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Blog entry by PCTNWV posted 696 days ago 2905 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I managed to get access to an estate prior to it being open to the public. While I have a few hand planes I have never really managed to build a large collection. However, today this changed.

See the pics, for $200 I snagged what you see as well as a woodworking bench vise, Diston saw, shears, some clamps, chisels and a few other items.

Doing a little research I believe I got a good deal. All of them need some TLC as they have been in the shed for 20+ year unused.

Here is the list of planes:
Bailey #7
Sargent #53
Union #413
Stanley #53
Stanley #181
Stanley #71
Stanley #98
Miller Falls #56
Stanley #70

Now to figure out which one to clean up first….

-- Troy, Virginia



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ShaneA

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#1 posted 696 days ago

Looks like you are on your way to a large collection now. Congeats on the new toys, er…tools.

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Kookaburra

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#2 posted 695 days ago

for goodness sake, what is this world coming to with double postings and all?

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Kookaburra

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#3 posted 695 days ago

I am not seeing any pictures. Is it just me?

ETA: Pictures came up just as I posted.

Looks like you have quite a haul there, plus a lot of work to do. I have a marking gauge exactly like the one in the bottom photo.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Don W

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#4 posted 695 days ago

Great score. That’s a great set of tools.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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GrandpaLen

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#5 posted 695 days ago

Nice Find.

Looks like a ‘new’ or expanded tool cabinet may be in your future. :-)

Which comes first, the referb or the cabinet?

Work Safley and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 695 days ago

Killer score … looks like you got the tough ones out of the way. Especially tough to find in the wild. Evaporust is your friend.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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PCTNWV

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#7 posted 695 days ago

Len,
Not sure which will be first…. figure it will take a while to rehab them all… so the cabinet will probably get finished first.
Either way it will be a lot of fun.

-- Troy, Virginia

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PCTNWV

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#8 posted 695 days ago

Shane / Don,

Thanks looking forward to getting them back in working condition.

-- Troy, Virginia

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PCTNWV

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#9 posted 695 days ago

Chris,

Yeah looking into the evaporust and have been reading about how to use. Any pointers are appreciated.

-- Troy, Virginia

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