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Forum topic by m30am posted 09-08-2018 12:36 PM 622 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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m30am

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09-08-2018 12:36 PM

I don’t usually have to post here because I find my answer and the learning that I require in the posted forums.So much good learning here. But after researching through I have been unable to find anything that confirms or identifies definitively this plane. It has all the attributes of a Stanley no.3 but no concrete markers. The lateral adjustment looks like Stanley, the frog looks like Stanley and the body with “No and 3” about 1 inch apart, looks like Stanley. The brass adjusting knob is left hand thread but no patent dates inside. However it does have 2 telltale markers (maybe?) that may lead to ID. the frog has a 3a stamped on it and the lever cap has a 3b stamped into it Wondering if anyone would have any insight into these numbers and if they’re associated with any certain make of plane. It feels like a solid plane and I would like to turn it into a user for myself. I don’t see many older No. 3’s in my area. Pics are attached. thanks

-- Angus- 'live the life you imagined'


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bandit571

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#1 posted 09-08-2018 04:03 PM

Maybe go to the Hyperkitten site….and see if this is a type 6 or 7 Stanley? Is there anything stamped at the top of the iron….like a stanley logo? Marks under the lever cap and frog COULD be from the mold used to cast them?

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#2 posted 09-08-2018 04:58 PM

Your first step should be to clean up the (non-bevel) face of the iron. Use a brass wire brush or razor blade.

There’s no reason to believe it’s a replacement, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a plane blade with absolutely no markings.

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corelz125

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#3 posted 09-09-2018 12:38 AM

what does it say on the lateral adjuster after you knocked the rust off?

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m30am

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#4 posted 09-09-2018 10:57 AM

thanks gents for the replies. I have tried all of the aforementioned. Cleaned up the iron which was very heavily pitted, but no markings that I could see at all. Same with the lateral adjustment lever, again there was some pitting there. I have included a pic of the knob and tote in case they may help ID it. They were stained this red brown color which seems to be original?? (look at the bottoms of each) that at first I didn’t like, but now is somewhat growing on me. just like to return it to the original

-- Angus- 'live the life you imagined'

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Don W

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#5 posted 09-10-2018 09:02 AM

Here is one just like it

http://www.timetestedtools.net/sold-items/fulton-32-jack-plane-german-made-like-a-5-my-32-080417-1-43/

Probably made by Kunz

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m30am

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#6 posted 09-10-2018 12:21 PM

thanks Don, looks right on the money. I am not too familiar with Kunz

-- Angus- 'live the life you imagined'

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