Handplane Restoration #16: New Candidates

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 05-14-2007 12:14 AM 4767 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today is Mothers day. To cellibrate, the family and I went to the monthly antique sale. and I thought I would document the day’s find. This antique sale is fairly large and makes for a good family outing. There is a little something for everyone. I did miss one item that made me wish I had been there a little earlier. It was a large, highly figured and very beautiful lignum vitae mallet. Such is life.

I was looking for router planes and also perhaps a scrub plane to add to the set. Hopefully a Stanley 271 or a #140 if I were to get lucky. The following is what I was able to find.

Today's finds

A #71 Stanley Router Plane, a Stanley #95 RH Edge Plane, a lignum vitae mallet and a small handle for taps or similar use.

Here are some more photos

Stanley Router Plane
Stanley Router Plane
Stanley #95 RH Edge Plane
Stanley #95 Edge Plane
Stanley #95 Edge Plane
Lignum Vatae Mallet

The mallet is marked Hati on the end. I also found a nice set of trammel points that I did not take pictures of. Everyone in the family found some treasures as well. All in all not a bad day.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#1 posted 05-14-2007 02:04 AM

Good purchase. They look like users to me without any restoration. Sharpen and go.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 05-14-2007 05:41 AM

I could almost see your big smile reflecting off of the tools.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 05-14-2007 06:03 AM

Nice, and nice pix. Thanks for posting.

-- John

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#4 posted 05-14-2007 06:04 AM

Wayne -

Well, I struck out in Sisters this weekend – no tools. My son did find an old Roman coin for his collection so it wasn’t a total loss. He spent the money he earned helping to spread bark and tend the debris fires.

Looks like I will have to book an antique tool shopping trip with you! Congratulations on the new additions to your collection. Great looking tools and great photos! Thanks for sharing.


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#5 posted 05-14-2007 02:52 PM


I have some major antique/tool sale envy. Unfortunately, I have to drive a good hour over to Illinois to get to the best local once-a-month antique and tool sale.

Looks like a great Mother’s Day haul!

-- Ethan,

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#6 posted 05-17-2007 11:40 PM


Ethan, I guessing there are probably some good local areas to hunt. I was thinking of you when I saw the Mallet that sold. It was right up your alley. It went for $35. Lignum and highly figured.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 06-22-2007 09:12 AM

Wow – you were able to find some great old tools! You found a router plane! How do you do it? Any suggestions on how to track down the “right” kind of antique sales – or are they generic anitique sales put on by a big company???

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 06-22-2007 02:42 PM

I prefer Antique street sales. Local communities do them a couple of times a year. I also walk through antique stores, but most of what you see is not useable or is over priced.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 06-22-2007 03:48 PM

I don’t know how I missed this one, Wayne, but I’m currently going back to the beginning and reading through this entire series. I’ve read alot of them, but I have to go back to the beginning!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 10-24-2007 07:48 PM

Nice finds!!!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#11 posted 04-17-2012 12:54 PM

Wayne, Do you know of any tutorials on video of how to use the router plane, like how to sharpen it and how to plane with it. Where do you find cutters for these planes? Haves somes pics of a plne that belonged to my Father-in-law which I restored recently, thanks in advance.

-- Rodman

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