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05-04-2014 01:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane problems restoration identify young hand tools

Despite my best efforts i cant find a single thing on this plane , the difficult part being it bears no name. In its current rusty state a patent date or a name may be hiding but i doubt it. My photos aren’t great but i tried to display as much detail as possible, as well it proudly states in two places it is made in Canada

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found this new as well

c44 ?


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#1 posted 05-04-2014 01:59 AM

should mention is 14” long

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#2 posted 05-04-2014 02:39 AM

Looks stanleyish to me for a few reasons. The lever cap and frog look a lot like the handyman line and they are the only maker I know other than lee valley that made planes in Canada. Also a lot of Stanley parts have casting marks that start with a “c”.

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 02:55 AM

Deycart

I think you’re onto something—to me the concave web between front knob and mouth says “Defiance.”
Check this link out

you’ll notice that one of the photos shows the backside of the lever cap and it too, bears a “C 116”

I think the Defiance line became the Handyman line

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 02:59 AM

^ The front web part says MADE IN CAN

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#5 posted 05-04-2014 03:15 AM

One more things that prove our hypothesis. The depth adjuster has the same shape too. There isn’t a good shot of the lateral, but it looks like it might be the same.

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#6 posted 05-04-2014 03:15 AM

cdnstudentwoodworker

The web is the vertical wall in the casting which (as I wrote) is between the front knob and the mouth
It’s top edge is concave—this is unusual and most likely indicates a Defiance hand plane

The phrase to which you are referring is a figure of speech; it does not literally mean that the word “Defiance” is stamped thereon.

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#7 posted 05-04-2014 03:22 AM

I have 3 type 6 stanleys, and the bottom of the frogs look just like that.

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#8 posted 05-04-2014 03:26 AM

Is there anyway to date it further ? within a decade or so ? And as bland as the question is , could it be a good working plane ?

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#9 posted 05-04-2014 03:28 AM

My Stanley book says 1925-1953 for defiance. Who knows how long it was made in Canada.

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#10 posted 05-04-2014 03:28 AM

My Stanley book says 1925-1953 for defiance. Who knows how long it was made in Canada.

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#11 posted 05-05-2014 02:26 AM

The lateral adjuster is a tell tale sign of a defiance. Does it have the Defiance lateral?

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