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DonApplegate

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08-02-2018 08:30 PM

I have several vintage carpenter tools I inherited from my great grandfather who was a premier contractor in Indianapolis in the early 1900’s, I would like to restore as many of these tools as I can a create a display in my home. I am not sure what I have in some instances. Here is a plane that is in the tools and I would like to know what the manufacturer is and what I should and shouldn’t do in restoring this tool.


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BlasterStumps

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#1 posted 08-02-2018 08:53 PM

information about who made the plane should be on the back end or possibly the front, or, possibly on the blade at the top.
If you are not planning on using the tool, just displaying it, I suggest giving it a wipe down to get rid of dust and put it on display.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#2 posted 08-02-2018 08:53 PM

It might help to have some closeup pics of any markings/engravings or imprints on the steel parts if there are any.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#3 posted 08-03-2018 01:50 AM

That is no ordinary Jointer Plane…..need a better look at that frog/lever cap/iron…...looks like Gage may have helped build it….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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TheFridge

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#4 posted 08-03-2018 01:59 AM

Haven’t seen one like that before. Could be original. Could be a frankenplane maybe. Whether or not it is a nice piece.

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#5 posted 08-03-2018 02:52 AM

Spammers and scammers. The scum of the earth.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Don W

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#6 posted 08-03-2018 11:10 AM

It sure looks like a possible Gage prototype. As Bandit said, we’ll need more and better pictures. You may have a very interesting piece there

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

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DonApplegate

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#7 posted 08-03-2018 11:30 AM

After cleaning this piece I found markings on he end. It is a Gage plane. Any suggestions on what I should or shouldn’t do in restoring the piece?

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#8 posted 08-03-2018 12:49 PM

Murphy’sOil Soap to clean the wood…..Brass wire wheel to clean the metal parts.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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BlasterStumps

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#9 posted 08-03-2018 02:45 PM

My sentiment EXACTLY!!!
Mike


Spammers and scammers. The scum of the earth.

- TheFridge


-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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Don W

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#10 posted 08-03-2018 06:23 PM

Before I make any recommendations I want to see the marks and more of the plane. If (and it’s a capitalized IF) it’s a Gage prototype, it could have a somewhat significant collector value. That’s not a suggestion to sell it, it’s actually the opposite, but it is a suggestion to maintain the value.

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

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DonApplegate

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#11 posted 08-03-2018 08:54 PM

I will take some additional photos and post them. I have it apart right now cleaning it and going to apply some boiled linseed oil on it.

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DonApplegate

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#12 posted 08-03-2018 09:00 PM

The only markings on the metal portions are a large XV stamped into the backside of the blade holder.

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#13 posted 08-06-2018 07:52 PM

Here are some new photos after some cleanup and linseed oil.

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Don W

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#14 posted 08-06-2018 08:10 PM

hmmm, so I see now it’s just a regular Gage plane. Nice job.

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

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#15 posted 08-06-2018 08:20 PM

Cool tool but with the bonus of it being a a heirloom it’s just freaking awesome. Congrats. Hope u get lots of use out of it.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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