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Forum topic by Frostymorning posted 10-25-2012 12:57 AM 695 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Frostymorning

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10-25-2012 12:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hand planes handplanes

I found these 3 hand planes at a flea market over the weekend. The smaller plane is a Stanley #4. The only identifying marks on the larger plane is Made in USA. The wooden plane has RELIABLE 13 stamped on the front. Any help on identifying the larger one. I assume it is a Stanley. What about the wooden one? Anything I should not do in restoring them?

Thanks,
Phillip


-- Phillip, Walton, KY


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SamuelP

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 01:49 PM

Nice #4

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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sikrap

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#2 posted 10-25-2012 01:54 PM

The larger metallic plane looks to me to NOT be a Stanley. I say that because of the lateral adjuster and the frog. They don’t look to be in bad shape, so my recommendation would be to take them apart, clean them with some degreaser or MS, polish/sharpen the irons and start making fluffies.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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Don W

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#3 posted 10-25-2012 02:00 PM

I’d say the larger one is a Defiance, which was made by Stanley as a cheaper line. I agree with Dave, take them apart, clean them with some degreaser or MS, polish/sharpen the irons and start making fluffies.

Of course you will need to post some pictrures when done.

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

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BinghamtonEd

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#4 posted 10-25-2012 02:39 PM

What would you suggest for the larger wooden plane?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Don W

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#5 posted 10-25-2012 02:47 PM

It looks in pretty good shape. Make sure the sole is flat, sharpen it, and give it a coat of your favorite oil. I use BLO.

Common issues is the mouth being to wide, which can be fixed in multiple ways. There are several blogs about it. Take a look at some of my projects and many others here for some other ideas.

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

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Frostymorning

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#6 posted 10-25-2012 03:46 PM

I picked all 3 up for $45. Don W, makes sence that the larger is a cheaper quality plane. the handle almost feels like plastic. As for the wooden plane, I plan to just clean it up and display it on my shop wall. I really like the old wooden planes. The bottom on this one is pretty flat unlike others I have seen. Just would like to find out some history on it. Hopefully when I clean up the blade it might lend some information on the manufacture.

-- Phillip, Walton, KY

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ksSlim

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#7 posted 10-25-2012 05:21 PM

Check the toe or nose of the wooden plane for a possible imprint of the mfg.
The iron on the plane usually has the logo or name of the mfg of the iron.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 10-25-2012 08:21 PM

Scoring awesome finds!

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