Hand Planes Hand planes are tools for shaping wood. They are used to flatten, reduce the thickness of, and smooth the surface of a rough piece of lumber. Planing is also used to produce horizontal, vertical, or inclined flat surfaces on work pieces usually too large for shaping. Many special types of planes are designed to cut specific shapes of moldings or to cut joints. Hand planes are generally a combination of a cutting edge or plane iron held in a firm body that when moved across the surface of the wood, takes a relatively uniform and thin shaving. Depending on the length of the plane, when moved over the surface, removes the high spots in the wood. Planes are designed so the the cutting edge or plane iron is held at an angle to the surface of the wood. The plane iron extends beyond the bottom surface or sole of the plane and slices off thin shavings of wood when pushed across the surface. History of Hand Planes Hand planes have been around since ancient times. Early planes were made of wood with a mortise rectangular slot cut across the plane body so the blade could protrude below the surface of the base.
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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. Since that day I began to read all it was possible to find on the net about Stanley vintage planes, and to buy other models on ebay mostly ebay US.
Here it is possible to have a very large plane offer. I always preferred to point auctions with few photos, good information about plane conditions but poor description of age and types. The reason is simple: In fact, information about plane typing are widely present on the net. My first reference is the Joshua Clark site http:
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The Stanley 46 and Skew-bladed Dado, Fillister and Plow Planes The Stanley 46 looks almost identical to the Stanley 45, except that the cutters are skewed or angled with respect to the bottom of the plane, and no beading or moulding blades were offered with them. Early models of the 46 and 47 had no fence, although the early 46’s had a guard plate that attached to the outside skate to facilitate rabbeting.
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The medallions on Disston handsaws changed more over time than any other feature on the saw. By using the medallion, you can estimate the age of your saw. The Medallions and Timeline of Saw Manufacture The medallions on Disston saws give the most accurate indication of manufacturing dates for handsaws, panel saws, and backsaws. The first complete timeline of Disston handsaws was written by Pete Taran and published in the Winter issue of the Fine Tool Journal.
His article assigned manufacturing dates to Disston saws, based on the medallions, creating what is called a type study. Since the publication of Taran’s ground-breaking research, the number of known medallions has increased significantly, and they have been featured on the Disstonian Institute website. Medallions did not appear in the catalogs, only illustrated representations of the saws. So there is no printed original-source reference to put the medallions in order.
Online auctions have increased the number of saws available for research since the time of Taran’s article. This has brought many saws to the eyes of collectors for the first time, but has also pointed out there are far too many saws with medallions that were thought to be made in the ‘s. Most medallions dated from the ‘s were more likely made in the ‘s. The number of Disston saws on E-bay that have been advertised as ‘s production, based on information from the Disstonian website, exceeds the first several years of Henry Disston’s output.
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Stanley’s #75 Bull Nose Rabbet Planes from the Model Shop
Sun 1 January 2: Sources My primary recommendation for your research is this excellent series of articles at Wood and Shop. Next, I suggest watching videos of woodworkers on YouTube. You can see what kinds of tools they use in real projects. You can also see a great overview of common hand tool usage in this video from Mike Siemsen. Older tools were expensive at the time and were very well made, but are mostly cheap now.
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The key is finding out what Type of Stanley plane you have. About twenty years ago Roger K Smith wrote a Type Study on the different features of Stanley planes through the years. Below is one of the links. They simply build planes with whatever parts they had lying around. Below are two Stanley No 5 planes that to an untrained eye, may look quite similar to one another but are worlds apart as far as value. The plane on the left is a Type 2 which was made from The one on the right is a Type 13 made from The easiest way to tell if your plane is collectible or not is to see if there is a lateral adjustment on the frog.
There are four Type Studies that were Prelateral planes, Type 3 being the most rare. Why Stanley changed the position of the hole from the top to the bottom, I have no idea. The hole is there to put the cap iron nut through the blade without having to fully remove it. Another feature that distinguishes really old Stanley planes from the users is the lever cap.
I guess metal was a precious commodity back then and every ounce counted.
Stanley No 71 1/2 Router Plane Early War Vintage 1942 with Rosewood Knobs FINE
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This came several years after the manufacture of Barber’s patent chuck and jaws, and two years after Amidon’s “Barber’s Improved” jaws made their appearance, empowering Millers Falls. Stanley didn’t have a chance, and wisely retreated from the brace business until they began buying brace companies in the early s. This history features the acquisition of the Bartholomew business in and then the Fray company in , leading to the development of an extensive line of braces that developed through the s and 30s.
Because my brace collection features pre patents, I’ve not been too interested in Stanley braces, except for those that have apparent rarity or unusual marks. For example, I own one ratchet brace that is a Stanley No. The brace has a sweetheart logo, dating it to the s. But unlike the usual No. Moreover, this brace has another mark that is unusual.
I interpret this to be for the Western Union Telegraph Co. A number of these have passed through my hands. Both of the ones pictured below have pre Stanley logos, and both have ebonized hardwood handles, rather than cocobolo.
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Life in the Village and beyond, based around the interests of my life. Sunset at Telegraph Point. A Small Review My old friend, Hans Brunner, has just released a new publication for hand tool enthusiasts, and for Stanley plane lovers and collectors. Stanley Planes – An Australian Guide to Identification and Value by Hans Brunner covers most Stanley planes, their manufacturing details and prices realised – as well as illustrative pictures of each plane discussed.
This has been fully revised and added to in this publication.
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Back to my old house page. This page and the next two reproduce a section of an old Ohio Tool Company Catalogue listing wooden planes. The planes here are fairly typical of the planes made by a number of makers, though in earlier times a wider variety would have been available than are listed in this catalogue dating from early in the twentieth century.
The pages are handy both as a reference to Ohio Tool Company offerings and prices, but also for learning the names for various common profiles. The Ohio Tool Company was relatively large manufacturer of both wooden and cast iron planes, as well as other tools, doing business in the 19th and early 20th Century. While not as good at employing or buying up innovators, they manufactured many of the same sorts of planes as Stanley did.
In addition and unlike Stanley, they manufactured many wooden bodied planes, including moulding planes, sash planes and plow planes. The company continued P. By the use of prison labor had ceased, and in the company merged with the Auburn Tool Company of New York, themselves a frequent employer of prison labor. In the Ohio factory was destroyed by a flood. A new factory was opened in Charleston, WV the following year.
Stanley started making these planes in and made them until in the United States. Now for a definition. It is cast in two pieces. The upper casting has a nicely curved palm rest at the heel of the plane and the arch at the toe curves gracefully down to form the sole in front of the cutter. Stanley 75 Bull Nose Rabbet Plane, prototype from the Stanley Model Shop showing machined ways on the upper and lower castings There are narrow rabbets cast into the bottom surface of this portion of the plane that mate beautifully with the inside walls of the lower casting allowing the upper portion to move smoothly back and forth over the lower casting thereby allowing the user to regulate the mouth opening.
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They are very utilitarian, yet they have that certain charm and appeal which makes collecting at least one quite satisfying. The patina on these is usually quite stunning when you find one that is a mixture of brass and wood. Some have a caliper on the end, but most are the plain folding types. When looking for a boxwood ruler I usually look for ones that have brass outlining the wood.
These types typically keep the wood from warping, which can occur over time and sell for more. Besides wood, some where made from ivory or ox bone. Ones made of ivory or bone fetch a steep price on Ebay and Esty. Boxwood Rulers — Types The 2 main types of boxwood rulers were either the 2 fold or the 4 fold double arch-joints rule.
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Old Woodworking Tools and Machines Everything you wanted to know about old woodworking tools and machines! This web site is devoted to providing information and resources to those interested in woodworking, old woodworking tools and vintage woodworking machinery. My first wood shop was put together by going to garage sales with my dad and bringing home old woodworking machines.
We’d locate the owners manuals, tear them apart, clean and rebuild them. Before long they were making sawdust in our wood shop.
Old Tools Section. I have been collecting and using antique tools for about 10 years. I have a special interest in 19th century hand saws, especially those produced by the Harvey W. Peace company and the Vulcan Saw Works.
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Each is in very good condition with no damage or cracks, formed and with holes drilled but sold with no finishing, so will need some sanding and your paint, or stain and varnish. Each has never been used. Stanley did change their totes and knob size and shape slightly over the years, so these are made to fit Stanley planes with the taller knob or plane types made after Price is per one tote handle and knob.
There is an extra shipping charge for addresses outside the continental U. Each is in very good condition with no damage or cracks, formed and all needed holes drilled to use as is, or finish yourself. Each is in very good condition with no damage or cracks, formed and sanded before finishing, with some very minor finish issues, but has never been used. Although this type of handle and knob is a copy or duplicated shape and made to fit any of the Stanley number planes listed above during the period in the ‘s when there was a shortage of Rosewood, this handle will fit the same type planes dating back to , although the older planes originally had Rosewood handles, where this one is walnut, and walnut has a very similar appearance to the vintage rosewood with the rosewood stain finish.
The stylistic techniques used to date formal furniture such as Chippendale and Hepplewhite simply does not work for American country and primitive furniture. Country furniture does have its styles based predominately on religion and region. The catholic French and the Irish built cupboards with bold moldings, cut out feet, raised panels and they painted their cupboards in bright colors.
The puritan New England cabinetmakers built simple unadorned cupboards painted in drab colors. The Shakers are well known for their simple but elegant furniture. Furniture built in the Midwest and the South is different from New England made pieces.
Antique Measuring Tools for sale. ME Belcher Bros & Co. N.Y. A boxwood wantage rod for wine. The only words on the rule, are “Wine Gals” and the maker’s mark.
The Stanley all-steel vacuum bottle was invented by William Stanley Jr. More recently the bottle has been used for cooking noodles and hot dogs, transporting temperature-delicate medicines, and carrying coffee. By William Stanley began mass production of the Stanley bottle. He acquired an empty building, renovated and equipped it with machinery for production of insulated jugs, beverage servers, and desk top decanters.
In , William Stanley died at the age of During this time, Harry Badger became Chief Product Research and Manufacturing Engineer and in the following years he continued to develop and add more products to the Stanley line. From to , fifteen new products were added and Stanley containers were now used by airlines, railroads, ocean lines, hospitals and mass feeding institutions. In the Pint Quart and two Quart bottles were modified to utilize common cups, collars, and stoppers. Williams Company, a leading producer of pharmaceuticals.
Within six weeks J. Williams Company, which made the Stanley thermos bottle in Nashville, Tennessee.