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rogfos
This would be me first post so I may have mistakes . I have a K 5 1/2 it is B castings . B castings should be around 1900 . Like 1899 to 1901 . Yet I see information that dates the stanley keen kutters at 1913 and after . Does anyone have more info .  Thanks IMG_0213.jpg  IMG_0214.jpg  IMG_0215.jpg  IMG_0216.jpg
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timetestedtools
Where did you get your information from?
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poa
Nice plane though. I'd like to see it assembled. Tote and knob good?
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rogfos
The type 8 planes have the B castings . I may have misunderstood I see it says keen cutters were rebranded to bedrock in 1913 . So my 5 1/2 must be a type 8 in time . just trying to date it .  Thanks  Also the tote is bad I will be making new one . I try to buy planes with bad wood parts so I can make my own . I know this takes away value, but it is the enjoyment of of reworking them .
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mknickel
Some Keen Kutter and Winchester planes were produced by Stanley based on the round top Bedrock type 4 produced around the 1920s. Here is a link that will take you to the original Bedrock type study:
http://www.antique-used-tools.com/brtypes.htm


This link will provide a detailed explanation of the differences and similarities between the Bedrock and KK/Winchester planes as manufactured by Stanley

  http://www.antique-used-tools.com/brkkcompare.htm

Hope that helps
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rogfos
Thanks for all your help . I guess I can figure 1920s . I did finish the knob and tote . Used bubinga I always run grain vertical . The old totes were all run horizontal and were prone to cracking .  I guess if the screws were not tight it could crack at the toe end of the tote with the grain running in this direction . IMG_0220.jpg  IMG_0219.jpg
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mknickel
Beautiful work. I love the look
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PaulM
very nice
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timetestedtools
Nice job
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Glen
I love that tote shape.
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