Stanley No. 4 1/2 Plane

I picked up a old hand plane at a flea market / antique store yesterday.  It’s a Stanley No. 4 1/2 plane.  No, it’s not a broken No. 5.  The No. 4 1/2 is a wider version of the more frequently seen No. 4 smoothing plane.  I’m not sure if the concept for the No. 4 1/2 was an answer in search of a problem but I I didn’t have one.  Now I do.  I haven’t rehabbed it yet but will sometime soon.   I’m not 100% sure what type it is and believe it may be a mix of a type 16 and 17.  It has a plastic adjustment knob which puts it in the WW2 era.   Here’s a couple pics of it.







Here’s a picture of it next to the regular No. 4.  As you can see, it is a little bit wider.


Stay tuned for post on cleaning it up sometime in the future!

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One Response to Stanley No. 4 1/2 Plane

  1. Eric says:

    I have enjoyed discovering your blog , but I am somewhat frustrated in my attempt to read it sequentially . For example September 2013 has this order -telescope part 3, part 2.1, part 2 , part 1, then the article on the axe. Is there a reason that you chose to put your most recent post in the top of the entry even though it may be a continuation from an earlier posting? Again, I enjoy reading about your hobbies, thanks for sharing. Eric

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