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Forum topic by hairy posted 10-21-2012 03:17 PM 1008 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hairy

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10-21-2012 03:17 PM

I picked these up at the flea market, $15 for the pair. The Bailey #6 looks like it should clean up pretty good. I’m not sure what the other is. I think it would work good in a shooting board. It weighs 9 lbs 11.4 oz. and 15” long. I would have Popeye arms after using it for a while.

These are the only marks. Let me know what you think it’s for.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...


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Brandon

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#1 posted 10-21-2012 03:19 PM

Yup, looks like a shooting-board plane, although I’m not familiar with the model.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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David Kirtley

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#2 posted 10-21-2012 04:00 PM

Don’t know for sure but first guess would be something like trimming type for printing.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 10-21-2012 04:05 PM

Not being an old plane guy, I don’t know what a shooting board plane is or how it’s used. But, that’s and odd, to my eyes, plane for sure. Wonder if anything fits into that I beam cavity?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Don W

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#4 posted 10-21-2012 04:11 PM

I’d say some kind of shooting plane. I’d say it had a rail to slide on. If you decide to sell it before you find out what it’s worth, let me know. ;-)

You got a great deal.

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JJohnston

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#5 posted 10-21-2012 04:33 PM

I’m not so sure anything rides in the cavity on the side. The raised number would interfere with it, unless it had a narrower dado in it to make room for it.

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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Arminius

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#6 posted 10-21-2012 04:47 PM

No idea who the manufacturer is, but that has to be for ‘shooting’.

Here is a video review of a Lie-Nielsen cousin…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdZJf5o-SGs&feature=fvwrel

edit: $15 for both? wow…

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paratrooper34

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#7 posted 10-21-2012 06:23 PM

The unidentified one looks to be a very specialized plane for a task that I do not know. In your pictures, it appears to have a very narrow blade on it. Could you measure it and tell us how wide it is?

It is a shooting plane type, and looks as though it should be mated with some kind of matched guide piece, but I cannot imagine it being used for everyday shooting board tasks as the cutting surface appears to be too narrow. That would make it only valuable for shooting with very thin stock. Compare that with the LN shooting plane which has a 2 3/8” blade, which is ideal for a shooting plane, and one can see why such a narrow blade is not a good choice for a run of the mill shooting board system.

At 15 bucks for the pair, you got a helluva deal!

-- Mike

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Mauricio

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#8 posted 10-21-2012 06:31 PM

Yeah you dont need that fist one, I’ll do you a favor and give you $30 to take it off your hands. Double your money? Good deal right?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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hairy

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#9 posted 10-21-2012 06:57 PM

It is a narrow blade. 1 and 1/4”. That I beam looking slot makes me think that the plane rode on a track, like a shooting plane where the plane moves instead of the stock, but that’s only a guess. It seems too heavy to use as a hand plane.

I found a name on the blade. Henry Disston and sons , Philadelphia

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 10-21-2012 08:27 PM

Thanks for posting that video, Arminius. Now I understand a shooting board plane.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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David Kirtley

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#11 posted 10-22-2012 08:53 PM

Looks much like a different model but much like this:

http://www.vintagetools.net/printer-block-shoot-board-plane

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#12 posted 10-23-2012 12:04 AM

Now thats just cool

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