three, needed a good clean up, a sharpening, and them handles cleaned off.

Then these four newcomers made themselves right at home…

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


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#1 posted 06-07-2012 10:44 AM

your going to need a bigger shop soon.

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

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 11:18 AM

Somebody must like you.

helluvawreck
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#3 posted 06-07-2012 10:30 PM

Nice score Bandit.

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#4 posted 06-09-2012 02:45 PM

Apparently, both the Fulton 14” Jack (414) AND the Craftsman (#3) were made by Sargent. Craftsman is a hercules clone. My Craftsman pre-dates Stanley’s supply of Craftsman planes. Even Sargent’s Bargain Brand Planes seem to work very good. May just have to keep this one around…...

A look at those “Groovy” sides, again

Yep, might be a keeper…

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

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#5 posted 06-12-2012 01:19 PM

okay all you plane guys, got one here that I don’t know a thing about. thought maybe some of you guys could help me. It has no markings on it at all, no numbers, no made in, no nothing… the frog and the bed are cast as one piece.. so you cant adjust the fineness of cut, but sharpened up it cuts nice for what it is.. closer to the cut of a jack then a smother but still it cuts.. so what do I have>?

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#6 posted 06-12-2012 01:32 PM

tried to delete this posting and it wont let me….. now what?

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#7 posted 06-12-2012 01:35 PM

I don’t think you can, but bandit is probably the best guy who would know about this style anyhow.

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

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#8 posted 06-12-2012 02:05 PM

Shelton??? Put a camber on a nice thick iron, and use it as a scrub plane.

Union lateral! Since Union was making a bunch of “Hardware Store Brand” planes back then…......

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

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#9 posted 06-12-2012 02:20 PM

Does the craftsman with the side grooves look like it was factory done, or was someone playing around.

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

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#10 posted 06-12-2012 02:28 PM

Factory made grooves. Tuned up real nice. A #3 sized iron, on a very long base. Maybe a “3-1/2”???

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

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#11 posted 06-12-2012 02:31 PM

I wonder if it was an offering or some kind of prototype

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

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#12 posted 06-12-2012 02:55 PM

Seems to be a Sargent/Hercules hybrid plane. From side to side, it’s a #3 size, but the length is longer the my Union #4G. I have seen a couple out there with both grooved sides and sole, a #5. But this one has a smooth sole. Mystery Plane…..

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

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#13 posted 06-12-2012 03:06 PM

Papa, that plane does look like it’d make a great scrubber…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#14 posted 06-15-2012 04:01 AM

thought this would be a good place to throw up a shot of my bunch… a cross between Stanley’s and Millers.. with a couple Craftsman thrown in for good measure..
Was scared the wife would come in during the shoot and see all that I had and shut me down from buying anymore.. got away with it… thats good, because I have bids out on 4 more right now..

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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