Author Topic: Stanley Type 11 51/2 Plane Modified Mouth Why ?  (Read 533 times)

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Offline rustyric

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Stanley Type 11 51/2 Plane Modified Mouth Why ?
« on: August 13, 2018, 02:52:01 PM »
Hi

I believe this is a Type 11 Stanley No. 5 1/2 plane, as you can see from my photos someone has opened up the mouth to 3/8" wide. Would I be right in thinking that this has been done to enable someone to remove large amounts of wood quickly/roughly ?




Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Stanley Type 11 51/2 Plane Modified Mouth Why ?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 06:55:33 PM »
Probably.

Offline Yadda

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Re: Stanley Type 11 51/2 Plane Modified Mouth Why ?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 07:07:20 PM »
Modified to make a scrub plane? Shouldn't the blade have a little bit of an arc on it?
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Re: Stanley Type 11 51/2 Plane Modified Mouth Why ?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2018, 05:22:21 AM »
Or, maybe the mouth was chipped and someone opened it up to make it look better???

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Re: Stanley Type 11 51/2 Plane Modified Mouth Why ?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 11:33:21 PM »
Or, maybe the mouth was chipped and someone opened it up to make it look better???

I'm going with that. I don't know who would open a mouth that big... it's asking for a huge chip to get stuck in there. The mouths were made the size they were for a reason!
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