Made in Germany #2200 Block Plane

I picked this plane up in a flea market for $2 or $3. I bought it because I’d never seen one, and it was $2 or $3.

An little research lead me to Tillmanns & Maier in Velbert/Rhineland.

I found some info here,

A lot of what I find is in German, so I can’t read it, but its possible these may have been in ported by Jordon.

I just wiped it down with some WD-40

An finished with a coat of Fluid Film



Any additional information would be appreciated.




An Ohio Tools 019 Knuckle Block Plane

An Ohio Tools 019 Knuckle Block Plane, some before and after.

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Some Before and after pictures of a Type 2 Stanley #18

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And After


And a recent Stanley Knuckle Plane Family Shot


The Rapier Block

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This Rapier Block showed up in my shop one day, thanks to my LJ friend Poopiekat.

Rapier is an English made plane. I always thought it was a Stanley knock off, but this is a little different. The plane is much heavier than a similar Stanley. The cutter tightening nut is solid and much heavier.


The cutter (marked “Best Sheffield Tool Steel) is harder and thicker than a similar Stanley. It works extremely well.



I debated repainting this. I still may in the future. But for now, it rest along side my other block planes. At the ready, but unlikely to be uesed.

Stanley #65 type 1 restoration

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This is a recent restoration of a type 1 Stanley #65. According to Virginia Tool Works this would have been manufactured in 1898 through 1900.




Most folks are more familiar with the later type #65 with a knuckle cap and adjustable mouth.

The knuckle cap actually didn’t start until 1913.

The adjustable mouth came about in 1905.



A Stanley 9 1/2 curca 1889-1898 (type 8a)

Before. A Stanley 9 1/2 curca 1889-1898 (type 8a)


With my type 10

Restored Early Stanley 9 1/2

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A type 10 Stanley 9 1/2. I date this plane somewhere between 1898-1904.

As bought

After restoration.

Just because I thought it was cool


Here is the before.



And the after.


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Somebody put a lot of work into this block plane.

Small Scraper Plane (x 2)

Here are two small scraper planes, krenov style. The center body and rod is bloodwood on both. The one on the left has white oak sides and wedge, the one on the right has cherry sides and wedge.

They are finished with about 3 coats (so far) of Brush Oil.

I used a couple extra block plane irons I had laying around.


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I’ve already tested them out. I was adding a sole to a coffin plane out of maple. I tried my bench and low angle planes. Here was the outcome.


And After the small scrapers:


So why two? I’m not sure. It just seemed like the thing to do at the time.

My Stanley 120 restore.

More Block Plane Articles and restores.

Another block plane I think the adjuster is cool on. I believe this is a Type 2.

A Type 1 has a 5-point star cap and a raised receiver for the front knob. The front knob is made from applewood on a type 1.

I liked the bronze look so I did not repaint it.