So I found a C/L post or the sale of 7 hand planes. The only one I was interested in was a Stanley #7, so I inquired. The seller said he wanted $110 for all of them. Hmmmmm, I thought. If I could get him down some more that’d mean I’d pay a little more than $10 per plane. I could restore them, remove all the rust, sharpen the irons, etc. and sell em each for $25 or more. Except the #7….I want to keep that one.
So I offered $80, citing the amount of rust removal, etc. required. The guy quickly said, Ok…I just want to get rid of them. Then he asked if I was in to molding planes. I said certainly. He excused himself from the room and brought this back:
A Stanley #55….with 37 cutters! I didn’t know much about that plane, let alone how to work all the adjustments so I told him I’d have to learn more about the tool and I’ll get back to him. I offered $75 and I’m wainting for a reply.
So in the mean time I’m mixing up an electrolysis bath for the big box of planes and gonna let em cook.
Stay tuned for progress and end results.
-- Just a man with his chisel.........