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My Antique Stanley Plane collection
Oh! Yes, they're all in excellent condition and most of them are used post-dimensioning and pre-finishing. I hate dust! Looking at the age of these planes, you wonder; where they've been, thru the years. Who's hand they've been in.

But you don't need all these plane to surface lumber. Only 3 basic planes are a must;
1. Start with a coarse roughing plane - a #5 Fore or Jack,
2. A medium plane - #7 Try-plane for truing as best you can,
3. A fine plane - #4 smoother

Mostly all of Stanley planes have been copied by other manufacturers as soon as patent dates ended. Other Companies like Union Tools, Sargent and Miller Falls just to name a few. Other name brands of planes were manufactured by Stanley.
This different plane is a #10 1/2 Carriage maker's rabbet plane. I use it as a rabbet smoother to plane stock up to an inside edge. This version is a...
This is a Vaughn and Bushnell #704 Smoother plane, It is Drop Forged Steel (all other planes are cast iron). This plane's frog design is based on...
This is a Miller Falls #9C Smoother. This Stanley competitor made excellent and heavy planes. Their soles are pretty thick. 
 
Miller Falls' plane...
Stanley #62 Low Angle Block plane.
Stanley #71 Router plane. And here you thought routers are the stuff of the modern workshop. Nope! They've been around much longer than that. These...
Stanley #52 Chute Board and Plane.  Perfect chute board tool to plane accurate miters and bevels. Stanley advertised the board and the plane as being...
Stanley #98 and 99 Side rabbet plane.  If you have ever cut a dado and wished it was just a bit wider, you will appreciate these. This pair of small...
Stanley #10 1/4 Carriage maker's rabbet plane. Similar to the 10 with tilting handle & knob plus added spurs for cross grain cuts.
Stanley #164 Low angle plane.  This is one of Stanley's true rarities. Call me collect, if you ever find one.  
 
This plane has all the features the...
My old 1900's, Stanley wood working plane collection. These things work wonder on hardwood.
These are 2 Bedrock style smoother planes, Stanley's higher quality planes;  
 
A #604 Type 5, Flat side of 1911 and #604 type 3 Round side...
These 2 rather unusual planes were made by Miller Falls Company, in an attempt to steal the plane market by storm. It made a storm alright; they were...
These long Stanley planes had 2 surnames:  
-"Jointer" plane (to use for jointing edge to make wider boards,  
-"Try" plane (to "try" as best you can...
Stanley "Fore" planes, so named because you would use this plane, "be-fore" any others. Most people call these "Jack" planes, because they can be...
The Smoother plane family, from left to right;  
 
#2 Type 7 (1893-1899),  
#3 Type 11 (1910-18),  
#4 Type 9 (1902-07),  
and the ultimate #4-1/2...
 
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