|Forum topic by 489tad||posted 07-16-2012 03:07 AM||1038 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-16-2012 03:07 AM
On vacation I stopped at a antique/flee market. I don’t think I have any real bargains but I did pick up tools I will use. Stanley #80 cabinet scraper, Stanley #55 spoke shave, six assorted plow plane blades, Stanley #71 router plane and a Disston and Sons 12” back saw. All are in nice condition.
Questions. The router plane has a patten date of 3-4-1887. It does not have a miter slot or threaded holes to attatch a fence. How do I use a guide / fence with that? Or do I?
The Disston saw shows use but is in good condition. From what I found out on a Disston site the saw is from the 1880’s to early 1900. My intention was to clean, refinish the handle and have sharpened. After brushing the crud off the handle I now can see the owners name on the handle. I searched the name but no results. The letters are lightly stamped but look professionally done. Did Disston provide stamping a name as a service?
-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.