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Jimbo26

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05-27-2022 04:12 AM

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Please, I need to tap into your expertise.
I acquired a bag of miscellaneous vintage hand tool parts and in it were several of these rectangular pieces of cast iron. To me, they look something like a cap iron. The top is curved and bottom is flat with a rabbet recess.

One side is completely flat with no markings, the other has a protrusion with a threaded hole.
A couple are marked with”343”, another with “B”.

What are these?

-- Jim, IL


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#1 posted 05-27-2022 04:36 AM

Those look like block plane soles from adjustable mouth planes. That’s the part of the sole in front of the mouth that moves. The threaded hole is for the knob that locks it into position.

-- Alan in Wisconsin

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#2 posted 05-27-2022 09:22 AM

Block plane adjustable toe part of the sole. Weird someone removed them from the block plane and saved them!

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#3 posted 05-27-2022 10:44 AM

+1 adjustable mouth sole plates.

Measure the width and length.
There are bevel up planes, like Stanley 62; that use same adjustable mouth plate design as block planes.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#4 posted 05-27-2022 12:34 PM

Block plane parts, adjustable throat. Look up Stanley 60 1/2 block plane.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 05-27-2022 01:24 PM

Thanks everyone!
It is strange that someone separated these from the block planes and saved them.
I doubt that these are a sought-after replacement parts.
I hate throwing out things like these, but now I don’t know what to do with them.

-- Jim, IL

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#6 posted 05-27-2022 02:15 PM

The little adjustment levers under the knobs are what seem to get lost…..

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#7 posted 05-28-2022 02:34 AM



Thanks everyone!
It is strange that someone separated these from the block planes and saved them.
I doubt that these are a sought-after replacement parts.
I hate throwing out things like these, but now I don t know what to do with them.

- Jimbo26

You are right that I doubt they are very sought after as a replacement part.
But before you through them away. Are you on Facebook?

There is this group there Called just PLANE fun, the parts division.
And look up Michael Jenks. Any plane part you can imagen he probably has it. And will sell it if you need it.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1690633051116716
Sometime later in the year I plan on cleaning out some plane parts that I know I will never use.
Not sure if he will want them. And they are really the sort of part that is not worth much. not worth the effort for me to try to sell either. But I just hate the idea of throwing any of it away. So when I get it all together, I figured I would just donate them to him, or anyone in that group. Such a great resource for plane parts, and information.

I found this FB group, after I spent a month searching for 1/4×24 screw for a 110 year old hand plane tote. Oh, and we don’t use the #24 pitch anymore. Felt like I got robbed. lol.
Any future part purchases won’t come from ebay.

-- John

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