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Forum topic by Thedustydutchman posted 11-07-2021 08:53 PM 538 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Thedustydutchman

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11-07-2021 08:53 PM

No 5 type 5, good condition, seems original, has a chip in the iron. Trade for other planes, combination planes, spokeshaves, etc.

Ok I won’t turn it into a scrub…..im a user not a collector …

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan


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KYtoolsmith

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#1 posted 11-07-2021 10:37 PM

That’s an excellent condition plane for it’s age. From the photo, it is not a Type 4… Type 5 or later by the presence of a lateral lever. The front knob appears to have a bead which also corresponds to a Type 5. I’d cringe to think anyone would destroy the originality of a Type 5 (first lateral, fairly rare to collectors) by opening the mouth just to make a scrub plane! “Newer” No 5s are a dime a dozen and less of a problem to modify if you must. Find a No 40 or 40 1/2 if you want a real scrub plane.
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

-- "Good enough" is just another way of saying "it could be better"...

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Thedustydutchman

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#2 posted 11-07-2021 10:43 PM

Lol, hence the reason I offered it up for trade in the first place. And yes, its a type 5 not a type 4. My fault.

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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corelz125

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#3 posted 11-07-2021 11:55 PM

I agree with KYT a type 5 in such good condition I would leave it as is. You can get a craftsman #5 for cheap and turn that into a scrub plane.

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#4 posted 11-08-2021 06:29 AM

Paul sellers shows how to turn a 78 into a scrub plane. All you need to do is put a camber on the iron. No need to widen the mouth. Hence you can have two irons one for scrubbing and another for making rebates. Or its a good use for a stanley 78 that is missing the fence and/or depth stop.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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Ocelot

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#5 posted 11-08-2021 08:20 AM

Hmm. Nice old tool.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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Thedustydutchman

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#6 posted 11-30-2021 02:08 AM

Well, after taking some time to clean this one up and wax/oil it ive decided that it is too nice to use. So its going on the mantle for display.

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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