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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 02-21-2013 02:07 PM 952 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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02-21-2013 02:07 PM

This listing caught my eye, and I thought I’d throw it out here for discussion.

Advertised as a #4, it is clearly marked No. 10 on the base. I thought a Stanley #10 was a rabbet plane, with the cutout sides for a full-width iron. The photo with the top view, judging from the shadows and light, seems to show the cutouts. But the side view pretty clearly does not. Is it just me, or are these photos of two different planes? Did the guy put the photo of the No. 10 in there to mislead people when he is really just selling a #4 like he says he is? Or am I missing something?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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#1 posted 02-21-2013 02:11 PM

Confusing, I think we may be looking at two different planes.

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#2 posted 02-21-2013 02:12 PM

You are looking at two very different planes, and the ”#10” is a Frankenplane, too boot. Lever cap is off of a “Four Square plane, or a trans plane.

I would try for BOTH planes, as the second one looks a bit like a #2!

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Brandon

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#3 posted 02-21-2013 02:12 PM

Wow! That is interesting. The lever cap looks to be a Four Square cap. Other than that, I got nothing.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 02-21-2013 02:14 PM

The handle on te side view is the furthest protruding part, But, on the top view that is not the case.

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#5 posted 02-21-2013 02:16 PM

Looks like a Stanley No 10 to me.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#6 posted 02-21-2013 02:16 PM

Whatever it is, he should put a pillow case on that thing or stop dipping in his sleep. Ewww.

Looks like two different planes to me. The #10 should have open sides.

-- "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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#7 posted 02-21-2013 02:18 PM

I agree, definitely two different planes, look at the difference in shine of the finish on the front knobs.

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 02-21-2013 02:18 PM

You aren’t seeing the handle on the top pic, it’s the blade iron you are looking at.

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#9 posted 02-21-2013 02:20 PM

2 diff planes based on the broken body (front right side) on the side photo, but does not show on the top photo.

I would contact the seller, sometimes sellers just throw some pictures that they have on their camera not knowing when it was taken or to which plane it relates to as long as it looks a bit similar (not everyone selling woodworking stuff are woodworkers)

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#10 posted 02-21-2013 02:21 PM

The shadow one the first pic indicates an open side. The second plane may be a 3 or 4, but not a 10. Stef is correct on the pillow case however.

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chrisstef

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#11 posted 02-21-2013 02:23 PM

No lateral adjuster on the 10 either

-- "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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Porchfish

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#12 posted 02-21-2013 02:25 PM

I agree with ShaneA , alternate planes ? , but I disagree on the pillow case, it is lovely and maybe even of the same vintage as #1.

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 02-21-2013 02:28 PM

I sent the seller a question. We’ll see if he responds.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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RussellAP

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#14 posted 02-21-2013 02:31 PM

I say they are the same plane. Although what Shane says about the light is compelling, the handle could have reflected the light to produce the open side look. Remember that simply because a plane has a base that says Stanley No 10, doesn’t mean it’s not been taken apart and had other parts from other planes installed. I do that myself with irons and caps.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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404 - Not Found

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#15 posted 02-21-2013 02:31 PM

He could have just uploaded the wrong pic, after all, to many people a plane is just a plane.

Look what my search for a Stanley No.1 turned up…

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