When the plane is found, it's usually done so with just one pair of arms. This plate is adjusted based upon the setting of the stop so that the wood can have the proper support behind it as it is planed. Model Body Handles Hangholes Sole Length Blade Cast Iron Straight No Flat 10 inches?? Look around the main stock, where the cutter engages, for any stress cracks. These shorter examples are not found nearly as often as the earlier and longer examples. When the fence is locked in one position, both cutters are exposed, and, thus, cut the tongue. The first planes to be shipped with the chip deflector have one slight problem - the deflector and the depth stop can't be used simultaneously since they both fit into the same hole of the main stock.
Wouldn't be without one now. The 51 spokeshave is also the brother of the Stanley 51M spokeshave. Are the adjustable mouths nice or a nuisance? The shave is black japanned iron and measures 10 inches from end to end. Shaves tend to have a partial chamfer around the top of the keyholes. These holes allow the board to be attached to a piece of wood for mounting it in a fixture or on the bench. Because the frog doesn't mate to the main casting like a conventional bench plane's does, it's impossible to open or close the mouth of the plane. The cutter is supported where it's most important, down at the mouth, but for the plane to work as intended, the cutter needs to be very sharp since a good amount of the tool's use is cutting across the grain.
If you still find the plane tracking with difficulty, you can adjust the metallic strip along the right edge of the board. There are two separate lever caps, one on each side of the main casting, to hold the cutters in place. Refers to a design using a blade and a cap iron. The body casting is marked X63 underneath the blade. Once a spokeshave is properly configured for leather work, the only difficulty some have is setting the blade at the right height, which is also commented on.
Alternate name for Straight Handle that Stanley uses mostly. The arms are only long enough to accomodate the widest cutter and the sliding section. These nickel plated planes can be found with and without the floral motif cast into the tote; the earlier nickel plated models have the vines, while the later nickeled models have the fish scale pattern cast into the tote. Somewhat surprising, since its been sitting in the box for about 85 years. It has much more detailed floral motifs cast into it than the conventional models of this plane. The mouth is adjusted by turning the small thumbscrew on the top of the spokeshave. It is invaluable for conservation, because one can selectively pare areas to the precise thickness desired.
Eventually the market, I predict, will give them pause. Or was it the relatively new Stanley 151 spokeshave, with its precise blade adjustment, that simplified and speeded up the paring of relatively thin bookbinding leathers. Once the leather gets very thin it is advisable to go slowly to avoid tearing. The plane has the same cutter adjustment lever as that provided on the. The crude casting on the body look to be of Chinese or Indian origin, but the adjustment nuts are very nicely machined and knurled— better than the current Stanley or Record.
Large pockets behind the blade. Dudin 1997, 115 These engravings are detailed and carefully observed- note the leather wrapped around the handle for comfort. I like the 54's adjustable mouth. It's surprising how many planes can be found with the spurs turned around with the bevels facing outward from the cutter. During this plane's production, and the 's as well, it was equipped with more variations of lever cap screws than perhaps any other plane made by Stanley. Rodney Assuming I can get it flat, w. There is a turned rosewood knob on the front of the plane, and a cast closed tote, both of which allow the plane to be worked easily.
The chip deflector fits into the small hole just above the mouth and to the right side of the main casting. Only the japanned models used the brass screws. The spokeshave is usually used with the cutter set in the bevel-down position with a good sharp edge. The steel of the blade seems good. The plane should be inspected for cracks or repairs to the castings. The nickel plated models seem to have lever caps that flare outward more than the earlier japanned models do. And, unlike the wooden dado planes, this one won't warp on ya, which is the kiss of death for wooden dados warped wooden dados will have your dados in a bind.
Most of the planes are found missing all but one of their cutters, with the only one present being the one left in the plane from the last time it was used. If you find yourself in need of a replacement cutter or lever cap, both are identical to those used on a and. Stanley was manufacturing the - Miller's Patent series concurrently to this plane, and perhaps they didn't want to advertise a plane that did the same function as those. These planes are always nickel plated. Sean--does the 54 have an adjustable mouth? The spurs are arranged so that their bevels face each each other.