I will also include a video of me making the cut as well.The intent is for it to act as a sort of visual reference on how a task can be performed.The images that follow (in order) show a catalog cover, a Type 1 model, a close-up of the Type 1's fence, a Type 5 in its original rare green box, the commonly missing parts, the two style of cam rests, and an earlier wooden carrier for all the cutters.It was inevitable that planes of this design and function would be introduced for several reasons: the wooden plane business was on its last leg, technological advances in casting and design accelerated, and the reduced space and weight (in total) of them over the wooden planes they replaced. I find them to be tempermental beasts, where it seems just as much time is spent setting them up as there is when using them (obviously this isn't the case when sticking 10's or 100's of feet of stuff).This is Stanley's most famous and popular combination plane.A combination plane is one that can be fitted with different irons, or cutters, as Stanley called them, and be adjusted for a particular cut.
My question is on dating and identification of the different #45’s.
Hand plane technology progressed through the centuries with wooden planes making way for metal-bodied planes.
Molding, grooving and dado planes, including plow, dado, beading, etc., have historically been dedicated wooden planes with the profile and pre-set offset from the edge of the board built-in.
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Vintage Stanley combination planes have always intrigued me.