Old #8 Jointer Plane
Bought an old (around 1904) Riverside Tool Company #8 jointer plane from Lee Richmond (www.thebestthings.com). It is in great shape, with most of its Japanning intact and excellent condition on the wood tote. After some sharpening and cleaning, this will be a great tool.
Lee is the tool appraiser for the “Antique’s Roadshow” on PBS. He thinks that my Riverside plane was made for them by Stanley, and it sure looks like an old Stanley to me.