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Picked up a couple of rusty planes

by Siv
posted 02-21-2017 07:33 PM

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#1 posted 02-21-2017 08:32 PM

The no-name likely has a logo or name on the upper end of the cutter that you’ll discover during clean up, so that mystery is temporary.

The Craftsman looks to be made by Millers Falls, so the tool has good bones. That said, the worst soles I’ve come across have been on Craftsman planes. A couple passes on sandpaper will tell you what you need to know there.

They each look like pretty serviceable tools. Good luck, and post updates to this thread as you make progress!

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#2 posted 02-21-2017 10:05 PM

No-name looks like a late model Stanley Defiance #3 size….

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#3 posted 02-22-2017 12:43 AM

I don’t know what the no name is but I doubt it’s a defiance. I’ve got a couple of those An they had horrid red stained handles. There’s a couple fellas on here tho that are great at identifying planes. If u post pics of the frog An such it would probably help

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#4 posted 02-23-2017 02:43 AM

I’ve started with the “no name” since it was the cheaper one and I thought better to suffer my first attempts. With a light sand and a little inspection it has Eclipse on the plane iron. The only other markings are Made in USA and C72 on the body. There seems to be some pitting towards the rear of the sole – I assume this is no big deal. The Japanning has what looks to be some rust spots coming through so I think I’ll strip it off and repaint.

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Don W

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#5 posted 02-26-2017 09:23 PM

Eclipse was a house brand of Montomery Ward’s and is in fact a defiance. It’s a good user but may take a little tuning.

The folded end on the lat means it’s a later model Defiance

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Don W

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#6 posted 02-26-2017 09:25 PM

And I’m going to go out on a limb here and disagree with Smitty. I think the Craftsman is a Sargent made. A better picture of the frog and lateral would tell for sure.

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#7 posted 02-27-2017 12:54 AM

Jeff Jewitt has a good video on restoring hand planes on YouTube. He turned a wreck into a treasure.

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