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Picked up this plane at a yard sale. Looks rough but im working on it. Uncovered some numbers/dates under all the sud. Just wondering if anyone has info on this type of grooved plane. Any significance behind the dates?

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Think i got it hope this works
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-10-2015, 09:26 AM
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Here is some good info on hand planes:
http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html

That plane should clean up nicely, it is such a pleasure to use a really sharp, well tuned plane.

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Your "yard sale" find is a number 6 plane, also called a "fore" plane used for jointing edges and flattening/smoothing large surfaces like table tops, benches, & panels. The cast numbers (dates) are usually a change/addition to the original design and when the patent was approved. With some TLC, that plane could become a workable addition to your tool collection. Be safe.
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Thanks guys. Are the grooves anything to be concerned about? As far as them catching and holding debris that will gouge the work?
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The grooves were thought to make less friction making planing easier. In reality doesn't make much difference.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I have 2 planes that have grooved bottoms and I can feel a difference in friction between those and the same size plane that's flat. The down side to the grooves is they make edge jointing thin boards a challenge.

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