Yes i said turds .. thats hows this mini adventure started. My mother called me saying she had water in the basement, ill be over first thing in the mornin i tell her. Its probably just ground water, 3 inches of rain in 2 days might do that. Poking around the basement nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary until the washing machine kicked on .. hmm that puddle looks bigger .. why is there flowing water under the sink … (pull sink an inch) ... ahhh toiler paper and turd!!! I quickly search for that bag of rags … there they are … what what what is that?
A stanley bailey #5 … early one too,, low knob. Score!
It looks like its been repaired with some sort of weld, hopefully not beyond good function.
And right next to it a Sargent VBM #3411 transitional plane!!
Now i dont know much about transitional planes or sargents for that matter but i really like the look and feel of this plane.
Its funny i had a neighbor tell me that every once in a while you gotta eat a teaspoon of sh%* to get ahead. I couldnt have put it any better Joe!
-- "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