Stanley #12 Veneer Scraper

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Stanley #12 Veener Scraper
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1872 Catalog Image of  #12 Type 1 Veneer Scraper
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Stanley #12 Blade Mark

Manufactured: 1869 to 1947
Patents: Leonard bailey's 8/7/1855 (basic design; cutter adjustment)
Dimensions: 6-1/4 inch long
Cutter: 2-7/8 inch wide
Construction: cast iron, rosewood handle
Finish: Japanned
User Info: Used for scraping fine hardwood, veneers and fancy grained wood, such as crotch walnut, curly maple, bird's-eye and burl woods. The key to successful use is in sharping the cutter. This plane can also be used to tooth a surface prior to gluing and veneering, using a 22,28 or 32 teeth per inch toothing blade. The finer the toothing cutter, the tigher the glue joint. Ground hide glue is perferred to modern glues by old time cabinetmakers.
Average Price: $45 to $125
Type 2: $50 to $150 (1875 to 1909)
Type 1: $200 to $400 (1869 to 1875)


1. Walter, John . "Antique & Collectable Stanley Tools, Guide to Identity and Value",  2nd Edition, 1996
2. The Stanley Catalog Collection, 1855 to 1898, The Astragal Press, Mendham, New Jersey
3. Smith, Roger K., Reprint of Stanley Catalog No 120 orginally issued in 1923, "Carpenters' and Mechanics Tools", The Stanley Rule and & Level Plant, The Stanley Works, New Britain, Conn., U.S.A.
4. Stanley No.  12 Veneer Scraper, Tool COllection of Gordon muster. Purchased on Ebay for $73.50