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Forum topic by SRRieman posted 06-07-2013 01:15 AM 1042 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-07-2013 01:15 AM

I picked up this spokeshave in a lot of five after my latest hand tool binge hit it’s peak.

It has an almost bronze cop perish finish. The blade is marked Stanley Level and Tool Co and appeared to be original as everything else was. But that’s all I could make out so far.

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#1 posted 06-07-2013 01:21 AM

my guess is 68, but with the coloring you describe it could also be a home-grown casting with a stanley cutter installed.

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#2 posted 06-07-2013 01:42 AM

excuse…it’s marked rule and level co.

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#3 posted 06-07-2013 01:44 AM

It looks an awful lot like the 68…but look at the bottom,this one is split, with a fence, I’m assuming to put a square edge on a corner

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#4 posted 06-07-2013 02:00 AM

It does look like like the 68, pre-1920s. Sometime in the early 20s they began stamping a flat section of the front fence with No.68

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#5 posted 07-07-2017 10:23 PM

Just picked up a No. 68 and found this post. The fence shaped appendage to your example is wild. I’m guessing the No. 68 did not come with a fence, but that enterprising folks developed such things back in the day to fit the need for straight rabbets. Just a guess, based on the lack of any auctions of the tool on eBay (other than brass copies) having a fence.

All that aside, I want a fence now! :-)

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