I spent part of this afternoon testing my planes to see what needed to be fixed or adjusted. Most of them are in good nick, but I've a little sharpening and sole flattening to do on a couple.
The planes at the top of the photo are, from L to R, a 16" jack plane I restored that dates to about 1893, and takes amazingly thin shavings, a 21" Stanley No, 29 that has a 1903 patent date on the blade, and a 28" jointer plane by the Ohio Tool Company that dates from 1880 to 1920.
These are from L to R, a Millers Falls block plane probably from before 1950, a new Footprint block plane, a cheap Chinese knock off that my Dad bought in the 60s, a Stanley 110 (I think) from the 60s which had its cap iron broken so I made a wedge for it, and a HD micro plane. The last two live in my apron and are used for chamfering edges and cleaning up rough spots on planks.
These are a 12" bench plane that I made from a 16" jack plane with a badly twisted sole. It dates from before 1893. A Stanely No. 5 that I have owned since it was new, about 1975 but manufactured no later than 1967. A No.5 that dates to about 1949, and a No.5 from about 1919, with a damaged frame that I am going to attempt to use as a scrub plane, and will give away as a decoration if it's not workable. A Stanley No.4 that works well, and a Canadian Tire Spokeshave. The plane on the lower step is also a No.4, made in Canada but no manufacturer's mark. I separated it because it needed sharpening.
I also have another No.5, not Stanley and made in Canada, for which I need a blade.
The two biggest planes need a little flattening on the sole, but are otherwise ready to go. I've used all of them, and sharpened every one of them after I got them. I am still a beginner in the use of planes and scrapers, but learning more and more as I go along.
Hope you enjoyed the look.