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Poor Little Stanley No 3 (Type 16)

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Poor Little Stanley No 3  (Type 16)
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I found this little No 3. in an antique/thrift shop over on the coast.
The previous owner(s) had coated it in some type of antique finish.
Almost like a gelatinous type of bluing.
I have never seen anything like it.
It was really hard to see the details through it but the price was right and I had been looking for one for a quite while.
I kept getting ‘snipered’ on e-bay so I took a chance.

I’m sorry about not having a ‘before’ picture. The one I took got corrupted and I didn’t realize it until I had the plane soaking in evaporust.

Here are the ‘after’ pictures.

This poor little guy was badly pitted and the plane iron has a very bad wave in it.
The knob and tote are in fairly good condition.
A light sanding and several coats of lacquer brought them back to life.

I spent several hours trying to remove whatever the heck that coating was from the metal parts.
I finally gave up after many hours on the wire wheel and polishing wheel.

Here is the finished product.
The brass’s cleaned up well.
She’s not very pretty but she does throw shavings so it will be a good user although at some point I will need to replace the iron.

I’m a little bummed but I learned a few things.

Thanks for looking.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.





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Ocelot

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#1 posted 05-21-2019 01:42 PM

Well Chem,

I think it looks pretty good. You didn’t show the shavings, however. ;-)

I’m wondering how you concluded it was type 19 instead of type 16?

Is there a Y shaped casting under the frog?

I assume there is no date code stamped on the iron.

-Paul

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TheDane

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#2 posted 05-21-2019 05:39 PM

I hate it when people deface these legacy tools.

Years ago, I bought a No 7 jointer that was in near perfect condition except for two small holes some @$$hole had drilled in the sole … apparently to hang it on the wall as shop jewelry or something. This plane was manufactured sometime around the turn of the last century, and without those holes would be worth quite bit. It is a great user, but not worth much as a collectible.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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fivecodys

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#3 posted 05-21-2019 06:02 PM



Well Chem,

I think it looks pretty good. You didn t show the shavings, however. ;-)

I m wondering how you concluded it was type 19 instead of type 16?

Is there a Y shaped casting under the frog?

I assume there is no date code stamped on the iron.

-Paul

- Ocelot

I was using a website that asks a bunch of questions and then tells you what ‘Type’ of plane you have.
It said it was 19. Are you thinking 16?

The blade does have a stamp on it. I will check it when I get home and post the info back here.

Thanks!

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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fivecodys

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#4 posted 05-21-2019 06:07 PM



I hate it when people deface these legacy tools.

Years ago, I bought a No 7 jointer that was in near perfect condition except for two small holes some @$$hole had drilled in the sole … apparently to hang it on the wall as shop jewelry or something. This plane was manufactured sometime around the turn of the last century, and without those holes would be worth quite bit. It is a great user, but not worth much as a collectible.

- TheDane

I was telling a guy here at work about it. He thinks it was some sort of ‘Antiquing’ method used to make the plane look old and then would be desirable for someone to place on a shelf with their other antiques.

It was really a booger to get off and the bits that were down in the scratches and pits I just couldn’t get out.
I was forced to just give up.

Thank you for your comments.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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sansoo22

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#5 posted 05-21-2019 06:28 PM



I was using a website that asks a bunch of questions and then tells you what Type of plane you have.
It said it was 19. Are you thinking 16?

The blade does have a stamp on it. I will check it when I get home and post the info back here.

Thanks!

- fivecodys

Here is the site I use to start finding the date / type of a plane. Not gonna say its the end all be all site but its a great start. I also came up with Type 16 for that nice looking little No 3.

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fivecodys

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#6 posted 05-21-2019 07:38 PM

Here is the site I use to start finding the date / type of a plane. Not gonna say its the end all be all site but its a great start. I also came up with Type 16 for that nice looking little No 3.

- sansoo22

Thank you! I edited my post to ‘Type 16’

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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fivecodys

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#7 posted 05-22-2019 02:29 AM


Well Chem,

I think it looks pretty good. You didn t show the shavings, however. ;-)

I m wondering how you concluded it was type 19 instead of type 16?

Is there a Y shaped casting under the frog?

I assume there is no date code stamped on the iron.

-Paul

- Ocelot

There is a number on the blade. 241

What does that mean?

Here is the frog

There are some shavings too…....

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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