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Who made this Keen Kutter?

by MikeUT
posted 07-29-2016 07:06 PM


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Don W

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#1 posted 07-29-2016 08:44 PM

Mike, I am pretty sure your plane was made by Ohio Tools and I’m betting the cap had been replaced.

The plane is rather early, and don’t hold me to this, but I’ll bet it had the lever type cap.

If you scroll down to the bottom of my page, you’llsee something similar. I have a KK like yours, haven’t post it yet. Thanks for the reminder.

http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/01/27/ohio-tools-planes-and-some-history/

And very nice find to!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 07-29-2016 08:50 PM

That is a nice block plane. Love that lateral adjust mechanism… very Norris-like.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Don W

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#3 posted 07-29-2016 08:54 PM

This is from the Ohio Tools 1910 catalog.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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MikeUT

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#4 posted 07-29-2016 08:54 PM


Mike, I am pretty sure your plane was made by Ohio Tools and I m betting the cap had been replaced.

The plane is rather early, and don t hold me to this, but I ll bet it had the lever type cap.

And very nice find to!!

- Don W

Hey Don, I think you are right. The adjustment mechanism on yours matches up pretty closely to mine. I think the only difference is that this KK65 has an adjustable mouth. Is it the nickel plating that makes you think that the cap isn’t original?

Looking forward to seeing your KK, hopefully it isn’t as pitted as mine! Before you post it post some photos of that Steers Patent 304 you won on ebay a few weeks ago. That thing was great!

I posted this before I saw your post above. maybe that nickel plating is original.

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Don W

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#5 posted 07-29-2016 09:01 PM

Steers is here Mike

http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/07/21/steers-304-patented-bench-plane/

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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MikeUT

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#6 posted 07-29-2016 09:10 PM



Steers is here Mike

http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/07/21/steers-304-patented-bench-plane/

- Don W

Very cool Steers plane Don.

I found this in a Keen Kutter catalog. It doesn’t say if it came with nickel or japanning.

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Don W

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#7 posted 07-29-2016 09:13 PM

I don’t believe any of the Ohio made planes, especially the early ones had nickel plating. But I don’t know for sure.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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