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06-09-2014 03:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: transitional planes

I thought I’d post some pix of my transitional planes. These were purchased by me over the years with no objective in mind, other than that they intrigue me. This collection represents only what I’ve found out there over the past three decades, ones that were priced reasonably and worthy of someday restoring. Nowadays, there’s a few I’d like to own, like a Stanley 129 and a few other in the low 20’s, and if there is a holy grail for me among trannies, it would be a nice user #25. Still, I prefer to collect at a leisurely pace, and not aggressively pursue key models or set sale price records. It’s just for fun.

Union #502
Stanley #24
Edge-Rite
Union #22
Keen Kutter #23
Stanley #24
Sargent #3411
Stanley #35


Stanley #37 Jenny
Union #28
Edge-Rite #28
Stanley SW #28
Fulton #31
Sargent 24”
Union #31
Union #31

More coming!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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#1 posted 06-09-2014 03:54 PM

As promised:

Black Diamond #26
Sargent 3415
Union #26
National #26
Sargent #3415
National #26
Edge Rite #26
Ohio #26
Stanley #27 1/2
Home-built National chute plane

And… Some Liberty Bells

Stanley #135 w/ my restored body
Stanley #135
Stanley #132 With my custom body, ready for right-sizing
Stanley #127
Stanley #127

Hope you like ‘em! Ownership of these trannies is a pleasure, and restoration is not too difficult.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 04:20 PM

Although entirely un-scientific, I would guess what emerges onto the market today is a pretty good indicator of market share by the major players of the day. Seems to be more #28s and #31s than other sizes, and it appears that Stanley was not such a dominator of market share. Well… not in Canada, anyway. Maybe I should not draw conclusions based on my meager collection.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 04:23 PM

I think you may have too many wood ones, better send some my way for safe keeping…..

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#4 posted 06-09-2014 04:25 PM

Oh, almost forgot..

Will be using my #31 later today, lots of barn siding boards to do. Need the edges straight and trued up.

Might work??

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 04:33 PM

Hey, Bandit…
I thought I had a Stanley #31… but I don’t. I’ve never seen a #32, but I know they’re out there!
I’ve never tried a #31 in a chute board, but that is the way I’d go if you are edging up a lot of barn board! Good luck, Sir!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 06-09-2014 05:26 PM

Here is a look see

Crochet and leg vise to hold thing still

might worth the effort?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 06-09-2014 11:16 PM

I’m actually surprised the transitionals did as well as they did. As users its hard to beat the metal planes found at the same time. They are fun to collect though.

You’ve got a nice selection.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#8 posted 06-10-2014 12:24 PM

Thanks, Don!
I wish I could discover the mindset of the typical handplane buyer/user in the 1920’s-1930’s. What did people want in those days? Did people dream of someday owning a Mathieson or Norris, but settle for Stanleys? What did young apprentices aspire to, as they built their first tool chest?

We all own survivor tools that originate from this period, but all I know is what our contemporaries think about these vintage planes.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#9 posted 06-10-2014 01:27 PM

Some of the apprentises had to make their own

They would “buy” the irons from the Master, and make the body to suit what job they would do, like a rebate plane

And IF they were trained in the Imperial Chinese School of Wood Working, they used these “patterns” to build them with.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#10 posted 06-11-2014 04:14 PM

It seems wooden planes are lighter (less fatigue) and don’t flex as much as metal ones.
So with the transitional planes you keep the qualities but get the easy adjustments (mouth, depth, lateral) on top.

see http://paulsellers.com/2013/04/question-on-wood-versus-wooden-planes/

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#11 posted 06-11-2014 05:06 PM

Thank You, Sylvain!
This is a great link, in fact I like all of Paul Sellers’ you tube videos as well.

I wish I could have enjoyed his influence earlier in my career, and stayed on track for better hand skills in general.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 06-11-2014 05:13 PM

Hey Poopie, any chance we could get some better photos of your homemade “chute plane”. It looks interesting.

-- James

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#13 posted 06-11-2014 05:43 PM

the home-made chute plane: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/34646

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#14 posted 06-11-2014 05:59 PM

Thanks Don.

-- James

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