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Forum topic by planeBill posted 09-18-2013 09:43 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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planeBill

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09-18-2013 09:43 PM

can anyone show or tell me what the logo should look like for a #18 and a #65 block plane from the late 20’s or early 30’s? How the logo should look, the blade shape (round, square) or any other features that would make a blade the correct blade for these two planes. Does anyone have any? If so, I would like to have one or both but I would like to have them both in pristine or near pristine condition if at all possible or at least for them to be in such condition that I could reasonably expect for them to be able to be restored to like new appearance.
Thanks for any help.

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#1 posted 09-18-2013 09:49 PM

Are these going to be your main users? If so, consider Hock blades if you are not hung up on origional blades. I have a Hock blade in a #65 and it is an awesome plane.

http://www.hocktools.com/BL.htm

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#2 posted 09-18-2013 10:02 PM

I thought they might be when I first bought them but they are like they were the day they were made and Im thinking now that I cant bring myself to actually use them. If I were I certainly would put a Hock or veritas blade (another nice iron) in them and be on my way. I have a veritas iron in a 65 and it too is a damn nice tool but these two are just beauties and they have the original boxes too so. Oh crap!!!! I’ve become a collector!!! Somebody shoot me!! Seriously, they are just two prime examples of these planes and Id like to get them back to original as I can and the ONLY thing they need are correct irons.

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#3 posted 09-18-2013 10:13 PM

If they were from the 20s, you’d be looking for a sweetheart blade,

But those look to be a little later to me, probably mid 30s, which would be the notched rectangle logo

Either way, I may have what you’re looking for in my parts hoard, I’ll take a look tonight when I get out to the shop….

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#4 posted 09-18-2013 10:43 PM

thanks LukieB, I appreciate that.

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#5 posted 09-18-2013 10:58 PM

According to Walter’s big book-o-information the model # on the side of the #18 didn’t appear until 1947.

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#6 posted 09-18-2013 11:08 PM

Also look on eBay for NOS blades. Not sure if the ones below are matches, but more of an example

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Three-Vintage-NOS-Stanley-1-5-8-1-11-16-1-5-8-Plane-Blades-MINT-4-1-2-long-/130967927312?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e7e4bfa10#ht_2141wt_1155

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#7 posted 09-19-2013 12:42 AM

Joe, that is disconcerting news. :<( It would appear that I need this book. I will now change the title of this thread.
Theyre still Purdy aint they.

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#8 posted 09-19-2013 01:11 AM

They do have a bit of bling, and 1947 is better than 1974.

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#9 posted 09-19-2013 01:28 AM

they certainly are Purdy!!

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#10 posted 09-19-2013 10:50 AM

youre right, 47 is better than 74

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#11 posted 09-20-2013 12:02 AM

well, it would seem that these have the correct and/or original blades in them according to the information given here. they just look so new I figured them to be new Stanley blades, they just look too new, know what I mean? I guess they are the originals that are just in as good a shape as the rest of the tool. So LukieB you don’t have to bother with going through your bins to see if you have any because I guess I do indeed have the correct ones.

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#12 posted 09-20-2013 04:08 AM

I dug around and didn’t have anything, the couple I was thinking of were both too narrow, and the one I had that would fit was from an even earlier version.

I did find a couple other random irons I forgot I had, thinking about building another wooden plane ( I just completed my plane for the plane swap this evening)

Those really are a couple very fine examples you have there, they sure are pretty.

Do you have another #65 so you’re not tempted to use that one? Ahhh, the slippery slope…

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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