I feel that they are generally excessive and costly and especially is this so for new woodworkers.I believe I speak truthfully on this issue and even after fifty years of working wood I still rely almost solely on the the planes numbered above for my daily work.
King Materials: Wood (beech), steel Marks: W KING Condition: Some cracks. SPAULDING Mc LEAN," indicating that it was made by Nathaniel Spaulding of Mc Lean, New York, who made planes in Mc Clean from 1824 to 1860 before moving to Ithica and changing his maker's mark. Plane is 9 1/2" long, 3 1/4" tall (without peg and blade installed), and 1 3/4" wide. Gale of Providence, RI, a maker working around 1836.
Pearce of Providence, RI Toted Wooden Rabbet Plane Tool Type: Rabbet plane Maker: Jonathan W. ) Materials: Reforged steel file blade, body is some kind of fruitwood (looks like apple) Marks: L x R Condition: Some digs in the wood, surface tarnish on the blade. Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6Antique circa 1840 J. Denison Wooden Match Plane This antique 19th century wooden match plane bears the maker's mark, "J. DENISON SAYBROOK," rated at two star rarity in Elliot's Wooden Planes. Edwards Moulding Plane This antique wooden moulding plane is a fillet astragal bevel pattern.
I think it’s the best bevel up plane because of its lightness, feel in the hand and balance.
I love it and use it often, especially with a shooting board and on light materials.
I would recommend everyone to own one of them at least, but only after they own a couple of bevel down Stanley planes first.
It’s no secret that I do not like heavy bench planes of the #4, 4 1/2, 5 and 5 1/2 sizes.
My second choice is one I use for shooting edges and shooting board work is the Veritas Jack plane.
Quickly Identify Your Hand Plane And follow this link for more help. After 1885 when Stanley added the lateral adjuster, All Stanley Bailey and Stanley Bedrock planes had this style adjuster. Bedrock type study The Birmingham Plane Manufacturing Company of Birmingham, CT (1885-1900) Birmingham Plane (B Plane) The lateral adjuster on a Sargent made plane.
Antique 4" Crown Moulding Plane Tool Type: crown moulding plane Brand: unknown Materials: wood, steel Marks: WILLIAM ASH & C (on blade) Condition: Blade and peg are stuck, age cracks, patina, tarnish (see photos) Measurements: 4" wide blade, 5" wide overall, 14 1/2" long Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pair of W. Has a nice, smooth patina and well aged wood, no rot. These brothers, John and Lester, worked circa 1832-1840 under this name. Plane body is 9 1/2" long x 3 3/8" tall x 1 1/2" wide without peg or cutter installed.
King Crown Moulding Planes Tool Type: Crown moulding plane Maker: W. Measurements: 9 1/2" long, 1 5/16" wide, 1 1/8" wide blade Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Antique 1 1/2" Carriage Maker's Plane Tool Type: Carriage and wagon maker's plane Maker: unknown Materials: cast steel blade, maple body Marks: remnants of a Moulson Brother's logo on the blade, which has been recut from a block plane blade Condition: Old dark patina, Has some chips on the corner edges near the sole, crack near the top of the body Measurements: 1 1/2" wide, 7" long, 3" tall not counting peg or cutter Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 Tool Type: T Rabbet Plane Maker: R * K Materials: Looks like a rosewood sole with maple body, forged steel blade Marks: R * K Condition: old dark patina, looks like late 1700's, early 1800's. Measurements: 10 3/4" long, 1 5/8" wide Tool Type: Wooden Plough Plane w/ Adjustable Depth Stop & Sliding Fence Maker: unknown Materials: Steel, beech wood, brass Marks: ALEx Mc KEOWN Condition: some cracks in arms, little drill holes from owner's marks, dark patina, ends of arms are damaged. Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 This antique wooden skewed rabbet (or shoulder) plane features its original blade and is marked, "N.
Make sure yours in question has the Stanley Lateral shown above.