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Paul Geer
04-14-2003, 5:13 PM
I was out this weekend looking for planes and found this 18" so-called "transitional" wood-iron plane, it was in such good condition I had to have it. The soul had a slight twist in it so it had to be flattend. After sharpening, I was able to Join a couple of borads together. nice!

The iron had STANLEY stamped on it.

Jim DeLaney
04-14-2003, 5:26 PM
Looks like you've got a really nice #28 fore plane there.

From the photo, ithe slot in the blade appears to have the wider 'hole' at the top. and the lateral with "Stanley" printed lengthwise (not vertically) on it. If so, it likely a 'Type 7,' made between 1884 and 1886 (assuming all parts are original).

It should also have "Stanley Rule & Level Co, No 28" stamped into the endgrain of the wood, on the toe.

Nice plane. Great users when properly flattened and tuned.

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Paul Geer
04-18-2003, 8:42 AM
Thanks Jim for the Info, I've learned something about wood planes, well, wood bottom planes that is, that they are very smooth going, still looking for a No. 5 or something like it. I have a bid on EBay right now on a No. 5 Bailey, Will see how that one goes. I've been out bid on the first one to the tune of $134!

I other words, a N0. 5 and a No.4 Stanley Bailey went for $174 I think it was.

Jim DeLaney
04-18-2003, 10:01 AM
If you really like the wood bottomed transitionals (like I do), the you might want to look at the Stanley 35, 36, and 37.

They're pretty much the equivalent of the metal 4, 4, & 5, and are fairly commonly found. Ohio and Sargent both made equivalents to these as well. They're fairly common on Ebay, although local flea markets will probably get you better prices.

A well tuned 35 is a joy to use... I have three of them.

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