I recently picked up an ebay stanley bullnose rabbet plane.
Item number: 230105333324
it came today. first impression: Man is this thing crude. the fitting
surfaces between the 2 halves of the body are rough castings,
unmachined, painted black. now, the fit between those 2 parts
determines whether or not the bit of the sole in front of the blade is
in plane with the main part of the sole behind the blade. so as it is,
I can't lap the sole without first milling the ways... and my mill is
in storage and won't be out for months. Aaaargggh.
contrast that with the Veritas medium shoulder plane I just got, which
is very precisely machined out of the box....
On Mar 29, 8:22 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Their bullnose plane is top notch as well. I especially like the
depth stop for the removeable nose. It makes it a snap to put it back
in place with a nice tight mouth without hitting the blade. It's
really an excellent feeling - and working - tool for me.
here it is on blood and gore:
about halfway down. #75 Bull nose rabbet plane.
prolly I'll do minimal fettle and see how it runs before committing to
milling the ways. this thing won't really benefit too much from being
dialed in too tight.
On Mar 30, 12:22 am, email@example.com wrote:
It is more useful to tell us the Stanley number than the Ebay number.
The Stanley #75 is, and almost always was, a low-cost, lower
quality alternative to other bullnose planes like the Stanley 90-94.
The plane you got from ebay is a Stanley #75, which was the cheapest,
most simple toss-it-in-the-tool-box rabbet plane of it's day. Common
uses would have been cleaning up rabbets in window frames, or rabbet
work in carpentry.
It was intentionally designed with the front sole was a hair above the
rear portion. BTW they are still in production by Stanley in the UK
and retail for around $35.00 For a fair comparison with your Veritas
look at a Stanley 90, 92, or 93.
When the game is over, the pawn and the king are returned to the same box.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar.org
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