Beautiful Stanley #3 with 3 patent dates MARCH- 25 -02, AUG -19- 02, APR-19-10.This plane is Type 11, with corrugated sole made in the USA .
Dating stanley wood planes
} Thanks for using this tool for identifying the age and type of your Stanley woodworking hand planes.
You can find dating charts and tools all over the internet, but I’ve tried to make this the most clear and concise resource, with plenty of photos.
You can certainly use this tool to learn the type and manufacture date, and then use the other websites to dive into more detail.
Here are the types and dates of the Stanley Hand Planes: [/one_half_last] Please be aware: many planes that you find will be conglomerates of parts from many different years.
Keep this in mind, and be honest by disclosing this if advertising your plane for sale.
When powered by electricity, the tool may be called a planer.
Planes are used to flatten, reduce the thickness of, and impart a smooth surface to a rough piece of lumber or timber.
Planing is used to produce horizontal, vertical, or inclined flat surfaces on workpieces usually too large for shaping.
Special types of planes are designed to cut joints or decorative mouldings.
Hand planes are generally the combination of a cutting edge, such as a sharpened metal plate, attached to a firm body, that when moved over a wood surface, take up relatively uniform shavings, by nature of the body riding on the 'high spots' in the wood, and also by providing a relatively constant angle to the cutting edge, render the planed surface very smooth.
A cutter which extends below the bottom surface, or sole, of the plane slices off shavings of wood.