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The Siegley Collection #1: My First. The #5

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Blog entry by Don W posted 10-02-2013 07:18 PM 1249 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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All my life, through out most of my careers, my philosophy has been one of a generalist. Sort of a Jack of all trades, master of none. I like the variety and it suits m taste. My collection of hand planes carries that same eclectic foot print.

When I’m out looking for vintage tools, I’m just looking for planes. I love finding a new treasure, sometime weeks and months after its been brought home and I discover what I have.

So here is the start to my Siegley collection. It’ll start small, and grow by chance more than direction, as most of my collections started out as.

This is a Siegley #5. Probably a type 12. Made around 1900-1901

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



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JayT

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#1 posted 10-02-2013 07:23 PM

Pretty sweet, Don!

Was the finish that much worse than it looks in the before pics? Didn’t look like it would have needed stripped.

-- "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 07:29 PM

That is a great looking plane I really like the lever cap. Gorgeous wood too.

-- ~Tony

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Don W

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#3 posted 10-02-2013 07:31 PM

JayT, I originally did not intend to refinish it. I stuck it in the acid bath and almost everything from the rear tote back was bare when I took it out. I was a little disappointed.

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

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#4 posted 10-02-2013 07:46 PM

Very nice. It has an interesting frog and lever cap design.

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

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#5 posted 10-02-2013 09:30 PM

You have that one gleaming Don. I especially like your tote/knob finishing technique. You just know that when you hold it in your hands it’s going to feel soft and cuddly, like Christmas Eve dinner with the family.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#6 posted 10-03-2013 02:25 AM

I like the look, different.. good to see someone with a different idea than the lets all make it like Bailey did..
looking forward to the next piece to enter the collection.. thanks for sharing.. Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#7 posted 10-03-2013 01:42 PM

A great job on the refurb.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#8 posted 10-03-2013 04:31 PM

Nice job Don. I have a Siegley #4 that I got at an auction a while back that is in the queue for refurbishing. It’s good to have an idea what it’ll look like when I’m done!

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#9 posted 10-07-2013 02:05 PM

That is some sweet iron Don!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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