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post #1 of 5 Old 05-25-2019, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Saturday Viewing Pleasure

I though a few of you might enjoy seeing my recently rescued circa 1928-30 Craftsman model 5264 smoothing plane.

Craftsman tools were introduced as the newest “House brand” by Sears, Roebuck and Co., in the 1928 Spring catalog. The “Wavy” Craftsman trademark on the brass lever cap inset and cutting iron denotes the first generation of Craftsman tools and was superseded in 1931. This plane was manufactured by Sargent Plane Co. for Sears, Roebuck & Co. as evidenced by the inverted “U” bend lateral lever, steel left hand depth adjusting nut, smooth face round top frog and brass knob and tote nuts. The black plane bed and red painted frog are the original color scheme of this plane. After a couple minutes fettling, the plane produced beautiful shavings and a satin finish.

The smooth bottom plane sold for $2.48 in 1928. To me, it is now priceless.
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-25-2019, 11:14 AM
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Wow, you did one fantastic job of bringing that one back around, it looks great.
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wow! nice job on the restoration!

on my wife's side her great grandfather was a cabinet maker, we have some of his work - and I have his old wooden toolbox & tools.
my great grandfather's family had a sawmill / millwork company - and did structural work, some of which is on the national registry.
we have a tilting pie table from his hands.

I'm fond of my zippy power tools - but when it comes down the hand work I enjoy using their old tools. they make a real connection - the old wooden mallets, planes, saws.... actually I did spring for a Japanese pull saw, but unless it's really to some advantage, I reach for their old Disston.
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What they said. Awesome restore and definitely a pleasure to see.

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Very nice restoration! Even better that you turned it into a user and not just a shelf queen.

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