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Forum topic by 69BBNova posted 12-28-2012 11:53 PM 1809 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2012 11:53 PM

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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#1 posted 01-02-2013 11:08 PM

To find out how old the planes go here Good luck with the plow plane.

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 11:59 PM

Here is a bunch of reference sites,

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 01-03-2013 12:13 AM

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.

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#4 posted 01-06-2013 09:23 PM

I think your right about addiction to tools…


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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#5 posted 01-06-2013 09:49 PM

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!

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#6 posted 01-06-2013 10:04 PM

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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