|Forum topic by Douglas||posted 139 days ago||503 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
139 days ago
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…
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