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Title: Stanley Librerty Bell plane
Post by: Northwoods on September 12, 2018, 06:34:57 AM
Stopped by an antique/junk shop yesterday, hoping they might have a Liberty Bell transitional plane for me.  Spotted one on the bottom shelf, half hidden behind a couple of auto jacks.  Recognized the weird adjustment lever right away.

Just like this one except for a couple of small details:     https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-STANLEY-Pre-Lateral-Adjustment-LIBERTY-BELL-Transitional-Jointer-Plane/113199995253?hash=item1a5b3ed975:g:OrkAAOSw7mpbSldo

This one didn't have a tote.  Or a knob.  Or the coveted cap or screw.  And one of the frog assembly front screw holes was broken.  And the body had been attacked by termites.  Yes, termites.  And the guy wanted $14.

The hunt goes on.
Title: Re: Stanley Librerty Bell plane
Post by: coolford on September 12, 2018, 01:49:25 PM
About a year ago went to a farm auction that had wood planes listed.  They were all actually wooden planes and every one had been partially destroyed by termites, including the totes and knobs. :grin:
Title: Re: Stanley Librerty Bell plane
Post by: Bill Houghton on September 12, 2018, 03:15:33 PM
Probably quite the delicacy, wooden planes.  After all that framing lumber, some nice beech must be a treat!

Are you confident they were termites and not some other species of woodborer?
Title: Re: Stanley Librerty Bell plane
Post by: Northwoods on September 12, 2018, 03:40:32 PM
Nope.
Title: Re: Stanley Librerty Bell plane
Post by: Northwoods on September 26, 2018, 07:30:56 AM
What size?