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Forum topic by sansoo22 posted 05-08-2019 01:56 PM 357 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-08-2019 01:56 PM

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I’ve been doing some much needed spring cleaning of my small shop space and decided why not buy a couple more planes I don’t have so I can figure out where they will live when I put everything back. So I picked up a Stanley No 12 and No 112. I don’t need both but got a good deal for picking up the pair.

Anyway I can’t figure out where one of the scraper blades came from. It’s a Stanley stamped blade measuring 4-3/4L x 2-15/16W x 1/16 thick. It came with the No 112 but it barely fits. There is literally no “wiggle” room for lateral adjustment at all. From what I can tell both of these should have blades that are 2-7/8 wide. So what is this blade from?

The mystery blade.

The No 112 that i bought with the blade from the 12 in it and it works great.

Both planes with the mystery blade (Never mind the mess…)

I’ve been wood working for less than year and pretty much got into hand tools from the get go. My experience with these is rather limited. Although I now own over a dozen planes so you could say I’m quite fond of them.

Any help would be appreciated. And if anyone knows what I should do with this blade let me know that too. It doesn’t fit either plane I own so if it has a purpose and someone needs it I’d rather it go to use than sit in a drawer.

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#1 posted 05-08-2019 02:10 PM

You do know that you could just file it to fit????

Shouldn’t take but a few passes to give it the lateral room it needs.

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#2 posted 05-08-2019 03:29 PM

I agree with Bill. In truth, it’ll probably work as-is. As long as the business edge is square to the sides, you shouldn’t need very much lateral adjustment room at all. If you do though, just draw file one of the sides down to where you need. It won’t take much.

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#3 posted 05-08-2019 03:39 PM

Thanks guys. Filing it down was actually my original plan. I squared up the blade or at least the Woodpecker try square says its square. That got it close to working correctly but it was still about 1/32 off of resting flat with the bottom of the plane.

Since I don’t know a lot about these yet I just wanted to make sure the dimensions of this blade didn’t fit into some rare Stanley I don’t about it before i modified it to work.

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#4 posted 05-08-2019 04:43 PM

Stanley 83 maybe? Based on the direction of the logo

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#5 posted 05-08-2019 05:12 PM

Maybe it’s a blade that belonged to someone named Stanley. :)

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#6 posted 05-08-2019 05:25 PM

Or, maybe from a Stanley #82?

Might see if the long edges were sharpened at one time?

But….then you would need the #82 to hold the blade….this one is the type 1

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#7 posted 05-09-2019 05:35 AM

Thanks Bandit. After looking at your pics and at the blade im 90% sure it came from #82 and was modified to fit the #112. One of the long sides has tell tale signs of sharpening/flattening and were later filed off. And on the face opposite of the “Stanley” logo there is a darker pitted rectangle that looks to be about the same size as the blade clamping mechanism in your pic.

Thanks for the input everyone. I know I’m weird. I like to try and keep these old tools original if possible. Had it been unmodified i’d rather it go to someone who owns the proper tool for it. But since it was already filed and it hold an edge/hook well its going to be filed some more and put to work.

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