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Douglas

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394 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question plane

A recent 2nd hand store find, I picked up the little rusty plane with a broken tote for $4.99. I cleaned of the rust, re-glued the tote, re-japaaned it, sharpened it, and it works fine. But I could not find any marks on it, except veeeeery faintly on the blade…

(????)NT MFG
NEW YORK

It’s not a high end plane: the depth knob is steel, not brass. It seems to be about Stanley #4 in length, but is narrower by about 1/2”. It has a corrugated sole. The bed is 8 5/8” long by 2 1/8” w, and the iron is 1 3/4” wide.

It’s very possible that this was assembled from various maker’s planes, but I don’t know. The main bolt that holds down the tote doesn’t seem original as it needs that washer to properly pull down the handle. Its likely there was a bolt with a wider head, or some sort of collar originally.

It’s nice because it is a size I don’t have.

Here’s a pile of pics…

with my #4 behind it…

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com


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tsangell

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#1 posted 394 days ago

This reminds me of a plane I have in no. 2 size. The tote and hexagonal cutout on the iron are similar. I am similarly stumped on who the maker may be…

Perhaps Sargent: http://www.roseantiquetools.com/id141.html

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 394 days ago

All I can say is that the chipper, lever cap and frog look to NOT be of Sargent & Co. origin. I suggest that this may be a Stanley derivative, but I concentrate on Sargent so I may be off.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Don W

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#3 posted 394 days ago

I would say it was made by Ohio tools. If you look at my blog I’ve got some history out there. I know that name to, I’ve seen it before, its slipped away for the moment.

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

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Loren

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#4 posted 394 days ago

Stanley and other foundries made planes for private
labeling by retailers. There may have been a
decal on the tote long ago.

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bandit571

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#5 posted 394 days ago

I once had a #6 with an iron like that, and it was stamped as “Savage”. Either it is made by Ohio Tool Co., or by Union tool.

Once had a Union #3, and a shot of the #6’s iron!https: blade was 2-1/4” wide//s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/mqgmo1c.jpg!

and an opened up view of the Union #3..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Douglas

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#6 posted 394 days ago

Your Ohio info from your blog, DonW, makes me think you and bandit571 are on to something. Comparing the shape & style of the lateral adjuster, and other things, makes me lean towards thinking it is (mostly) an Ohio made Savage. I’d love to see a pic of a “known” Ohio or Ohio Savage #3 for comparison.

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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TobyC

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#7 posted 394 days ago

Bandit’s #6 is on this page…LINK

-- Cigarettes and squirrels are completely harmless until you put one in your mouth and light it up.

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TobyC

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#8 posted 394 days ago

70. Ohio Tool Co. #04C & 03C smooth planes; the 03C has corner chip.

#70

-- Cigarettes and squirrels are completely harmless until you put one in your mouth and light it up.

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TobyC

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#9 posted 394 days ago

Brett’s got a #1.

-- Cigarettes and squirrels are completely harmless until you put one in your mouth and light it up.

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bandit571

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#10 posted 394 days ago

OK, the Savage #6

This was just after it got to my shop, er, Kitchen

Frog area needed a little clean up?

All cleaned up, and at work…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

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#11 posted 394 days ago

Lets see IF I can find that Union #3, as well

ah, all opened up for inspection…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Douglas

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#12 posted 392 days ago

wow, thanks for all that, you guys are great!

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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