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Hand Plane Help?

by MAS520
posted 11-19-2018 06:44 PM

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#1 posted 11-20-2018 01:37 AM

Based the picture of the plane’s sole, I’d say it’s a far cry from useable. Haven’t heard of A. Garantie before re: the cutter.

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#2 posted 11-20-2018 06:09 AM

Isn’t garantie French for “guarantee”? I can’t see the logo very well on the blade. A lion? Might be a maker’s mark from France and the blade guaranteed/genuine/etc. from that maker. I am pulling this from my rear, at the same time it seems plausible.

You can find a button on the front end of these old wooden planes (and new ones respecting the tradition), I don’t think it’s very common? Maybe someone can say whether that a hallmark of a certain region of makers or not.

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#3 posted 11-20-2018 12:25 PM

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#4 posted 11-20-2018 02:44 PM

I believe I read somewhere that it was once common practice for a furnituremaker to make his own planes and irons. There weren’t really any commercially made planes back then and if there were, they were probably too expensive.

They frequently stamped their name on the end of the plane as well as the iron. I’m guessing some of them probably also sold them.

Regardless, that plane is a wreck. Needs a whole new body.

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#5 posted 11-20-2018 03:02 PM

The sole in front of the blade is replaceable. there are 2 barely discernable set screws of some kind on the side. Ever seen that in a plane like this?

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#6 posted 11-20-2018 03:04 PM

Thanks knockknock.

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#7 posted 11-22-2018 12:00 AM

Wow really, thank you guys.

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#8 posted 11-22-2018 12:07 AM

The button on the front is a “strike button” used to loosen a wedged iron. You hit it, instead of the heel of the plane.

Soak the wood body in BLO for a day or so….wood is merely dried out.

Just a simple Jack plane….does not require a closed up mouth.

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