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    1st yard sales of the season...

    There were 2, this morning....first was a "drive-by"....just clothes and nic-nacs, meh....

    Second one warranted a STOP!.....got to sorting through all the tools...spent $6 on 3 items....then spent $8 on a large flat rate box of Lego parts for the 10 yr old GrandBRAT.....
    There were a couple block planes....first thought a M-F #75 would be ok....put it back down for a Stanley version in better shape...there was a 6" compass from Newark, NJ....
    1st Yard Sale, 2020.JPG
    Pencil also had a name on it...
    1st Yard Sale, City of Columbus.JPG
    The No. 110 had a label, too...
    1st Yard Sale, No. 110.JPG
    I did clean the Compass up a bit...new pencil, too
    1st Yard Sale, cleaned it up.JPG
    Still trying to read the name on it.

    As for a $1 baggie...
    !st Yard Sale, 433591 baggie.JPG
    When I spread things out a bit..
    !st Yard Sale, baggie contents.JPG
    And...
    !st Yard Sale, baggie details 1.JPG
    So....not too hateful of a morning....then had to mow the yard, and do a B EE RR U N after.....cost more for the beer.

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    Went to sharpen the iron on the No. 110.....still had the factory grind. Yup, a tad dull....has been sharpened up enough to shave arm hair with.

    Had one of those style #110s when I first started out woodworking....finally wore it out.

    Still Trying to find out who made that compass over it Newark, NJ, USA

    First couple of letters I can read...Wm Johnson....Also stamped as "Tempered" and 6......may look that up?

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    Yep...Wm Johnson of Newark, NJ, USA. Tempered, 6" compass.


    Called a "bottle cap" because of the shape of the tightening wheel resembles a bottle cap....some were painted, some were plated.

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    Ok..Millers Falls did make a block plane numbered 75...stamped into the left side....Millers Falls No. 75
    Block Planes, 110 vs 75.JPG
    Sitting here beside the Stanley No. 110.....Iron has been sharpened on the Stanley No. 110..
    Block Planes, test drive 110.JPG
    A few hammer adjusts, went from Moxxon TP to see through shavings.....even put it to work, today...
    Dovetailed Plane Box, flattening parts.JPG
    Had some parts that needed flattened...
    Dovetailed Plane Box, rough sawn sides.JPG
    Resaws weren't as flat as they should be....

    Should be a decent enough block plane, for under $3...

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