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How to Identify Stanley Hand Plane Age and Type (Type Study Tool)
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Stanley Plane Identification: How to Identify Antique Stanley Bailey Hand Plane Age and Type? By Joshua T. Farnsworth. Below you will find a tool for Stanley plane identification, specifically dating Stanley planes and identifying the type of your Stanley Bailey woodworking bench hand planes.
Musings, methods, and milestones from an amateur woodworker Sunday, September 21, Used Hand Planes part 1: The Stanley “Rule” So, ebay hand plane purchases have been all the rage over the last couple of weeks in the Woodwhisperer chat room! Even I got on the bandwagon and bought 3 more smoothers. When it comes to planes, I’m talking about bench planes. Block planes are pretty user friendly in both use and function, but bench plane use seems to come about as a turning point in your woodworking.
There’s something about buying, tuning, and using your first bench plane that is both excitingly new and nostalgic, simultaneously. Now, I’m not sure how I became a hand plane data base overnight and granted I’m not always right thinking about a certain Sargent jointer, right Vic? This is the first in a three post series about choosing, buying, and tuning a used bench plane. When it comes to iron bench planes, the standard is Stanley. This is ironic, because Stanley has ended up near the bottom of the barrel when it comes to the new hand plane makers of today.
However, rewind 60 to years, and now we are in the Stanley era. Many of you probably already know that Leonard Bailey developed the iron bench plane design that has become the industry standard back in 0’s. After a decade or so as the story goes, Stanley Rule and Level Co.
Antique Stanley Tools
How to Determine the Age of a Stanley Plane Gabrielle Black Updated February 21, Stanley has been creating tools such as the bench plane since , and it can be difficult to date an antique tool if you don’t know where to look, according to the Stanley Company. There are twenty types of Stanley planes dating back to Each type has subtle differences that distinguish it from the other types, such as variations in parts and different marks cast into the metal like the plane size number or patent numbers or dates.
Familiarise yourself with the names of the various parts of the tool using a Stanley diagram see Reference 3. Locate the bed of the plane behind the frog.
I’ve assembled a couple of resource pages related to Stanley bench planes. Please let me know of other handtool resources that could be converted to hypertext.
Issue date April 26th June 28th, in Copenhagen. Note that Brandt was dovetailing the top or sides of the plane to the sole in a similar manner as the British and Scottish plane makers, such as those made by Norris or Spiers. Brandt was the first to introduce the adjustable mouth to this type of plane, but this a copy of an earlier model with a fixed mouth. In the mid s, Brandt pioneered the use of lever caps for the N.
This was around the same time as Stuart Spiers in Ayr, Scotland and Fenn in London began installing lever caps as an option, replacing the bridge and captive wedge in their planes. A miniature copy of a Brandt plane made by Dominic Micalizzi. Photo from Jim Bode.
Which plane–Bevel-up First or Bevel-down?
A general description of stuff to look for when examining a bench plane is listed under the 3 smoother. This stuff is applicable to all Stanley bench planes, and comes from my observances of literally hundreds, if not thousands, of these planes. It never has a number cast on it, nor was it ever provided a lateral adjustment lever. The plane always has a solid brass nut for the iron’s depth adjustment.
In a hand tool workshop, bench planes are the primary method to take rough-milled lumber and make them flat, square, and smooth. They are typically numbered based on the Stanley system.
Tuning a Stanley Bailey Bench Plane 1. Over years ago, when this plane was manufactured, Stanley was making woodworking planes in a variety of shapes and sizes for a multitude of different tasks. With some time and attention, this old tool will return to its former glory. The concept of tuning or fettling a plane is pretty straight forward.
The sole mut be flat. The chipbreaker, blade, frog and frog reciever the part of the main casting on which the frog sits must all make as much contact with one another as possible. Further more, the blade must be sharpened to a razor edge and shaped in an ideal manner for the tasks the plane will be expected to tackle.
Antique and Vintage Stanley Tools
According to the catalog, the only difference between the two grades was in the quality of the wood used. The firm of Casey, Kitchel and Company held these contracts from to Casey, Clark and Company continued to hold them from to Company History The firm is known to exist from to The New York State Census noted the firm as a manufacturer of plane, plane irons, and skates.
Wallace, William. (). Some notes on bookbinding. Unpublished, prepared for the May meeting of the Early Trades and Crafts Society.
They were all answers to specific questions; you get to try to guess what the original questions were. As you participate in the Hand Tools forum you will see that the same basic questions about planes keep coming up over and over again because there is so much to learn about the subject. That’s why I have compiled these posts. I hope they are a help to new plane users. Many of the posts have been edited since they were posted. That has usually been done to correct errors, clarify the language.
In a few cases, such as the list of useful books on planes, significant additions have been made as well. I have kept the editing true to the original posts, though, not adding significant material beyond the original post.
Standard Rule Co. – Some Planes and Info
My skills and knowledge about planes were limited, so I asked a friend of mine for receiving more information about. When he saw the plane said: Someone painted it red” and explicated me its features and why some vintage planes were considered better than others.
LATERAL LEVER. After 40 years of collecting Record Tools this is my finding on the lateral lever of Record hand planes from No 02 through to No 08, T5, No , and the No ½.
Craftsman Jack Plane I recently came into possession of a Craftsman jack plane that belonged to my wife’s grandfather. It has no visible model number, but its resemblance to a Stanley 5 I also own is pretty striking. I will describe it in the hopes that someone can tell be a little about its history. Craftsman, as a brand, did not exist until little over 70 years ago, and my wife’s grandfather died 65 years ago, so I wonder if my mother-in-law’s recollection is accurate. The bed is unremarkable.
Its dimensions seem identical to a Stanley 5, and I suspect the tote and knob, at least, are interchangable. The tote is on a raised lip with the number “4” cast into the bed beneath the tote. The knob is a high one, but does not rest on a raised lip. The japanning is nearly complete. On one side of the bed, the letters “BT” are stamped into the metal. The frog is bright red, and on the underside has the number ” ” directly under the yoke that engages the cutter adjustment knob.
The adjustment knob is a greyish metal, but I have not examined it thoroughly. Also on the underside of the frog is the number “7”.