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adidat

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very nice, i put my money on an early bull nose. im sure its original i have seen catalogues with planes similar to that.

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Yup, it's a bullnose plane. It looks like a smoother with the front half hacked off - I reckon the factory used to turn smoothers where they messed up the mouth into these. It's definitely a real plane, though :)
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stunning little plane, that is =D> Nice clear makers markings too. Wonder what the blade width is - is it more block plane width / size?
 

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condeesteso":2xiil275 said:
stunning little plane, that is =D> Nice clear makers markings too. Wonder what the blade width is - is it more block plane width / size?
I don't know how wide it is - the seller doesn't say (they never do :roll: ).

I'm tempted to buy it. $40 (~£20 for it and a Stanley No.71)...
mathieson1.jpg
...isn't a bad price. But I already have 2 x No.071 routers and I'd probably never use a woodie.

Cheers, Vann.
 

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Not certain if it is the same one (the angle of the front looks different) but here's something close in an 1899 Mathieson catalogue at Peter McBride's site:

http://www.petermcbride.com/temp/math_cat_planes/pg2a.jpg

where it is listed as a "Champfering smooth plane" - and if you were planing chamfers, you'd need to plane right up to the stop, so the design would make sense.
 

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If that was over here Vann, I'd be needing that one :lol: Just sell the 71 on, but the plane's a wee beaut. (Scots - 'wee' - seemed appropriate)
 

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vann im wondering if the Stanley is a brass/bronze copy there not uncommon.

or perhaps its just the light?

:duno:

adidat

p.s. or maybe my retinas have been scorched after seeing the oylimpic flame go through Taunton :mrgreen: thus affecting my vision
 
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