Quick Find:#9, #9 1/4, #9 1/2, #9 3/4, #10, #10C, #10 1/4, #10 1/4C, #10 1/2, #10 1/2C, #11 (belt), #11 (bull), #11 1/2

#9 Cabinetmaker"s block plane, 10"L, (8 1/4" 1936 on), 2"W, 4 1/2lbs, 1870-1943. *

This aircraft has no number actors on it. It is a rectangular, box-shaped plane sold as a high top quality tool designed because that the finer work-related of piano making and also cabinet making. The sides space ground flat and also are square v the sole so that the airplane can be supplied on its next (to role as a shooting airplane and well endgrain work) either best or left handed. The exterior of the device is bare machined metal while the inside of the aircraft is japanned. The cutter is pitched at around 20 degrees and is bedded in the aircraft bevel next up.

It has actually a rear knob, make of rosewood, i beg your pardon is secured top top a metal extension that is chin screwed right into the human body of the plane. Constantly check wherein the body and the extension piece room screwed together for tension cracks. The force on the plane, together it"s pushed, regularly breaks the casting here.

The mouth is adjustable. Over there is a round-headed screw top top the optimal of the tool, toward the throat, to set the mouth as fine as the user wishes (within that is limits). If this screw is tightened too much, it have the right to crack the casting. A washer was included to get over this problem on later models.

There is a sausage-shaped and nickel plated side handle, often called the "hot dog", which attaches with a screw ~ above either side of the plane. This manage is frequently missing, however the earliest design of the airplane never had it. There are reproduction side handles available. The original take care of is easy to identify from the reproduction - the original is cast and is hollow inside whereas the reproduction is milled from ring stock and also shows machining marks within it. It"s a good idea to remove the side handle prior to purchasing the plane (unless it"s priced ridiculously low) to examine the side rail for any type of cracks or absent chunks which the side take care of can easily hide.

The bar cap is specially designed because that this plane. It looks favor a standard bench plane"s lever cap, yet its neck (the narrowest part of the cap) is longer than the common lever caps provided on the bench planes. Unscrupulous dealers will usage a #4
bar cap as a replacement. Just make sure the pivot allude of the lever rests near the back wall of the plane"s body, wherein the handle expansion screws into the body. The latest bar caps will have "STANLEY" cast into them.

Like every the block planes make by Stanley, the cutter for this version is bedded with its bevel up. Since this aircraft used a traditional bench aircraft cutter, the firm logo that"s stamped at the hoe (top) the the stole isn"t visible once looking at the plane from above. Stanley would certainly stamp their logo design on few of the irons destined for this airplane with the logo on the bevel side together well, making for irons that have actually the logo design on both sides. This very same treatment can also be discovered on the airplane #11, #11 1/2, and also #25.

The cutter has an adjustment device based upon the same format as that provided on the bench plane - a y-shaped fork engages a slot in the "cap iron" and also is adjusted by way of a brass nut. Very early model of the airplane (up to the so late 1890"s) has actually its brass nut travel in a direction perpendicular to the hoe of the plane, whereas the later on model has the brass nut take trip perpendicular to the cutter. There was never ever a lateral convey mechanism readily available on the plane.

The "cap iron" ~ above this tool is really no a cap iron, in the typical sense, choose those offered on the bench planes. Instead, this "cap iron" just serves to engage the y-shaped fork so that the cutter have the right to take benefit of the patented adjusting mechanism. This "cap iron" is a rectangular shaped item of steel (the short ends have a small convex radius come them), around 1" x 2" in dimension. The exact same "cap iron" is also found top top the #11
, the #11 1/2, the #25, and the #164.

There space several an extremely early examples of this tool, once Leonard Bailey self was make them, which have markedly various adjusting mechanisms 보다 the models the Stanley produced. The very an initial model didn"t come equipped with any type of rear tight (no rosewood knob). The knob was shortly added, most likely soon ~ Bailey"s complain department was flooded with fatality threats indigenous unhappy customers of this plane - simply looking at it will make your hands bleed.

This aircraft is modelled after comparable English plane (Spiers-type) and after the brand-new York City area planemakers (Brandt, Erlandsen, Popping, et al). While certainly a clever and also nicely make plane, the is a remote runnerup when contrasted with those that influenced it. That attempted come be as well much, as soon as it didn"t must be. The other planes had no contraptions for adjusting their cutters - castle excelled since they to be simple, well crafted, and accurate.

#9 1/4 Block plane, 6"L, 1 5/8"W, 1 1/4lbs, 1947-1982.

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This is the first in a collection of block planes, i beg your pardon Stanley offered in practically every shape and color. To buy a block plane, together we are around to see, was practically like to buy an automobile, where options galore were available to Mr. Planebuyer of yesteryear.

Stanley, in your marketing propaganda, claimed that "A Block aircraft was very first made to meet the demand for a aircraft which can be easily held in one hand when planing throughout the grain, specifically the ends of boards, etc. This latter work countless Carpenters contact "Blocking in", thus the name "Block" Plane." This, if that is to be believed, dispells the myth the block planes room so named because they were first used on butcher"s blocks.

This is a general purpose block plane (one the many). It has its iron bedded at 20 degrees. The stole is flexible both for depth and lateral positions. The mouth is non-adjustable, i beg your pardon is the distinguishing "feature" that sets it except the more useful #9 1/2. The fixed mouth that this airplane makes it quite unpopular as soon as pitted against Stanley"s other block planes, most of i beg your pardon have adjustable mouths. The aircraft has a brass former knob the screws right into the main spreading - the knob is sometimes lacking in action. The area that the spreading into i m sorry the knob threads sometimes chips or cracks, and it have to be checked for the damage, if you"re collecting the thing, however if you"re utilizing it, the damages isn"t severe enough to prevent the plane from working.

As is the case for most of the Stanley block planes, the more quickly models to be japanned (black). Later production planes to be finished through a very dark blue paint beginning in the early 1960"s. The latest production used a an extremely deep red as a finish. The same progression of paints can also be found on the bench planes.

Refer to the #9 1/2 because that the details that construction, use, and also problem locations with this plane, and also most of the 20 level pitch block planes the Stanley cranked out in every sorts of configurations.

#9 1/2 Block plane, 6"L, 1 3/4"W (1 5/8"W 1909 on), 1 1/2lbs, 1873-1981.

This is a basic purpose block plane, and also is more than likely Stanley"s most famous one castle offered. Uneven this plane was your an excellent grandpappy"s, it"s usually finest to neglect those examples that space all rusted or are absent parts. It"s such a common plane (in its post-1890"s configuration) the you"ll run across a far better example.

Pictured here, together with Santa Claus, is the common configuration that the plane that you"re likely to conference (details below). The box, v its faux birch paper, is known as the Christmas box and also was designed to screen the device in a hardware store setup during the Holiday seasons of the late 1940"s and early 1950"s. Santa Claus was no shipped v the plane. An unemployed Salvation army Santa - we found him roaming the roadways dejected - was available the chance to pose through the tool and also graciously welcomed (note: Santa isn"t to scale, here).

The iron is placed into the airplane bevel side up. An stole that"s oriented bevel-up offers benefits when planing complicated woods or endgrain; it"s feasible to support a better length the the iron, preventing its flexing, top top a airplane designed to lug its iron bevel-up than a plane designed to lug its stole bevel-down. The stole is pitched in ~ 20 degrees. The iron"s pitch and also orientation do a lid iron unnecessary, and impractical for that matter.

The aircraft underwent several changes over its long life. The very first model is a really primitive looking chunk of iron, v an iron that extends up and behind the tool making for a very uncomfortable grip. This model has actually a level lever cap, v a cammed bar at that top, which resembles the bar caps offered on the bench planes. The mouth piece is organized in place with a round-headed screw. The arched political parties of the plane"s main casting are curved irregularly and are situated toward the back. This style of spreading is often referred to together the "Excelsior" design.

The uncomfortable of using the plane was quickly addressed through the redesign the the bar cap. The new lever cap has actually a raised and curved part cast in ~ its ago so that it fits an ext comfortably right into the palm. It likewise has the characteristic three arcs cast down near the top edge of the cap along with a dimpled exterior whereby the palm rests. Even this new design was tough to grip since the iron, v its angular heel, was in the way. The wasn"t till the late-1800"s when the heel of the stole was changed with a bent one.

The design most frequently encountered is the one offered from ca. 1895 onward. The is distinguishable through the oval depressions milled right into the exterior of the arched sides. These are recognized as the "Hand-y" grip. The arched sides on most examples are symmetrical and also are situated along the middle of the sides, yet there are some instances of the Excelsior design that have actually the Hand-y grip. The Hand-y grip attribute soon proved really popular, and was used to virtually every block plane in Stanley"s arsenal. The feature was dropped because that a brief time during WWII, possibly since Stanley was using the machine to mill the exact same grip top top Howitzer shells for this reason GI"s wouldn"t drop them on your feet. The Hand-y tight was likewise offered on a few of the shorter, handle-less transitional (wood bottom) planes, which are very rarely encountered.

Prior to the patent because that the lateral convey mechanism, as specified for the common bench planes, these block planes only permitted the iron come be adjusted endwise to control the depth the cut. The earliest mechanism is a lever, located beneath the iron, which engages stopped parallel grooves milled into the earlier of the steel via a upright pin. Relocating the bar laterally side-to-side, raises or lowers the iron. It likewise puts a many stress top top the pin, which deserve to snap it turn off or wear it away. Plus, the lever additionally has a pen on that bottom come slip right into a hole in the boss that tote it. Since it"s no permanently attached to the plane, it"s feasible to find planes through this lever missing in action.

This system proved come be quite fragile and also was an overwhelming to access so Stanley redesigned it. The systems that they come upon is a threaded write-up adjustment mechanism and started providing it throughout the at an early stage 1880"s. This write-up is screwed into a raised boss in the main casting. ~ above the short article a brass seed traverses up and down, parallel come the sole, together the nut is turned. The seed engages a forked lever, which in turn engages the grooves in the ago of the cutter. Together the nut is rotate to relocate it upward, the lever lowers the cutter to increase its set. Relocating the seed downward, naturally, to reduce the set. Make sure that this nut moves easily over the entire length the the threaded post.

Stanley made decision to have some fun through these adjusting nuts, as some are a best hand thread if others space a left hand thread. Almost all of the planes through the Hand-y grip have actually the left hand thread. Every the Excelsior format planes have a best hand thread. This tidbit of information is only vital if you"re searching for replacement components for the adjusting mechanism, or if you"re looking for the locking nut offered on the #9 3/4 and also #15 1/2.

You desire to be sure that the two nibs ~ above the fork, wherein they connect the parallel machined grooves cut into the backside of the cutter, room not broken or worn away. Otherwise, the adjustment system is useless. Also, check about the ceo that obtain the threaded post for any kind of breakage. Sometimes, the short article loosens end time; usually, just by wiggling the write-up you can tell whether it is seated into the ceo well. It deserve to be tightened by screwing it earlier into the boss, yet take care not to damage its threads.

The lateral adjustment lever that was a raging success on the bench planes was a function that the block airplane could also use. It take it Stanley a bit of time to add the lever, but they eventually did throughout the early on 1890"s.

The lateral adjustment lever pivots top top the lever cap screw, ~ above which the bar cap engages. In fact, the bar screws top top the bar cap screw, i m sorry is itself screwed into a boss in the main casting. The lateral convey lever has a disk in ~ its finish nearest the mouth, and it fits into a slot cut into the iron. It an extremely much resembles the company end that the lateral adjustment lever discovered on the typical bench planes. The earlier of the lever is bending downward, in a gradual curvature toward the sole so the it doesn"t dig right into your hand during use. Sometimes, the lateral convey lever has actually been bend so the it can"t clear the threaded post. If this is the case, you can simply bend the lateral lever around its downward curve increase a little so that sufficient clearance results. The lateral adjustment lever frequently has the patent date and/or "STANLEY" stamped right into it.

The earliest planes have an adjustable mouth that offers a slotted screw - you"ll require a driver to readjust it, if you dare to use this most beneficial model that the tool. This clumsy adjustment technique certainly must have flooded the complain department in ~ Stanley, so the mouth was made flexible by means of a brass knob (the visibility of nickel plating signifies that it"s a various model). The knob is threaded come the slide section, and also by unscrewing the knob the slide section can be moved forward or backward. The knob is climate tightened to lock the sliding section in place. Girlfriend should check the threads of the knob come make certain they aren"t stripped because that if lock are, her sliding section will slip the end of her sole and possibly into oblivion.

During the late-1890"s, an eccentric bar was listed to adjust the mouth (the earliest instances will have actually the patent date, "PAT FEB 20 94", stamped in them). This little device soon was used to every block airplane that was equipped through an adjustable mouth. It"s really a straightforward little device - a flat piece of steel, with an extension for your finger, pivots top top a pin which fits into a hole behind the knob. This piece is not hosted captive come the plane, and also it"s very easy come lose. If you watch a small hole immediately behind the knob, your airplane is lacking its eccentric lever. Also be sure to examine the eccentric bar to watch if it has its post that fits right into the casting. Strangely, countless of the levers space still top top the planes however don"t have the post.

You should examine that the eccentric bar is proper for the airplane by slide it come the left and also right, making certain that the sliding ar of the sole moves in ~ the acceptable range. Because this bar was regularly removed native the plane (the owner simply found it simpler to change the sole without it), and also because the same lever was offered on the smaller sized block planes, it"s sometimes feasible to uncover planes with an improper lever - a bar from the smaller #60 1/2 will not permit the single to be changed over as wide a range as a ideal one will.

The sliding ar of the single is oftentimes jammed right into the airplane so the it no much longer moves freely. The usual reason of this is the either oxidation has actually frozen that in place or the crud has become lodged between it and also the main casting. To get rid of this typical problem you first need to free the sliding ar from the main casting. This is easily done by first backing turn off the knob that holds that in place with a few turns, climate pushing the knob downward with your thumb. The piece need to pop free, however if the doesn"t, take more drastic procedures like penetrating oil or irradiate taps native a hammer. Save the dynamite together last resort. I"ve never uncovered one that at some point didn"t come complimentary with a piece of timber (stood ~ above its endgrain) positioned in the mouth (from the optimal of the plane) and also then tapped with a hammer.

Once free, clean out any kind of of the crud that"s collected over the years. Inspect that the boss actors into the slide section, i beg your pardon receives the knob, isn"t broken. Curiously, many of them are.

If the sliding ar doesn"t move freely, you have the right to do a little of airplane surgery come remedy the ailment. With some fine abrasive paper on a level surface, rub the edge of the slide section ago and forth a few times to remove any kind of oxidation or burrs. Take it the same file and rub the milled tracks of the key casting. Don"t overdo it because you will present some slop in what"s typically a fine fit. Reattach the component to the key casting and it will certainly slide freely.

Make certain that the sliding ar hasn"t to be modified, wherein the portion that"s closest to the iron isn"t ground. For part strange reason, few of these block planes have the right to be uncovered with your sliding sections ground much shorter than once they left the factory. Planes v modified sliding sections will not be qualified of having their mouths collection finely. The sliding section should almost touch the iron when the section is relocated backward to close the mouth. If it doesn"t, the piece has been ground. If you do have an instance with a ground sliding section, and also are to plan to locate a instead of part, take treatment when law so; the replacement ar my be also thick or thin, and not lie in the same airplane as the rest of the sole. I"ve however to discover a block plane that have the right to accept a sliding ar taken from one more block plane without part modification.

By far the most typical damage discovered on the plane, and also on every models that block planes, is anxiety cracks that run from the mouth and up the side(s) that the tool. This cracks are many often found on the earlier, pre-1890"s, models because their sides room not actors to a uniform thickness; lock taper along their edge similar to the earlier bench plane do. This to be a very common area because that the aircraft to break so Stanley make the later on models with their sides cast to a uniform thickness. Often, these stress cracks space invisible under the oxidation. It"s only when you provide them a cleaning the you an alert the damage. Don"t sweat that if her is broken here - you"re no the first, nor will you be the last, to buy together damaged goods.

Another common type of damages is cracks or division to the bar cap, in the area where it arches to fit into your palm. Cracks below are yes, really no big deal, but absent chunks could yield bloody palms. Fortunately, there are plenty of lever caps that deserve to be salvaged from the googleplex of block planes out there.

The planes have a japanned finish, v the brass knob and also depth adjusting nut all buffed to shine. The lateral mediate lever and eccentric bar are frequently nickeled, yet later persons are simply stamped indigenous steel and buffed. The plane commonly has actually its version number stamped into the left next of the main casting, down toward the sole. None of the Stanley block airplane came with corrugations milled right into the sole. A few of the mid-1920"s planes deserve to be uncovered with the day-glo orange repaint on the eccentric adjuster and inside the front knob. This had actually to it is in a phase the Stanley was going with as few of the modern bench planes have actually the sides of their frogs finished through the same color paint.

#9 3/4 Block plane, 6"L, 1 3/4"W (1 5/8"W 1909 on), 1 5/8lbs, 1873-1934. *

This airplane is similar to the #9 1/2
, other than that it has actually a detachable rear handle. The take care of is a metal extension that fits around and also is solved to the exact same threaded vertical short article that the depth adjustment seed is. A locking nut is screwed top top the post and also then is tightend end two steel prongs top top the handle. The handle deserve to be gotten rid of to fit the workman"s use merely by backing off the locking nut through the end of a screwdriver. The locking nut has four "lobes" on it making the resemble one "x".

Because Stanley was never ever satisfied to leave well enough alone, they changed the width of the boss onto i beg your pardon the pivotting bar (the one the engages the underside the the cutter) fastens. This subtle design change meant a similar change in the detachable handle; the distance between the 2 prongs had actually to be increased just a hair so that the prongs deserve to slip around the boss. This minor suggest is only mentioned in the occasion that you have actually a handle and also you"re trying come fit it come a plane. Do not ever force the manage or record it if that doesn"t fit - you have an earlier two prong take care of that demands to walk on an previously version that the plane.

The metal extension has a turn rosewood knob the fits into the palm that the hand, permitting the airplane to it is in worked much more comfortably through both hands. The earliest versions the the aircraft use the usual threaded rod and brass nut to for sure the rosewood knob come the the expansion piece. On later models, the rosewood knob is tapped and screws straight onto the threads actors into the metal extension. Top top these later models, the knob deserve to strip and also become loose over time. The usual quick fix was to jam a cut or a item of fabric into the knob and also then permit friction to work-related its magic.

Prior come the development of the threaded upright post, the metal expansion piece to be screwed best to the key casting, in ~ the iron. This version is comparatively scarce, and also was only produced a couple of short years. It can be figured out easily by a screw feet at its end and an open spreading that provides the illustration of two ribs projecting native the knob. This layout of handle was offered only on the two earliest models that the plane, native 1872 to about 1875. Examine these handles carefully for crack over their length.

Most of the metal expansions are japanned, however the really earliest ones have a copper flashing to them, i m sorry is usually long gone and hard to find today. Be mindful that the knob is proper, and also not one lifted from a #45. The #45"s knob (referring to the model that object the knob ~ above the fence"s spreading in the exact same manner as it is on the block plane"s extension handle) is a hair tiny in its diameter and doesn"t have actually the ring turned at its base.

#10 Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 14"L (13"L 1887 on), 2 1/8"W, 4 1/4lbs, 1870-1957.

This airplane is sometimes called the "jack rabbet" as result of its similarity come the typical jack plane. That looks the same to a standard #5
, other than that it has a rabbet mouth. The rabbet mouth is 2 cutouts in the plane"s sides, simply to the left and right that the iron. The iron extends with these cutouts and throughout the entire width that the sole. This planes have constantly been popular, with their full adjustment features identical to those found on the bench planes.

They were supplied for cutting huge rabbets in hefty timbers because that framing in the mining, carriagemaking, etc., professions. Since the plane has a rabbet mouth, and because it to be designed for hefty use, countless of them have actually stress fractures in the spreading right over the rabbet mouth, wherein the political parties arch upward. Many of them have actually been repaired through a welding, i beg your pardon sticks out choose a ill thumb, usually, yet some repairs space very good and have the right to go undetected. The planes additionally seem to suffer chipping/cracking follow me their next walls, especially about the toe and also heel. The earlier models, v their tapered next walls, are more prone to this chipping/cracking 보다 the later ones are.

Another thing to inspect on these planes is their irons. Because of the rabbet mouth, over there isn"t nearly enough an are to do an iron that is as lengthy as those found on the typical bench plane - the political parties of the plane prevent it from gift as long as the others. Be sure to examine that over there is sufficient "meat" or life left to the iron. Recognize replacements the are ideal to the vintage that your aircraft can it is in tough. Also, the lid iron need to cover the complete width the the iron follow me the cutting edge. If that doesn"t, it"s a replacement from a typical bench planes.

Removing the irons from this plane, and also the #10 1/2, is a little of a trick. They can not be eliminated through the mouth, and they room prevented from being eliminated as you usually would an steel by the sides of the plane. To remove the iron, then, friend must very first tip it up so the it clears the lever cap screw, then slide it come either side of the plane, and also then elevator the opposite side up, kind of in a twisting fashion, till one next of the iron gets rid of the cutout in the next of the plane.

Stanley well-known the difficulty with removing or return the iron indigenous or to the plane. Return the iron to the airplane needs a little bit of attention so the you don"t nick the edge, destroying the honing effort that took you hrs to get. To overcome this problem, Stanley redesigned the cap iron and the way it to be attached come the iron. A little screw was positioned on height of the lid iron so that when removed, the iron would slip through the mouth easily. Problem solved, or therefore Stanley thought. This short-lived (ca. Late 1880"s) function proved to be a trouble when reassembling the stole - trying to place the lid iron appropriately on the iron, while both space in the aircraft proved to be awkward and difficult. They quickly dropped the style for the normal method of it is registered the lid iron (the screw is behind the iron and also is only obtainable with the iron removed from the plane).

These planes, together with the fractional execution of it, never ever came equipped with the frog adjusting screw that"s uncovered on the bench planes. In fact, all the frog redesigns made to the bench planes never ever made it to this line; the bench rabbets maintain their level mating surfaces between the frog and also the key casting. However, the plane did monitor the changes made to the bar cap, the adjusting screw, the knob, and the tote that were done to the bench airplane (see their type study for an ext features).

As is the case with all rabbet planes, a batten is normally fastened come the job-related at the desired with the the rabbet. The batten climate guides the airplane along its route to productivity a right cut. The depth the the rabbet is normally marked with a common marking gauge. Because that cross serial work, the rabbet"s shoulder is usually cut with a saw prior to using the aircraft since this plane doesn"t come equipped through a spur come score the grain.

If you ever before need a lever cap because that this plane, or the various other bench rabbets that follow, the #3"s will certainly work. The old format #3 frog likewise fits the plane; i.e., the frog that doesn"t have actually a notch (to fit over the alignment rib in the key casting) milled in ~ its lower edge.

#10C Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 14"L, 2 1/8"W, 4 1/4lbs, 1902-1918. *

The corrugated variation of the #10. A brute the a dude, who had taken come planing rabbets in hefty timbers together a career, absolutely didn"t need any kind of "girlie-man" corrugations in the single to do his job any kind of easier. This might be one of the factors for the scarcity the the corrugated version of this plane.

#10 1/4 Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 13"L, 2 1/8"W, 4 1/4lbs, 1911-1942. *

This plane is the same to the #10, except that it has actually a tilting tote and knob. This idea was first patented through a man who added tilting wood to constant #10"s because he discovered that your knuckles gained all smashed once planing big rabbets. Stanley, gift the nice guys they were to their competition, chose they can do it themselves, and also made their own version that it thereby making the originator that the idea a footnote in the background of planes.

The tote and also knob each sit atop a rounded spreading that hold a coarsely knurled metallic cylinder. The normal securing rods because that the tote and also knob are screwed into these knurled cylinders. In ~ the height of every securing pole is a slotted nut, which is tightened come secure the tote and also knob in a slanted position, tilted indigenous the vertical, that the user finds comfortable. The slotted nuts are regularly mangled from repeated use.

Often the wooden parts, particularly the lower part of the tote, are found cracked or broken off about their bases from year of use. The wooden parts are custom created this plane, so trying to rescue a dead or a knob native a typical jack plane is pointless; original totes and knobs have actually a concave bottom so that they deserve to fit end their corresponding convex sections of the key casting.

The same trouble of tension fractures around the sides of the bottom casting, as discovered on the #10, likewise happens with these planes.

Two retractable spurs, one on each side that the plane, are offered to score the wood prior to the iron cut it. These spurs help to remove ratty edge on the rabbet, particularly when working throughout the grain. The spurs are attached to the airplane with tiny countersunk screws. The screws often show signs the mangling from repetitive use. The faster models the this plane do not have actually these spurs. It"s interesting that Stanley only offered these spurs on this plane, and also not the other bench rabbet planes. Probably they realized the they make a failure by providing this tool and to save challenge they included the spur attribute to an increase sales by making them really different from the #10 and also #10 1/2. Sounds great to me, in ~ least. In any kind of event, the spurs certainly assist the plane when cutting across the grain, making for a clean shoulder.

I"ve viewed a WWII version of this plane, where tough rubber, instead of brass, was used for the cutter"s depth adjustment knob and the tote and also knob room hardwood rather of rosewood. There is no nickel plating on the lever cap. Through this plane"s sales being rather anemic indigenous its introduction, it seems strange the Stanley would also make a Warlwartwotype (pronounced correctly as a single syllable). Planing big timbers throughout WWII definitely had to it is in a shed "art" in the States, however maybe not so in the Orient. Perhaps Stanley preserved up the production of the plane in anticipation of the structure of a bridge over the river Kwai, or something?

#10 1/4C Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 13"L, 2 1/8"W, 4 1/4lbs, 1912-1917. *

Corrugated version of the #10 1/4. Putting corrugations top top a plane, which most likely was much better left on the drawing board in the an initial place, provides for a an extremely rare plane. This is a tough one come find, one of the toughest of all Stanley planes, therefore be cautious of the modern-day artisan"s craftiness.

#10 1/2 Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 9"L, 2 1/8"W, 3lbs, 1885-1964.

This is sometimes called the "smooth rabbet" due to the fact that it is the very same size as a #4, but in few of Stanley"s earlier propaganda this aircraft and the #10 are both simply dubbed a "Carriage Maker"s Rabbet". The usual problems with the #10, and the other bench planes, are also found top top this guy. The most common form of damages are cracks and/or repair to the cheeks that the tool, situated just over the cutouts because that the cutter.

The more quickly models have an flexible mouth, really much prefer those found on the common block planes, yet the entire section the the single ahead the the iron moves. Flexible mouth execution are much scarcer than the non-adjustable mouth versions, and also were only readily available for around the very first ten years of the plane"s production.

The mouth is readjusted by transforming the prior knob, sliding the knob front or backward, and also then tightening the knob; this action moves the whole sole front of the iron. The casting that obtain the front knob"s screw is sometimes broken so take the plane apart to inspect this. The repetitive adjustment to the mouth also puts wear and also tear on the rosewood knob; countless of them are split or are chipped at your bases. I"ve seen some of these at an early stage models with a metallic disk under the knob in an attempt to conquer the chipping that the knobs suffer; this disk shows up original and also is similar to the one provided on the #62.

This aircraft always came through the lateral adjustment lever - if you watch one that doesn"t have one, it"s likely from an previously #3 or #10.

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#10 1/2C Carriage maker"s rabbet plane, 9"L, 2 1/8"W, 3lbs, 1902-1917. *

Corrugated version of the #10 1/2. It never ever came v an flexible mouth, come the ideal of mine knowledge. Because this airplane is much much more valuable 보다 its non-corrugated brother, be cautious of counterfeit corrugations.

#11 Beltmaker"s plane, 5 3/4"L, 2 3/8"W, 3 1/2lbs, 1867-1943.

Hey, if you"re right into making, or repairing, the belting offered for driving machinery, get with it, will ya? We"re around to go into a new century never mind a millenium, too! but for those of girlfriend who desire the frightening details, read on....

The cutter is positioned bevel side up, and also is bedded ~25 degrees. There is no cap iron ideal on the plane, however it does have actually a little cap screwed come the top of the cutter, prefer the #9, #25, and also #164 do, so the the tool can take benefit of the Bailey adjustment features like those found on the usual bench planes. The y-shaped adjusting fork engages a slot in the little cap. This slot is oriented towards the heel, no the cutting edge, that the iron.

It seems that those who practiced the beltmaking trade were a trifle bit spastic - countless of this planes have damaged adjusting forks. This difficulty resulted from insufficient pressure, via the bar cap, being placed on the iron, when it had a location set. As soon as the iron started its cut, it instantly jumped behind which climate strained the adjusting fork whereby it makes call with the brass depth convey knob, resulting in it to snap. If you plan to resurrect the beltmaking trade, and your plane has a damaged adjusting fork, friend will have to replace it with a fork from an additional #11 (or #11 1/2) - the adjusting forks indigenous the bench planes space not interchangeable through this model.

Sometimes, poor pressure top top the stole will reason the back component of the casting to snap off or crack, wherein the threaded pole fits into the casting. Broken chunks turn off the casting are simple to spot, however to view the stress and anxiety cracks bring away a keener eye. Watch closely about the behind of the plane. Take it the iron out of the aircraft and look (from the inside of the casting) whereby the stick meets the casting to check out if any kind of stress cracks have developed.

The aircraft looks very similar to the #12, and has a turn hardwood (most often maple) manage that is perpendicular and parallel come the plane"s sole. The handle is screwed to the plane"s main casting with two round-headed srews, each of i beg your pardon screws into a actors boss. Examine that this bosses room not chipped or cracked.

The cutter is secured in ar by a bar cap the is identical to those used on the transitional wood bench airplane (see your listing because that a description). The entire main casting, other than its sole and the machined bed, room japanned.

The mouth is adjustable to satisfy the beltmaker"s craving for tearout free planing, something that"s mandatory as soon as planing leather or fabric belting. NOT! A tiny casting features as the sliding section found on the common block planes. It"s secured to the main casting with two round-headed screws, which when loosened, allow the sliding section to be moved forward or backward manually together the village beltsmithy for this reason desires.

Oh yeah, why a belt plane? Simple, ago before "lectricity and also infernal flammability engines, water wheel and heavy steam engines provided the strength to drive industrial America (and various other joints). Animal leather and/or towel belts were used to drive the smaller devices off the power source. This belts have their end fastened come each various other to type a loop, and it"s at the time of the two ends the a chamfer is reduced so that as soon as the ends are fastened they keep the very same thickness as the remainder of the belt. You had to ask.

This plane was originally available by Leonard Bailey before his offering out come The Man, Stanley. His very first design is exceptionally rare. He ultimately made the airplane with a different frog the is secured top top the main spreading with two round-headed screws. The threaded rod, on i m sorry the brass depth adjusting screw rides, is oriented virtually vertically. This building and construction proved i have lot of money to manufacture, and also the plane were vulnerable to damage, especially cracks or breaks whereby the screws are, so the separate frog idea to be dropped approximately 1905. The tool was redesigned with the threaded stick fastened straight to the main spreading so that it"s oriented horizontally. The more quickly models the this tool have a fair concave curvature to their side wall surfaces from the toe that the airplane to the handle. The later on models have actually a kind of contorted S-shaped curvature to the side walls.

#11 Bull sleep Rabbet Plane, 4"L, 1 1/4"W, ca 1880. *

This is yes, really a strange little plane, in number of ways. First, the wasn"t offered in any kind of Stanley catalog, and also judging by wherein the very few specimens have actually turned up, in England, the plane wasn"t sold here in USofA. Second, this plane"s number designation is identical to the beltmaker"s plane, do these 2 the only planes readily available concurrently v the same version number. Why Stanley chose to designate lock the same is anyone"s guess, and also it"s definitely odd offered Stanley"s enthusiasm for easily assigning numbers, i beg your pardon the last time i checked are infinite, come their made wares. The airplane is one of the an extremely rarest the Stanley"s planes, with just a grasp of extant examples. When other folks space classifying #340
"s, #64"s as an extremely rare, and also #3C"s as very scarce, you have the right to ask them how they"d classify this small bugger then.

The airplane has a lever adjustment mechanism, identical to that supplied on the typical #103 block plane; a series of parallel grooves is milled into an adjusting plate, which, in turn, connect milled slots reduced in the backside of the blade. A ignorance screw pivots the bar cap to host the blade in position.

The final strange thing around this plane is that the small portion of sole, directly ahead the the blade, have the right to be elevated or lower via 2 small collection screws i beg your pardon sit behind the bar cap"s ignorance screw. This section of the single is readjusted to occupational harmoniously v the collection of the blade; i.e., if the blade is collection rank (deeply), the single is raised, and also if the blade is collection fine, the single is lowered. This role lends assistance to the plane"s cut action, because that if the sole were in ~ a continuous position, only a minute section of it would certainly bear upon the wood during the planing; the depths the blade"s set, the much less amount of single will make call with the wood. Because the single ahead of the iron can be adjusted, it"s useful to make the whole length of that sole make contact with the wood before the blade"s cutting, to reduce tearout and splintering. It"s a geometry thing, here.

The aircraft was eventually dropped as soon as the #90 cabinetmaker"s bull nose rabbet airplane appeared. No sense having actually two planes serve the exact same function, or therefore one would certainly think. But, Stanley didn"t embrace this "modus operandi" for too lengthy as they ultimately created concurrently number of planes which served the exact same function.

#11 1/2 Floor plane, 7"L, 2 3/8"W, 3 3/4lbs, 1909-1923. *

This plane is similar to the #11
, other than that it has actually an extension piece included to the plane"s sole. This item is nothing but the same piece as the on the #11, other than it"s made longer to boost the size of the plane"s sole. This piece is secured to the main spreading with 2 round head screws. It"s feasible to regulate the mouth by relocating the item forward or backward, relative to the iron.

The plane has "No. 11 1/2" embossed top top the extension piece, withing the acquainted Stanley notched rectangle. The #11"s main casting was offered for this plane. The #11 has actually its number actors at the toe. For the #11 1/2, the #11 spreading number is ground off and also then filled with a glob the japanning. Don"t ever before buy an example that has actually "No. 11" actors into the key casting and also "No. #11 1/2" cast into the extension piece - it"s a monkey, consisted of from two various planes. Also, inspect the japanning very carefully wherein the #11 is floor off. It"s really easy because that a crafty "artist" come practice airplane forgery on this planes whereby the airplane is converted lengthy after the left the factory.

The iron is normally stamped through the Stanley trademark on both sides; the aircraft beds the steel bevel up, and with the regular iron the logo design would be confront down, hence the factor for stamping the logo on the beveled next of the iron. Stanley want make it specific that the members the the floorplaners" union knew specifically who was utilizing their product.

Be certain to check the adjusting mechanism of this device as floorplaning was a rough task. A snap adjusting yoke, crack at the back of the main casting, and absent chunks of the main spreading are the major problems through the tool.

The aircraft was provided in the kneeling position (kneeling before a false God?) and also is pulled towards you. Ask yourself this inquiry - you really want one of these to use? Instead, floor sandahs (sander, in new England-ese) space so much more stimulating. Leaving this one for the diehard Stanley junkies as it"s a lot scarcer airplane than one could think.