Stanley No. 7 Plane

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  • #25150
    John Moore
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    I have not really been looking for a No. 7, but I stop by an antique shop. There in the “shed” of the store was Mr. Rusty. I was going to past, but when they accept my $15.00 offer, home it came.

    I cleaned the bottom, sharpened the blade, and made this small pile of shavings. It cut through the raw sawn walnut with ease.

    I think it is a keeper. I will continue to clean it up. I will try to post photos along the way.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #25160
    Ken
    Participant

    Nice find John, I love my No7 enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #25161
    Mark Armstrong
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    Enjoy John ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I don’t play with my bigger planes much as usually only working on smaller projects.
    Bigger plane do help on those longer boards.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #25163
    Greg Merritt
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    Good find. It will make a fine tool. Clean it up and give it a second life.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #25165
    Ken
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    Yeah the late great English craftsmen, Allen Peters used a No7 for just about everything

    #25172
    dborn
    Participant

    These posts really make me mad! Seems like when people see me coming, prices quadruple! Lol

    Great find! Originally I used my no 7 for a lot, but now prefer the smaller planes.

    #25181
    Sandy
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    Antique stores can be the best place to find hand tools. And most of the time they are reasonably priced.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #25182
    John Moore
    Participant

    Thanks everyone.

    I really don’t know how much I will use it. I mill almost all my boards by hand from rough sawn lumber purchased from a local hardwood retailer. I milled two (4ft) boards with the No. 7 today. It was a different feel altogether. It is heavier for sure, but it seem to make short work of the milling process. I will restore the plane and use it along with my No. 4, 4 1/2, 5, and 6.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #25185
    Dave
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    John, nice find. I grabbed one of these last year locally for 25 bucks too. They are nice planes and I tend to use it mainly for edge jointing boards. It’s probably not a must have plane but for the price and like you I couldn’t pass on it ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Canada

    #25193
    str8tedge
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    John,

    Nice find on the #7. I have big brother #8 and it planes beautifully. You have to eat your Wheaties before using though.

    Joe B.

    #25199

    Great find John))
    I using my #7 with shooting board .Just my preference)It’s like train)

    Toronto, Canada

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