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Forum topic by oldcans posted 03-19-2013 02:22 PM 766 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2013 02:22 PM

Last weekend I purchased a jointer plane at an estate sale and I was wondering if anyone might know who may have made it. It was really dirty and almost all of the paint was gone but I found traces of a reddish brown or maroon paint under the handles. The only marking is cast in the front “No 08”. It has a grooved bottom and is about 24” long.

-- Dan, quartersawn oak = oak with stretch marks


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#1 posted 03-19-2013 02:23 PM

Have any pictures? That would be the most useful in helping us determine

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 02:27 PM

Check for a stamping at the top of the cutter…

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 02:27 PM

to the best of my knowledge the only manufacturer that use a “0” before the number was Ohio Tools, but they never painted their plane reddish brown or maroon.

Like Mos pointed out, pic’s will help.

What’s your plan for it?

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 02:33 PM

Look like this one?

This one is a Stanley/Bailey #8c

24” long, iron is 2-5/8” wide.

Weighs in at 10 pounds.

Has a “grooved bottom”

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 09:57 PM

08=Record, but the color should be a blue ?

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#6 posted 03-19-2013 10:56 PM

ahhh I forgot about Records.

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#7 posted 03-19-2013 10:58 PM

Probably an Ohio plane, didn’t Record mark their planes as such? Still, we want to see a picture! You can’t tease planeheads and not offer a photo.

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#8 posted 03-20-2013 01:19 AM

My Record jointers are marked “08” and “07”.

-- Mike

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#9 posted 03-20-2013 01:28 AM

Paratrooper, what I meant was didn’t Record put “Record” on the casting?

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#10 posted 03-20-2013 01:32 AM

Yup

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#11 posted 03-20-2013 02:00 AM

Unusual. Could be a house line of plane made for a department
store or large hardware store by Stanley or another foundry that
made planes. The pattern of corrugations on the bottom
may indicate which maker might have made it.

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#12 posted 03-20-2013 07:22 PM

Sorry about the lack of pictures. maybe these will help. The dimensions are exactly 24” long and 3-1/8” wide and it weighs in at just under 8 pounds. As far as my plans for it I was going to just clean off the dirt and use it but because of the lack of original paint and the surface rust I plan to repaint it and use it. .!https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/mjz4gee.jpg!

-- Dan, quartersawn oak = oak with stretch marks

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#13 posted 03-20-2013 08:09 PM

I would say that is an Ohio Tools #08 that been stripped. Is there something that looks like a globe on the top of the iron?

Let me know if your looking to part with it. It would help finish out the set.

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#14 posted 03-20-2013 09:51 PM

And if you can take a shot (picture of ) it’s backside, or tail, I can perhaps see something cast behind the tote but can’t make it out in the picture ? or is it just the lighting ?
I’m thinking Don W has nailed it, the Records I’ve seen the casting of the numbers were/are the same size,
your zero is smaller than the 8..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#15 posted 03-20-2013 09:57 PM

Its also got the knurl around the base of the front knob. Record did not have that.

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