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cabinetman

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2620 days ago

This plane was one of my garage sale finds back when I had very little tool knowledge. And it was during that period that I would buy tools that I thought were important to the craft, but not important at the time.

There were many tools that I had no idea what they were for, but getting such a good deal (how would I know) I just had to buy. This is a butt mortise plane, don’t know the brand, could be LN. The wide throat is to have good vision of the work area. Its primary function is to plane mortises for hinges. I usually chisel the outline for the hinge and then plane the mortise flat.
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Roger Strautman

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#1 posted 2620 days ago

I just saw one like this one on eBay the other day but I had no idea what it was. Thanks for the info.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2620 days ago

“look what I got. I have no idea what it is… but i’m sure it was a great deal!! I just had to buy it!!”
lol

and so.. is it a good deal?

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WayneC

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#3 posted 2620 days ago

I would think it is a Stanley or other quality brand and not a LN. This is a wonderful original example. The LN links shows how it is used at the bottom of the page.

I belive the original maker was Rumbold Co and this could be one of theirs.

The knobs are wonderful.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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cabinetman

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#4 posted 2620 days ago

Debbie:

I would say it was a great deal for $10

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Wayne:

I’ve always liked nice knobs.
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WayneC

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#5 posted 2620 days ago

Is it marked on the blade by chance?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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cabinetman

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#6 posted 2620 days ago

Wayne

It had no iron when I got it and had to buy one to fit. It was 3/4” by 1 1/2”.

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WayneC

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#7 posted 2620 days ago

Bummer. I’ve not seen enough of them to know who made it. It is a very nice plane.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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JAGWAH

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#8 posted 1673 days ago

No this may be a lie-nelson or more likely a T S Wheeler. I’ve had mine over 20 years, use it often, and enjoy it very much.

BMP TS Wheeler

Butt Mortise

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