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Forum topic by doitnut posted 05-12-2013 08:16 AM 716 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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doitnut

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05-12-2013 08:16 AM

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After my father passed I found 2 hand planes, one incomplete, among his hand tools. The sole plates are 2-3/8 ” wide and 13” long and were cast. The blades are 2’ X 5”. I have disassembled them and found no numbers or mfg. names anywhere nor is there any identifying marks. I am wondering if anyone has an inkling of what they may be. They have a strong resemblance to the Stanley #40 scrub and to a lesser degree the #3 (USA) bench plane.

Thanks

-- E. Gene Rose


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Brett

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#1 posted 05-12-2013 01:49 PM

There were many different manufacturers that made planes with dimensions similar to those. You’ll probably need to post some pictures.

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#2 posted 05-12-2013 01:59 PM

Buy the size I’d say a #5 size jack. Post some pictures and we can help identify manufacturer (maybe)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#3 posted 05-12-2013 04:02 PM

Depending on the maker, it might have eithr a “normal” lever cap

Like this 14” long Stanley#5 Jack Plane, or, it might have a bolt instead of the lever

Like this 13-1/2” long Dunlap #5 Jack Plane.

Most jack planes started out as about 13” or so long. Stanley started to make them 14” long, and then other lengthened their’s to keep up.

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#4 posted 05-13-2013 02:42 AM

I’ll try to post these pics- my first effort so be patient—http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/hagros73/slideshow/

-- E. Gene Rose

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#5 posted 05-13-2013 04:52 PM

Gene, that may be a Stanley Defiance. I’ve got a similar one in a #3 size. It might make an ok jack, but that’s about it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#6 posted 05-13-2013 08:40 PM

Thanks Don, Dad was in the CCC and I thought the planes might have been government issued for use or issued to carpenter trainees by the corp, I was really just interested what they are since there is no identifying marks to be found. Thanks Again,

-- E. Gene Rose

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