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Forum topic by skennedy posted 669 days ago 754 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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skennedy

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669 days ago

My son just bought me a new hand plane today for father’s day and as is customary, we try to research who the maker is and approximately how old it is. Well this time he found us a true mystery. We have been through countless sites and made phone calls and even spent time going through trademark photos with no luck. If anyone has any idea what this one is please let us know.

-- Shawn Kennedy


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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 669 days ago

its a smoothing plane but if the mouth is too open you can either
patch the mouth or sharpen the blade to be a jackplane

I don´t know anything about the trademark

Dennis

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Infernal2

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#2 posted 669 days ago

Nice plane. With that kind of heft in the handle I think I’d put a severe camber on it and make it into a scrub.

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Don W

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#3 posted 669 days ago

DE stood for diamond edge which was a Shapleigh. Not due if they made wooden but try it.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 669 days ago

^ yep, Diamond Edge!

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

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Don W

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#5 posted 668 days ago

I was on my phone on my earlier post so getting to my notes was a chore.

Diamond Edge – Diamond Edge was a brand name used by the Shapliegh Hardware Co. Many 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

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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skennedy

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#6 posted 667 days ago

Thank you for all of the help. We still haven’t found this particular plane on any lists but now we at least know what direction to go in.

-- Shawn Kennedy

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