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Forum topic by Straightbowed posted 542 days ago 517 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Straightbowed

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542 days ago

the 2 planes on the right are OHIO TOOL the plane on the left is a giant rabbit plane blade is 3 3/4 wide just wonder if anybody knows about these planes I will try to claen them up soon for better pics

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country


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#1 posted 542 days ago

That is probably Butcher. If that helps any. Both older tool mfgs.

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#2 posted 542 days ago

Ohio tool was from Scoito Ohio.(1890-1920) Made tools also under the Scoito name.
Ohio brands were considered 1st rate whilw Scoito brand was alleged to have been made by prison labor.
Later marged with New York tools(1893) who made tools under the Auburn name.

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#3 posted 542 days ago

W. Butcher is a well known American maker of wooden
planes and chisels. Maybe they just made plane irons
and the bodies were procured from other makers.

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#4 posted 542 days ago

A slight correction ksSlim. Ohio tools were actually based in Columbus Ohio near the Scioto river and the Ohio Penitentiary. They did use prison labor from what I gather. Interestingly their factory was near one of the largest buggy makers in America too, The Columbus Buggy company run by one of the Firestone progeny http://www.touring-ohio.com/central/columbus/columbus-buggy.html . I live about 3 miles from where the factory used to be so I may be a little more interested than most ;)

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Straightbowed

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#5 posted 541 days ago

YES the two small planes are Scioto planes and the jack type Plane iron is made in NY called Thistle brand it has stamped in it high grade steel Auburn NY USA OHIO TOOLS at the top with a thistle stamped in it the # on the jack type is 15 the # on the contour or smaller plane is 1

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Straightbowed

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#6 posted 541 days ago

the planes are on Ebay if you want to bid 75.00 for the 3, 60.00 start bid

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#7 posted 541 days ago

There is some Ohio tool history here,http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/24091

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