I came home today and found that my wife bought me 5 hand planes from a garage sale for $5 each. 2 were Stanley Bailey #5s, 1 was a Stanley Bailey #3, 1 was a non-branded junky #3 and the last one was an unusual block plane I never seen before.
The body of the block plane (it was a low-angle block plane) was made out of stamped steel and it had a stanley blade installed but the body and cap iron didn’t have a name. The front knob and the screw that holds the cap iron was not removeable. Has anyone ever seen something like this?
The mouth is not adjustable and it looks a little wide so I’m guessing it can’t be used for fine planing… just for rough cuts.
But what kills me is that she said there were other Stanley Bailey planes that were smaller than the #3 but they were $10 because they were in really good condition. So she might have passed up a #1 or #2. Oh well, I’m just happy I got some more planes to play with.