|Forum topic by MalcolmLaurel||posted 05-29-2014 02:01 AM||758 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-29-2014 02:01 AM
I’m not a collector, I’ll use all three of these planes.
The first one is nothing too unusual, just a Stanley Bailey #6 of around 1902 vintage in very nice condition.
The second one is a small hand plane of unknown vintage. The only marking on it is the number “0108” cast into the bed below the adjusting lever. There’s a strip of gear rack on the blade, and the lever has a small gear that moves the blade in and out. Not as nice but certainly usable.
Both of the above were flea market finds at good prices, and both have small nicks in the blade. I’m debating whether to grind them out, or mill them back with a carbide end mill before sharpening. Probably the latter since it’ll make less heat and thus be less likely to draw down the hardness of the blade.
This third plane is definitely NOT a flea market find, I bought it from a friend. It’s a Fisher FP404, made of wood, so I guess it’s not totally off topic here, but it’s why this isn’t in the “hand tool” section. Built in 1992, has a 40HP 1/2VW engine:
I figure I’ll get plenty of use out of all three!
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