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Forum topic by Andre posted 05-09-2015 03:02 AM 873 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andre

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05-09-2015 03:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood plane stanely

I think I can finally post a Gloat! Went out to the west coast and a friend of my Mother had heard of my wood working interest so brought over some old Stanely planes he had gotten from his Dad. Not sure of exact ages but they appear very old! Have been looking for a #7 for awhile, it is the C version but should work fine.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.


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#1 posted 05-09-2015 03:21 AM

Pretty sure the blue #4 size is a c557mp. It’s just ok. Never used a 78. Nice score on the 7.

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#2 posted 05-09-2015 03:40 AM

Never seen a 78 used with the fence on that side as pic #1. Guess that you could, though.

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#3 posted 05-09-2015 01:25 PM

Congratulations on the tool find.

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#4 posted 05-09-2015 02:09 PM

That’s cool

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#5 posted 05-09-2015 03:05 PM

My best friend recently bought a new house and found a 78 in the garage. He gave it me and with a little work it cleaned up pretty nice. I’ve actually found it useful on a couple of projects once even put that fence on the right side. It’s a bit of work to get the blade set initially though. It’s great when friends score you tools.

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#6 posted 05-11-2015 12:59 AM



My best friend recently bought a new house and found a 78 in the garage. He gave it me and with a little work it cleaned up pretty nice. I ve actually found it useful on a couple of projects once even put that fence on the right side. It s a bit of work to get the blade set initially though. It s great when friends score you tools.

- BurlyBob


On the right side, as in the pic posted above? Are you left-handed? Asking because I’m not able to figure out under circumstances it would work to mount the fence that way.

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Andre

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#7 posted 05-11-2015 01:54 AM

Cleaned her up a bit today and sharpened the iron, the fence can go on either side but I gave it a run on the bench using a bench hook and worked pretty good. I have another old 78 that I picked up at an estate sale brand new still in the box that is just to nice to use! You are right i am right handed so will probably need to switch fence to other side
On a side note the #7 has cracks in the body so guess she becomes a wall hanger!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 05-11-2015 01:58 AM

It’s a very simple thing to move the fence from one side to the other, of course. Excellent score on the #7C, that’ll be a fine user for you.

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