That’s great info! And exactly what I was looking for. I will see if I can load some pictures.
As I said before, I’ve got a Stanley 29, which is 20″ long and has a 2 3/8 blade. Right now I’m still working on the iron, but every thing appears to be in pretty good shape. The bottom needs flattening, but the wood is in good condition. The one big issue that it has is that someone cut the lateral adjuster in half. It looks like they dropped the plane and bent it, and couldn’t get it perfectly straight again, so they just chopped in right between the “T” and the “A” where STANLEY was stamped into the adjuster.
The whole reason that I’m trying to transitionals is because I’m sick and tired of trying to flatten the soles on all these metals planes. I can’t afford a premium plane, and I bet I’ve spent a hundred hours lapping the ones I’ve dug up. And now I’ve moved, and I’m having a really hard time finding a flat surface to set my glass on. I made a significant belly on a nice Miller Falls 14 because I didn’t realize that my glass was flexing when I set in on my kitchen counter. So if you’ve got any suggestions on that I would love to hear them!