I just bought a numbah 8 Stanley Bailey for $50, I got lucky with the seller because
he wanted $95. This was seriously cool of him considering the ... you all know the
Anyway I click on http://www.hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/dating /
to find out the type from their "link flow" (as I call it), which is pretty nifty.
two patent dates, so it is a type 9 or 10, yeah? Types 9-10: "Is the frog rib the
and arched type?" YES. Result is that it is a type 10. So then I click: "Go to the
Type Study' (link) for information on features introduced in this plane type", made in
1907 - 1909:
"The rib (the one the frog rides over) is enlarged and arched."
Never saw any other kind in the older planes myself, it certainly "looks" enlarged and
arched... it is a center rib. It is about 3/16" or 1/4" wide, slopes downward to the
"A frog adjustment screw, first offered on the Bed Rock planes, is now added."
Not on this one. There is no frog adjustment screw on the back and no tap for one.
"This is located below the frog, and engages a fork that is screwed to the frog. A
of this screw will move the frog forward or backward, depending on the direction it
Looking closely at blood and gore page # 1, I have a frog reciever that is not
or shown in the one picture of the four types, though it is closest to the third
does not have the routed cut-out where the frog adjustment screw is usually screwed
into, no tap there, and that back outside wall of the reciever is flat. On the frog
there is no tap for the screw that holds the U-shaped thing that works with the frog
adjustment screw. It is the third type, only without frog adjustment.
This could not possibly be a frankenplane, it is too perfect, I know my intuition
me well on technical things. I do have a digital camera and do know Photoshop. Any
thoughts? Anyone got a type?