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Forum topic by 7Footer posted 07-31-2013 11:13 PM 1502 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-31-2013 11:13 PM

I was on my lunch today, taking a picture of this stone wall down by a local library because I am in the middle of a stone project and it was the same stones. Anyway, right there next to the library is a antique shop and I decided to see if they had any planes around… Well sure enough I found three, this first one was just in too good shape to pass up for $10, it says made in USA on the knob and on the blade, but I dont see any brand name anywhere, can you guys help identify it? It’s old but not super old, and obviously not super high-end, but the body is really heavy and like I said for $10 too good to pass up.

Then I come across this, and for $5 I bought it just for the iron, I thought maybe I can use the iron for the plane swap, not sure though. It’s real old, the blade says “T. Hildick – London” and I cant find any other markings on it yet.. Maybe if i get a chance to clean it up I will find something.

And finally as I walk up to the counter to pay, I look down on the floor and this big bastard is just chillin’ there. It’s an Ohio Blade and the front says Scotio Works, I read somewhere (probably on Don’s blog) that Scotio was part of Ohio or something.. Anyway its 24” long and 3.5” wide, and in pretty rough shape, but cool nonetheless, looks like the knob was broken. If all else fails it will look nice hung on the wall! It was $15, not a bad haul for $30, I think.


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Bill White

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#1 posted 07-31-2013 11:26 PM

And when can we see some pics of the resto, and some of the working results?
Sounds like ya made a pretty nice haul. Even unknown brands can work well with a good tune-up and sharp blades.
Get busy and show us the results. :))

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#2 posted 07-31-2013 11:51 PM

Nice haul. I think the first one is probably a Defiance knock off. I can’t tell in the picture, but if it is it’ll have a flakey looking lat adjuster. It’s really the only complaint I ever had against the defiance. They can be decent users.

Scioto Works was a brand made by Ohio Tool. It was their secondary line. The factory was located on the Scioto River.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 08-01-2013 05:02 PM

Soon Bill, soon! I just got a sharpening setup, I tried sharpening a couple nights ago but my little homemade honing guide isn’t serving me well, might just need to go buy one until I can get good enough to do it freehand. My Ohio 4-1/4 is almost done, just need to refinish the tote, I narrowly avoided a disaster, the tote was broken towards the bottom and when I was epoxy-ing it back together, I broke the top off whilst trying to clamp it together, and it was such a small piece that I was afraid I was screwed, but it worked and after a little rasp work its looking pretty solid. Maybe for now this will suffice, here’s me attempting to get that Stanley 102 to work before painting it (those shavings are pretty sad I know), and testing out my Bailey #6 on a thin piece of poplar.

Ah yes, thanks Don… looking up some Defiance planes the font on the ‘made in usa’ print on it looks exactly like that. Is the lat adjuster the little side-to-side handle behind the blade, or is that the brass adjuster behind the frog? The only thing I’ve noticed on it is that the tote looks like it doesn’t sit on the sole quite as clean as it should, it doesn’t wiggle or anything you can just see a little gap, almost like it had a wood chip stuck in it or something but I took it off and it looks fine. That 4-1/4 is starting to look pretty sharp though, even tho it was cracked and repaired, it was real close to being true it didn’t take much to flatten the sole.


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#4 posted 08-01-2013 05:09 PM

Way cool score you have got there. Watching the rebuilds would be great.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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#5 posted 08-01-2013 05:13 PM

Nice find… Would certainly agree that $30 for the three was a great deal :)

-- Dan

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