Another Plane

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 10-18-2007 03:53 AM 963 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok so all this talk about Planes and shooting boards I thought I would throw something in as well. I just recently found a plane in my parent’s shed, my guess is that it was in my grandfather’s toolbox at one point. From what I can tell all the parts are there. There is no manufacturer on it but it has some stickers still left almost intact. I tried to get a good shot of them.

Plane b

Plane C

I am more then likely going to pick up a couple of books on plane use as I do not see myself buying a planer in the near future or fitting it into my shop right now. Plus I am finding I like using handtools more as I work on things. Anywho…. any assistance anyone can give me on what it is I already have I would appreciate.

Thanks All.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 10-18-2007 04:05 AM

Nice little plane. Looks like a #4 sized Dunlap. My guess would be from the 1950s.

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#2 posted 10-18-2007 04:40 AM

Yep, read Wayne blogs on how to rehab it and it will help you on your way. All you need is a #5 and a 6 or 7 and you are in business. The iron is good and long. There is no reason that this can’t be made into a really usable smooth plane.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 10-18-2007 04:40 AM

Looks better than most things that have been in my shed for just a spring or two. Nice find Chris!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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