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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #960 on: April 15, 2019, 08:04:01 AM »
Cool, Skip!  That's the extremely rare No. 10-13/64 cabinetwrecker's rabbet (or rabbit*) chiselnose plane.  The extension there on the right front can be sharpened to use for scribing cross-grain rabbets (don't try it on rabbits, as they're not pretty when they get cross).

*But not rebate: you're not going to get any money back on that one.

Offline p_toad

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #961 on: April 15, 2019, 10:50:28 AM »
surprise cheapy - says made in usa, but is a sears; not craftsman.   prior owner had it fairly sharp as i laid it up against a 2x4 and peeled some wood without trying hard. 

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #962 on: April 18, 2019, 07:44:02 AM »
Hey p,

That’s a good block plane!  It’s always nice to find an old plane that’s in working order from the get go.  That’s not typically the case.  The front knob sort of reminds me of Sargent block planes I’ve seen.  If the knob is original to the plane, I’m gonna guess it’s a Sargent made tool.

Jim C.
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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #963 on: April 18, 2019, 08:36:38 PM »
Thanks Jim.   When i get a bit of time i'm going to strip it down and see if there are any other markings on it beside the made in usa.   the sears is stamped (?) with a model  number on the one side.

Offline Jim C.

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Re: Hand Planes
« Reply #964 on: April 19, 2019, 07:04:52 PM »
Hi Peter,

I did a little more checking and based on what I can see in your photo, I’m still thinking your block plane is a Sargent made tool.  If I had to make a guess, I’d say it’s a lot like a model #217.  Sargent manufactured the #217 between 1910 and 1953.  Based on the knob and the black japanned versus nickel plated trimmings, I’d say your plane was probably made at some point between the 1930s and early 1940s.  It’s a good quality plane that looks like a nice user.  Great find!

Jim C.
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