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Forum topic by Greybeardstudios posted 02-02-2013 05:29 PM 1988 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-02-2013 05:29 PM

Hello! I recently came across this old hand plane but I can’t find any markings on it. Can any one help identify it?

-- Greybeard

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 06:49 PM

Just by looking at it I can tell you it’s craftsman made. There is not a single cast iron part on it. Its well done too.

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 08:27 PM

do a search on the Handplanes of your Dreams thread and post this there.

HPYOD Thread

There are quite a few really knowlegeable people that are really active on that thread that will be glad to help you out.
But it looks like a rabbet/filster type of plane. Kind of like a Stanley 78.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 09:58 AM

Thanks guys,
upon further review I can see that it is actually made from a piece of angle iron. That explains why I couldn’t find anything like it on the web. I would have loved to met the man that made it!

-- Greybeard

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 11:03 AM

congrat´s with your new old toy :-)

its a rabbet plane
it also have the fence on the wrong side as far as I can see

restore it at let us see some shaves flying from it again :-)


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#5 posted 04-23-2013 09:11 AM

Yeap it looks like Harry Bryan’s project hand plane, which he described in his book “Making hand tools” (from Harry Bryan’s workshop series). Cheers

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