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Forum topic by Deon1963 posted 08-27-2013 06:13 AM 2541 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-27-2013 06:13 AM

Hi all….

I am trying to get info on a hand plane that I picked up a few days ago. The blade is an Original Steiner 1859 model number 51. The body is made of metal and it has no back handle. Could anyone please assist as to where I can find out more about this tool?


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Don W

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#1 posted 08-27-2013 10:14 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. Can you post some pictures? I’ve got a boat load I plane books I thumb threw and I’ll keep an eye out for it. Its not listed in either of Roger Smith’s books, and a internet search brings up nothing, so its something I’m interested in seeing.

Welcome to LJ’s…..

You might try posting it over here to. A lot of plane geeks hang out there.

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#2 posted 08-27-2013 02:55 PM

When the name is German, the first place to look is Wolfgang Jordans site.
Here’s what he has to say about Steiner:

You can cut/paste it into google translate if your German is rusty.

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#3 posted 08-27-2013 04:14 PM

Do you have any photographs?

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 05:59 PM

@ JustJoe…..he he…will try my best.

@ Don W and WayneC ….Was struggling to load the pictures.

Thanks all for your quick replies.

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#5 posted 08-28-2013 06:47 PM

oh NICE. I have never seen one of those. Thanks for sharing the pictures!!

Does it look like the back had an infill?

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#6 posted 08-29-2013 12:51 PM

It has that kind of bent infill at the back. Looks handmade.

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#7 posted 08-29-2013 12:56 PM

Whoa … now that’s pretty cool lookin. Wouldn’t wanna grab that puppy on a frigid winter day though lol.

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