|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 03-18-2013 10:09 PM||1561 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-18-2013 10:09 PM
Ok, I am trying to find out whatever i can about these strange planes. They have a blade stamped “Made in QWest Germany” stamped in English. There is a cap iron with a Maroon Bolt sticking out of it.
I have two such critters. One is a #3 size
With a strangely angled frog. It is sitting at 50 degrees. Due to the way the base was milled
The bottom of the frog is flat. Now I get a #5 sized one of these Dunlaps
With almost the same bedding for the flat frog
The same exact cap iron. I can put it on either plane, as both are the same size. Frogs look alike, but the one for the #5 is a bit wider. Irons are nice and thick, too. Both planes USED to have bright RED handles, I have since gotten rid of the red paint. Adjuster wheels are the same, too.
Now the question: Was there a Special type of Dunlap plane? Something about the West German made blade? Sold at Sears under the Dunlap brand name? Why the steeper angle for the frogs? Yes, frogS. Both sit at 50 degrees. Any info out there on these planes, besides the “mandatory” “It’s a second line plane” schtick? These seem to be a very solidly build plane.
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