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Forum topic by 69BBNova posted 573 days ago 1107 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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69BBNova

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573 days ago

My friend was good enough to sell me some of his Grandfathers tools…

From left to right…

Stanley #7
Stanley #5
Stanley Handyman #3 (judging by its length)
H.C. Marsh Co. #1 or #2 (not sure yet)
Stanley #220 block plane
Stanley #190 Rabbet, Sweetheart marked blade
Craftsman sharpener 10” x 1 1/2” stone
Currently unknown make Bit Brace

I have a lot of reading to find out the actual vintage of these tools…
The Handyman has blue instead of black paint…
Also they are all marked USA.

I also made a drawing in the hopes he can find a plow and shoulder planes (hopeing).

I recently tuned up a couple new poor quality planes and now they work well, just wanted to get some practical tuning experence before touching these.

Didnt actually expect to have some and so many so soon, Yesterday morning I didnt have a single one.


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Boris

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#1 posted 568 days ago

To find out how old the planes go here http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html. Good luck with the plow plane.

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Don W

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#2 posted 568 days ago

Here is a bunch of reference sites, http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/24092

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

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 568 days ago

Nice score Nova! Looks like youve got a great set to get started with. Careful though, the slope is steep and slicker than whale crap.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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69BBNova

316 posts in 814 days


#4 posted 564 days ago

I think your right about addiction to tools…

Observe…lol

Millers Fall No 9
Stanley #5
Stanley #71 router plane Patent date march4.84

Got a pennsylvania back saw, and a few honing stones also.
Yup I’m in trouble.

Whats worse is yesterday morning I ordered a Woodriver V3 #6 fore plane to try.

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Don W

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#5 posted 564 days ago

You’re sliding quick.

Are you sure that’s a #9. It may be the picture but it looks wide enough to be a #10. The blade on a #9 is 2” and a #10 2 3/8”. Either way it looks in perfect shape!

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

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69BBNova

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#6 posted 564 days ago

Yes it is a #9 I had measured it earler and its 9” long with a 2” blade…

Its also stamped No 9 on the side…

The router plane also has a S cast in the underside of the arch, apparently that mark was on the type 5.

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