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Stanley No. 12-3/4 Veneer Scraper Plane


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Manufactured: 1930 to 1943
Length: 6-1/4 inches
Blade Width: 2-7/8 inches
Construction: Cast iron & rosewood handle and bottom
Finish: Japanned
Features: Extra thick bottom
Uses: Veneer scraping
Average Dealer Price: $1000 to $2000
Average eBay Price: $870 to $1850

Other Notes: Plane casting is identical to the casting on the 12-1/2 and is not marked 12-3/4. Catalogs listed this plane as having a rosewood bottom cut on the end grain, similar to a butchers block, however examples of these planes have the bottom made from side grain rosewood, parallel with the length of the plane. The original rosewood bottom is 13/16 of an inch thick and has a 1-1/2 inch opening at the bottom surface. The throat opening is 1 inch wide and the bottom is attached with four steel screws that fit into brass bushings within the rosewood. It should also be noted that there have been some fakes made of this plane (by modifying a 12-1/2 plane) which have surfaced on the market from time to time.


Updated: 25th July, 2006

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Sources: While many of the dealers prices for Stanley planes are largely set by John Walters’ book “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” it appears that eBay, while acknowledging the Walters guide somewhat, tends to march to it’s own beat and sets its own prices. For that reason - and the fact that eBay’s reach and customer base is huge - I’ve decided to include a separate eBay average price here. Other sources include: “The Antique Tool Collector’s Guide To Value” by Ronald S. Barlow, “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” by John Walter, “The Stanley Plane” by Alvin Sellens, “Patrick’s Blood & Gore” by Patrick Leach, various auctions and sales of collectable tools and my own compilations of prices realized, observations and notes over the past 20+ years.