|Forum topic by barringerfurniture||posted 11-28-2013 10:54 PM||1290 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
11-28-2013 10:54 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! Tried to get some work done but got into the Thanksgiving spirit a bit too early so here we are.
I found these on Craigslist night before last for $22. That price included the two Craftsman planes and the Stanley No.4. Not sure how Craftsman numbers their planes but the smaller one is about 1/4” shorter than a Stanley No.4 and the bigger one is the same size as my Stanley Bedrock No.605. I included the Craftsman block plane (which I already had) in the pic because now I have a nice little set of old Craftsmans and I’m proud.
It’s not that I particularly like Craftsmans but I seem to have ended up with a few and they seem like good old planes (made by Stanley or Sargent???)
Both of the Craftsman planes are in really nice condition. As of the pics, I haven’t done anything to them.
The Stanley was a bit rough – a bit rusty, a chip or two out of the handle and it appears someone spray-painted the handle and tote black. When I first saw it, I was thinking I already had a Stanley No.4 and I would just put a big camber on this to use as a scrub. I got it in the shop, put a big camber on the blade, cleaned it up a little, then realized I don’t have a No.4 yet. I have a No.3 and a No.4.5! So now I plan on cleaning it up really nice but still maybe using it for a scrubber.
Anybody have any info on these Crafstmans? Approximate year? Who made them? They look like Stanley.
-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA barringerfinefurniture.com