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Offline mikeswrenches

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #1140 on: October 24, 2020, 10:38:33 AM »
Heres a little bit of information on Hibbard, Spencer , & Bartlett. The very large hardware distributor who used the Rev-O-Noc trademark. If memory serves me right(always a question), Conover was a vice-president? of the company and it was to honor him that they used the trademark. Kind of what Stanley did with the Sweethart logo.

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #1141 on: October 24, 2020, 01:21:19 PM »
Mike----Most of the Conover part is lost in history, but he did something that allowed the use of Rev-o-noc on the tools as well as many other items.  If you will check rev-o-noc on e-bay you will see the items with that logo.  I also have a number of rev-o-noc monkey wrenches.

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« Reply #1142 on: October 31, 2020, 06:21:41 AM »
.......I have a cherry 9” long, 3” x 3” laminated cut off I’m going to try to turn into a smoother.  I’ll keep you posted.


I’m making progress!  I spent some time last night opening the throat just enough to allow a shaving to pass through it.  Time to shape the body and wedge.

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #1143 on: October 31, 2020, 07:44:47 AM »
Great work!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #1144 on: October 31, 2020, 09:18:14 PM »
Thanks!  I’m almost done.  I need to slightly camber the iron just enough to keep the corners from leaving track marks on the workpiece.  I’m hoping this will be a good smoother for small to mid size projects.

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #1145 on: November 24, 2020, 02:43:32 PM »
Well, here are two more that I bought at auction recently and rejuvenated to be users or better.  The Stanley #7C from about 1900 and a Stanley #8 somewhat later.  They came as a pair for $25.00.  I really bought them for the wood which was near perfect on both, but when I got them home they were too good to part out. There were other planes at the auction, but all were trash compared to the two I bought.

I have caught the hay trolley virus and have just restored my second one.

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« Reply #1146 on: November 24, 2020, 03:14:00 PM »
Nice looking planes!! Great job on bringing them back to life!! $25.00 for both?? Great score!!
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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #1147 on: November 24, 2020, 03:48:19 PM »
$25 for both is insanely good, although my free No. 7 at a contractor's retirement sale beats that slightly - but it came all dirty and somewhat rusted.

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« Reply #1148 on: November 25, 2020, 09:22:51 AM »
Well done coolford!!  A couple more very nicely finished restorations.   It’s good to see these old planes getting cleaned up and put back into working order.  I truly admire your appreciation for them.  Nice job!

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #1149 on: November 26, 2020, 06:09:03 AM »
Even though things might be a little different this year, with social distancing, etc., I hope everyone still has a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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« Reply #1150 on: November 26, 2020, 10:09:01 AM »
Hello, Jim. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!  And another Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!
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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #1151 on: November 26, 2020, 01:52:42 PM »
Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.   :smiley:

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« Reply #1152 on: November 26, 2020, 04:30:56 PM »
We miss our usual large family Thanksgiving, but are appreciative that the close ones are together. Big feast at our #2 son's house and in a hour or so, we will go across the street to our #1 son's ladyfriend's family for more !!!
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