|Forum topic by drewlane||posted 03-23-2009 08:18 PM||5916 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
03-23-2009 08:18 PM
First time poster, long time reader here at lumberjocks.
I recently acquired a cheap ($10) Stanley no 7C from a lady when buying an unrelated item off of craigslist (it never hurts to ask for certain things when someone says they’re moving…) and it’s in pretty poor condition. Rust is very prevalent and I’m guessing the Japanning is 50-60% intact. But, the sole is dead flat, the totes and knobs just need to be cleaned up (paint and minor dings and such) and blade could probably just be replaced.
So my questions are:
1. How do I age/type this plane? I’ve seen the site that ages Stanley no 4’s but nothing about any other types of planes. I also have a very older 5C that I would like to type as well.
I’m not really worried too much about the “collector” value of this plane. The shape it’s in, I don’t think most would want something like this. First and foremost, I just want it to be useable. But, if I can make it look decent in the process, I will.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.