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Picked up a 408(I think is same as Stanley #4 ) Sargent hand plane that was clean, sharp and ready to go for $10.00. How bad did I do? My thinking is to sell all my Stanley Baileys and Baileys and use the lesser knowns for my work. I have some others like Dunlop, Craftsman, Buck Brothers, etc. I can pick up Stanley knockoffs with no name, and if it fits my hand, is well made, and is in good shape, I can always do all right. What do you say about my theory? Also, I turned down Wood Magazine's last offer because they shut down our community forum. I would not be surprised if they quit publishing it in the next few years if as many people are mad at them as I think they are. I was going to return their offer with this explanation as to why I decided to drop them after more than 20 years of subscriptions.
Well one of the three plane from a swap, a trans jack plane. made by Sargent, and sold as a Fulton. Yeah, that one in the center of that motely group. Already had refurbbed it a bit, so how about a little show & tell? How this thing looks now. Removed the crud off the rear handle, and found a wee bit of grain going on. As for the sole, it needed a good flattening, as in my level was a teeter-totter sitting on it. Handplanes soon had that problem fixed, right behind the mouth was a tall hump. As for now? Not bad looking Beech wood. The frog needed some new bolts, since the one was MIA. New ones are BRASS, but still round headed, with a slot. Not sure what size Sargent used, But this one used 1/4" x 20 threads. Frog seems to be a type two, late 1890s. Rest of the wood screws have a Phillips head to them, for now. IF I can find some with slots, I will use them. Had to go up a size, as the old ones were stripping the holes a bit. There IS one just under the Brass/steel adjuster wheel, too. Front knob got a new brass screw as well Left the finish alone on it, though. Iron is sharp. This is a Sargent made #3416 Jack plane, 16" long, with a 2-1/8" wide iron. iron is stamped as FULTON WARRANTED. Weighs about HALF of the IRON bodied Sargent #414 I also have ready to work. Might have over did the "Glam" a bit, but, it is MY plane for now...