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cabinetman

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05-20-2007 02:11 PM

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 05-20-2007 02:53 PM

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 05-20-2007 02:59 PM

“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 05-20-2007 03:26 PM

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 05-20-2007 04:11 PM

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 05-20-2007 04:19 PM

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 05-20-2007 07:03 PM

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 05-20-2007 10:44 PM

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 12-22-2009 02:44 AM

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

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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