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RS Woodworks

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484 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: stanley plane 5 12 55 user plane jack plane

Hello ladies and gentlemen. Finally selling a few more planes. Listing these two for now, and possibly more very soon.

These are both fantastic Stanley #5 1/2 planes, both type 13’s (1925 – 1928), and both feature Sweetheart Made in Canada blades (can swap out for Made in USA blades if it’s a big deal for you). These have both been sharpened and tuned to perfection, and make fantastic user planes. If you have never tried a #5 1/2 jack plane, it’s an amazing tool and I personally like it far more than a plain ‘ol #5 for a user jack. The 5 1/2 is wider and heavier and cuts nicer IMHO. You can see them here making test cuts in curly birch, and leaving a surface envious of most smoothing planes.

Here is the first one, in near perfect condition with amazing rosewood knob and tote. Some proud previous owner has stamped his initials in the side, which obviously doesn’t affect use. I am asking $125 for this one (plane #1).

The second one is essentially the exact same plane. But doesn’t have the owner initials in the side. It does have a very minor band of staining on the bottom, like it was sitting on a thin strip for years in storage or something. Doesn’t affect use, and this too is a perfect user plane. The rosewood on this plane is just awesome. Asking $135 for this one (plane #2).

If you are interested, please PM me and indicate which plane (#1 or #2) you are interested in.

Shipping will likely be around $25 to $30 for these planes, and exact quote will be obtained for the buyers zip code. I prefer Interac E-transfer for payment, but will accept Paypal for a small fee.
Thanks for looking!!

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!


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#1 posted 484 days ago

Ryan, you are just plain mean. I have to get some other stuff before I can buy more planes.

Good Luck!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 484 days ago

Ryan, did Canadian or #5 1/2 planes not follow the types very well? T13 bench planes have tall knobs without the raised ring. Said ring indicates T14, typically.

That said, yours are beautiful tools! Someone will be very happy with either of them.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#3 posted 484 days ago

Dallas, I’m not mean, but you need to get your priorities straight! What’s more important, more planes or “other stuff”??? More planes of course!! :) :)

Smitty, you may be right, I’ll have to double check my type study. Didn’t type 14’s eliminate the 1910 patent date behind the frog tho?

For those that are concerned, the bodies of these planes are still proudly marked Made in USA
Behind the front knobs! :)

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#4 posted 484 days ago

Sorry, it’s just that I love T13s and the primary indicator there (because I can’t commit all to memory) is the tall know w/o raised ring.

Here’s what the Types say on T14:

Type 14. Planes made by Stanley 1929-1930.

•All of the features of the previous, except:
•”MADE IN U.S.A.” is now cast into the bed at the toe.
•A raised ring is cast into the bed to act as a receiver for the knob. This is to stem the splitting of the knob, about its base, which was a very common thing to occur. The high knobs were very prone to this, prior to the introduction of the raised ring, due to the greater leverage capable of being placed on them than could be placed on the low knobs.

Pat date wasn’t ‘lost’ until T15.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 484 days ago

Ryan, I’m trying to keep priorities straight. Mama wants her raised garden boxes built and things fixed around the house.
I asked her why she needed water in the kitchen when there was plenty in the bathroom and it was only 50’ away.

She gave me the ”L0oK”

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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RS Woodworks

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#6 posted 482 days ago

I stand corrected, there both appear to be type 14 planes, 1929 – 1930.
Both still available.

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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RS Woodworks

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#7 posted 481 days ago

Plane #2 is sold pending payment. Thank you!

Plane #1 is still available!

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#8 posted 477 days ago

Have a maybe odd question, is it possible to put a short knob on a tall knob plane?. I like the shorter knob that i have on my “8 but my others have the tall knobs. And couple need replacing.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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