I recently put an ad in the local buy and sell looking for rusty old handplanes to restore. Didn’t get many replies but I did get one from a man who’s brother was a carpenter and had passed away and was looking for the right person to pass his tools on to. I drove up there this last weekend to pick them up. I paid him $200 cash and gave him a little chopping board.
1 x Millers Falls #74 Miter Box with all the parts as well as two Disston 28” Backsaws (8 and 12 tpi) In a custom case.
2 x Stanley #45 with one box of cutters, one is a type three and the other is later but missing the fence.
9 x Various Braces and Hand drills and Auger Bits.
1 x Bailey #4 with a broken horn on the handle
1 x Millers Falls #8c (Stanley #3 equiv.)
1 x Millers Falls #9 (Stanley #4 equiv.)
1 x Stanley #113 Compass Plane that probably isn’t worth reconditioning.
8 x Stanley Block Planes, some have been custom fitted with brass sides.
1 x Unlabelled #4
1 x Cabinet Makers Plane with a custom bone handle.
2 x Stanley Rabbet Planes (One is shorter)
1 x Stanley Scraper Handle
1 x Mystery Dovetail Saw
2 x Stanley Butt Gauges.
1 x Set of Sandevik plastic handled chisels (Hello jobsite)
1×2” Socket Handled Chisel
1 x Small Bullnose plane.
Some squares of dubious accuracy.
A 6/4 12” wide 60” long piece of oak.
And a Skillsaw wormdrive saw from the 50’s or 60’s in good working order (Very Heavy!)
And a few other bits and pieces.
I will be restoring the salvageable items over the next while and posting before and after pics of some as I go. Here are some pics of the MF#8 restored next to the MF #9 which is in similar condition to the #8 before I started
The No 8 Restored (For now until I can find/make replacement tote/knob)
The No 9 In waiting.
And it makes shavings!
Needless to say I am pretty happy with my haul and excited to get these tools into working order and making beautiful things!
Thanks for looking.
-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.