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03-09-2014 08:21 PM

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I was out visiting the in laws on the west coast and poked my head into an antiques store. I was looking for tube radio but ended up finding a Stanley #5C. It has been repaired so I talked them down to a whopping $16. The damage is on one side of the plane and cracks down to the mouth but only on one side. It sat flat and its a pretty good repair job so I think it will be a plenty good user plan.

I took it all apart and put it in a ziplock bag with CLR and hot water for 4 hours.

I then buffed it up with a mini wire wheel in my dremel. I need to lap the frog and sole but do not have anything on hand but it was a nice afternoon project.

I think it is either a type 15 or 19.. it has stanley on the adjustment lever but it also has a staley SW iron in it.

I have been checking plane prices and their is no way I can afford new ones. Is there anybody on the forums here that sell bargain finds or fully refurbished units? I am looking for a 60-1/5, #4, #7 or #8 and a rabbit plane like a #78 or #92

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 08:28 PM

Don W’s a good source for planes. He’s fair and honest.

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#2 posted 03-10-2014 03:46 AM

i like that clr in a bag trick. havent seen that before

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#3 posted 03-10-2014 03:53 AM

i have a bunch im looking to get rid of. pm me

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#4 posted 03-10-2014 04:03 AM

“I think it is either a type 15 or 19.”

I have an all original #6 and it does not fit any type exactly. I came up with the same spread of Types. My understanding is that the Type studies are usually based on #4 planes and that anything is possible. Type 15-19 includes the time frame of WWII and I would bet production got a little hectic based on material shortages.

I have a #3 in the same type range and it works perfectly.

-- Creating less fire wood every day

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#5 posted 03-10-2014 12:46 PM

Mark E. on here also sells refurbbed ones.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#6 posted 03-10-2014 12:51 PM

If your intention is to use the plane and not restore, i suggest getting a woodriver #6:

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#7 posted 03-11-2014 11:44 AM

My guess would be that is a type 15. Type 19 would have the raised rib at the toe and heel and Stanley would be stamped vertically on the lateral lever.

The face of the frog on a type 15 would be solid, on type 19 it would have recesses in the face.

The sweetheart iron is also consistent with a type 15, but that could be a replacement.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 03-11-2014 12:54 PM

I have duplicates of Record 60-1/2, 9-1/4, 4, 5 & 7. PM me if you are interested.

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#9 posted 03-11-2014 01:48 PM

As mentioned, Don W. and Mark E. both sell rehabbed planes. I also sell rehabbed planes. The 92 is a shoulder plane, though and not a rabbet plane. Good plane to have, especially if you doing a lot of M&T work. One other suggestion I would make is to think about a 71 or 71 1/2 router plane. They excel at cleaning dados, rabbets, and trimming the shoulders of tenons.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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