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Forum topic by mchapman87 posted 04-13-2017 06:39 PM 1792 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mchapman87

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04-13-2017 06:39 PM

So I was at my local flea market today and came across this corrugated sole hand plane. The only identifying marks I can see is a NO6 on the front and Stanley stamped in the blade itself. I know you can replace the Irons so I am not so sure what the brand is. I was wondering if anyone has any information on how I can identify it? Here are some pictures, they aren’t the best but I can get more if anyone wants to see better photos.

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#1 posted 04-13-2017 06:44 PM

The lateral looks like a Stanley, so the frog is likely that. Can we get a picture of whatever might be on the bed of the plane, between the tote and frog?

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#2 posted 04-13-2017 07:34 PM

What does the lever cap look like?

Brian

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#3 posted 04-13-2017 07:51 PM

I will be able to take more pictures later. Currently at work, but the lever cap has no stamping on it. just a plain no6 or no7 lever cap.

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#4 posted 04-13-2017 07:53 PM

Why are you working when there’s hand-tool-identifying to be done? C’mon man, where’s your focus?

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#5 posted 04-13-2017 08:13 PM

HA because I have to work to pay for all these handtools I keep finding lol.
Trust me If I had the capital to go out and start a venture solely with woodworking I would.

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#6 posted 04-13-2017 08:41 PM

I believe at a certain point it’s more like the hand tools find you.

Standing by for pics when The Man isn’t standing over your shoulder.

;-)

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#7 posted 04-14-2017 11:34 AM

I’ll check in when more pictures arive as well. I agree with Smitty, lateral looks Stanley, but knob looks Mahogany. Interesting!

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#8 posted 05-30-2017 08:50 PM

Update on my hand plane. I haven’t gotten any more pics yet, (I know I’m a slacker). I did however on further inspection locate the “STANLEY” stamped on the vertical adjustment. Also the lever cap has a “B” stamped on the underside. Would this be a “bailey”?

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#9 posted 05-30-2017 09:28 PM

my #4, type 8 has “B” stamped on the frog and bed, as well as the cap…no frog adjustment screw

and no Bailey at toe …

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#10 posted 05-30-2017 10:23 PM

It looks like it climbed in the car with you and came home. :-)

Maybe a type 6 (1888-1892), according to the type study, which is pretty cool, in my opinion.

Of course, it could be an Ohio tools plane with Stanley parts too.

-Paul

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#11 posted 05-30-2017 10:32 PM

No raised ring around front knob either. Pre type 11 indication if its indeed a stanley.

So hows your first hit Chap?

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#12 posted 05-31-2017 12:13 AM

Stanley. maybe has a replacement knob.
Ohio Tool Co. would be an 0-6…...No. 0-6

Union would have a twisted lever. Sargent would have a raised boss with a 418 stamped into it, right in front of the rear handle.

BTW, my Stanley No.6c is a type 10…..

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#13 posted 05-31-2017 01:45 PM

I diagnosed type 6, based on the fact that the “No” and “6” are close together. Type 7 and later had them spread apart. The stamping on the iron is also consistent with type 6.

If you posted photos of the front of the frog, lateral lever and under the frog it would help

OTOH, the type study I referenced suggests that the number should be on the heel of a No 6 at that date.

I’ve got 5 No 6’s and was thinking I need to thin the herd, but … wanna sell it? :-)

-Paul

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#14 posted 05-31-2017 07:42 PM

Well as much as I would love to have a little bit of extra cash to catch up on bills, I can’t. This is the first VINTAGE plane I bought, it’s the start of my collection. I have other cheap-oh’s that are more modern planes, but as you all know do not hold a candle to any of the vintage tools. I went back to the flea market where I purchased this one and there are two more planes and a vintage draw knife I have my eyes set on. A Stanley plane , a Sergeant plane. I thought I saw WARD stamped on the draw knife but I may be wrong. It appears to be possibly an 8 or 10 inch knife with folding handles. Some surface rust, but still has a fairly sharp edge still. There is a bailey wood plane that the wood sole is pretty far gone, the cast pieces and Iron still look in decent shape, I thought about picking it up and maybe finding someone to make me a body.

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#15 posted 05-31-2017 10:15 PM

To me, it looks like a Type 7 or 8 based on the font and information on the iron, though it’s hard to tell. More pictures, please!

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