wanted: Stanley type 9 #7 frog (and/or advice)

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Forum topic by Dave posted 04-17-2013 09:40 AM 1044 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2013 09:40 AM

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Hello you butchers of wood,

I’m restoring a Stanley #7 plane, and WOW, is it in rough shape. I just disassembled it after initial de-rusting, and it’s like exploring the hulk of the Titanic —the steel is pitted and bombed out, worst I’ve seen. (But for some reason this only heightens my interest in making the tool sing again.) The first round of lapping has been encouraging. The frog is, however, possibly beyond repair. A top corner is broken off and there is solid debris inside that is tenacious. I’m okay with continuing to clean the frog, but am also considering a replacement.

Here are my questions:
1. does anyone have a type 9 frog for the #7 jointer that they will sell?
2. can anyone recommend other compatible frogs (later types or other plane models)
3. didn’t the type 9’s have a lateral adjustment lever?

Thank you in advance.

-- Dave in Portland

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#1 posted 04-17-2013 12:15 PM

That frog had an adjuster, I think, as evidenced by the recess above the cap screw.

That is a bunch of debris in the bed of that plane! Wow….

You should have options with other frogs. It’s an earlier type than any of the planes I have (and no parts) but the frog style is one of only four or so that the Bailey line used. Good info on Blood and Gore to check out, perhaps.

Good that you’re bringing this one back to life. I ‘get’ what you’re doing. :-)

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#2 posted 04-17-2013 08:28 PM

Good on you for not giving up on that plane. :) I don’t have a frog for you, but I agree with Smitty that you should have options. Check out and see what other types used the same style frog. If push comes to shove, you can use that frog, you just won’t have a lateral adjuster.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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Don W

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 12:10 AM

I agree with smitty and Dave. No #7 parts her3 either, but will love to se that working again.

You’ll need a type 9. both the 8 and 10 were a little different.

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#4 posted 04-18-2013 12:29 AM

Thanks for your replies – much appreciated. Looks like my best bet is to use the existing frog. (Those lateral adjustment levers are over-rated anyway, right?).

I’ll follow-up with some pictures when I’m farther along.

-- Dave in Portland

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Don W

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#5 posted 04-18-2013 12:40 AM

type 5 and before didn’t have a lat adjuster anyhow. Take a file or grinder and just round the edges, it’ll look just like a type 4.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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