Stanley plane dating pictures

These two afflictions led me to that place where I could converse with similar sufferers - rec.woodworking, aka rec.norm, the news group for those computer literates who also have a life.

This effort was prompted by several folks asking me about the Stanley planes that they own, or saw while out cruising for tools.

I found that many of the questions they asked were the same ones asked over and over.

For the sake of consistency, and for the economy of my time, I decided to do a 'brain dump' of what I know about Stanley planes - what they look like, what they do, what common parts are missing, what flaws they suffered during use, etc. I never once thought that what I was writing would ever evolve into a 'cult classic.' The first version of this effort was done in the pre-dawn darkness while my eyes were propped open with toothpicks; there were glaring errors of omission and misinformation most of which I can attribute to the early morning cobwebs that cluttered my mind.

’ve never found a good source for Sargent planes with pictures.

NOTE: This type discussion, along with the foregoing material, is based on personal examination of numerous Bed Rock specimens since 1973. Frog & bed machined & mated 100%; inclined frog seat. Keen Kutter Bed Rocks had plain lever caps and Winchester Bed Rocks had Winchester marked lever caps.

The Stanley #45 This thread will serve as a “companion” of sorts to the blog series that I’ll be working on with regards to the Stanley #45.

In the blog I will be taking pictures in a sort of step-by-step process for setting up and performing certain tasks with the #45.

In a former life, before telling The Man to KMA, I was a software dork. One of the requirements of being such a dork is that you must cruise the internet, or what the media pundits have labelled "The Information Superhighway." I'm also a tool fanatic.

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-Blog Series Mos, this could prove to be a great thread, rivaling Handplanes, mallets or chiselers!

My question is on dating and identification of the different #45’s.

It will never be a work considered done as new information about the company and the planes that they produced seems to surface daily.

The physical data of each entry was referenced from Alvin Sellens' pioneer work, The Stanley Plane (now out of print), and from John Walter's current book, Antique and Collectible Stanley Tools.

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