Stanley bailey plane dating

It’s the number one first plane over any other on the market bar none. I could never be without a pre 1970’s Stanley #4 smoother no matter where I was in the world. I especially like them for mitre planes which is all they are really.

So, I especially like the chunkiness and weight of bevel-up planes for end grain work, but I can get identical results with a thin-ironed bevel-down Stanley and even if I couldn’t, it would be so close no one could tell the difference.

We use the bevel-up planes in the schools and find them truly positive to have for certain aspects of our work.

I would recommend everyone to own one of them at least, but only after they own a couple of bevel down Stanley planes first.

It’s no secret that I do not like heavy bench planes of the #4, 4 1/2, 5 and 5 1/2 sizes.

Many of those craftsmen were around when i apprenticed and they had old rosewood, bronze and ebony planes with the irons set at about 12-degrees. now these men never pulled out their mitre planes and started using them as smoothing planes.

That said, if I ever had the choice to make over any plane maker including those £3000 planes for a user plane, I would still choose a Stanley #4 for my daily user plane even though I can indeed admire the engineering in well crafted planes.

King Materials: Wood (beech), steel Marks: W KING Condition: Some cracks. SPAULDING Mc LEAN," indicating that it was made by Nathaniel Spaulding of Mc Lean, New York, who made planes in Mc Clean from 1824 to 1860 before moving to Ithica and changing his maker's mark. Plane is 9 1/2" long, 3 1/4" tall (without peg and blade installed), and 1 3/4" wide. Gale of Providence, RI, a maker working around 1836.

Pearce of Providence, RI Toted Wooden Rabbet Plane Tool Type: Rabbet plane Maker: Jonathan W. ) Materials: Reforged steel file blade, body is some kind of fruitwood (looks like apple) Marks: L x R Condition: Some digs in the wood, surface tarnish on the blade. Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6Antique circa 1840 J. Denison Wooden Match Plane This antique 19th century wooden match plane bears the maker's mark, "J. DENISON SAYBROOK," rated at two star rarity in Elliot's Wooden Planes. Edwards Moulding Plane This antique wooden moulding plane is a fillet astragal bevel pattern.

My second choice is one I use for shooting edges and shooting board work is the Veritas Jack plane.

Quickly Identify Your Hand Plane And follow this link for more help. After 1885 when Stanley added the lateral adjuster, All Stanley Bailey and Stanley Bedrock planes had this style adjuster. Bedrock type study The Birmingham Plane Manufacturing Company of Birmingham, CT (1885-1900) Birmingham Plane (B Plane) The lateral adjuster on a Sargent made plane.

They will do work that cannot be done with a bevel-up plane and are always the go-to plane for me and also for my students on both sides of the pond.

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