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Another "junk" Stanley #5 made usable.

10-30-2013 11:40 PM by JohnnyB | 9 comments »

At my favorite local junktique store, I saw a badly rusted Stanley #5 jack plane. It looked complete and free of major chips or cracks except for the broken tote, and it had the hard rubber adjustment knob, which probably makes it a Type 17. I was tempted, but I didn’t really need another jack plane. “Need”, however, is such an indefinite concept. A few weeks later, I decided to check whether the plane was still in the store. It was, and I bought it for $10. Here are two pictures of it in as-bought condition. http://www.flickr.com/photos/107170150@N03/10581970135/http://www.flickr.com/photos/107170150@N03/10582045166/ Part of what attracted me to this plane was cur...

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