|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 06-24-2012 03:11 PM||1125 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-24-2012 03:11 PM
Two from a yard sale, one from a auction. The Auction Plane is just a Stanley #120. It needed a new cap, so I went back and got one. Might need a new iron as well. Clean him up, paint him nice and shiny, and back to work.
Plane #2: Same size as the Stanley #120, but a few things were quite different on this plane. For one thing, one strange looking iron:
Might be made by Sargent? Ever see a block plane iron with a cambered edge? There is a stamp on the iron as well. A large diamond shaped one. So, the iron says Diamond Edge. The cap was another matter, took a while to get it loose…
Needed a 5/32” allen wrench to get it loose. Under this cap…
Look Ma, no wheel! How would you adjust this then? It does have something the Stanley 120 doesn’t..
A bolted on knob! needs a bit of re-finish. So, a Scrub plane, in a Block plane size, with no adjustor wheel.
Third plane: Also a mystery plane. No makers marks, other than a “5” under the cap. The knob on this one is a fancy one, though..
Almost like it’s bigger relatives? It does have a wheel to tighten things down with, though
Just a might smaller than most. The iron is only 1-1/2” wide, the base is just under 6-1/2” long. The edge is different as well..
Not a camber, this time. A “toothing” blade? No marks have been found on this iron, as to who made it.
As for that 120”s iron, it IS marked for a Stanley. Instead of the clipped box, or the diamond shaped, or even the sweetheart shaped logo, this one has the STANLEY RULE & LEVEL Co. stamped around the rounded end of the iron. Across the bottom of this “arch” logo is MADE IN USA ( I think, still trying to bring it back out), so IF someone knows what it should look like, let me know. Three little planes…..
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use