The joys of rust hunting #4: Show off your latest find(s)

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Blog entry by Don W posted 76 days ago 3861 reads 3 times favorited 224 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m not sure if this has been done before, but here is a spot to show off your latest acquisitions. Whether its a flea market , garage sale or yard sale or craig list find, show it off.

A 12 1/2 base with a Sargent #42 like new cutter

A type 2 Sargent 307

A cool infill (rosewood and steel)

And a Sargent made 3409 branded as Marshall Wells Hardware. (I need to research this a little more)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 76 days ago

Let me be the first to say YOU SUCK , I got vilch this weekend.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#2 posted 76 days ago

Well, thanks Don, now I know where that Zenith plane blade I have is from and a couple other things with the same mark AND…where the number three size plane that was my grandfathers came from, it’s a Northern King..just never got around to following up on the marks.
Oh, and I got nadda this week either..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#3 posted 76 days ago

Nice work, Don! Love the 307, and that infill…

You want some H.Mahogany for that 12 1/2? :)

Been dreaming of rust hunting…but got enough rusty Agricultural crap around the place already! Cannot wait to leave the South…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 76 days ago

Don you are the king of rust hunting

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#5 posted 76 days ago

Some kool stuff added to the pile this week:

Millers Falls #248 Push-Drill/Driver swapped for a Proto tool box

Bedrock #605

Union #30 Transitional

Emmerlich ECE Euro plane From a Mennonite Thrift store

Stanley Liberty Bell #122

Hey, Don... Are we supposed to divulge the prices paid?

Oh, yeah… the Dunlap #3 and Stanley #120, That arrived earlier in the week without any packaging material….

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 75 days ago

$10 12” walker turner bandsaw! Garage sale runs

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 75 days ago

Geeze Mike that’s a big YOU SUCK !!

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#8 posted 75 days ago

poopiekatI I thought I posted this earlier. Prices are up to you. I picked up a nice #122 as well. I paid about $20 for mine.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#9 posted 75 days ago

Wow, Mike. Beautiful W-T bandsaw, and a gigantic “you suck” for dropping only a Hamilton for it.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#10 posted 75 days ago

+1 on the you suck Mike!! The motor is a monster. I love It!

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#11 posted 75 days ago

Picked these up over the last couple of weeks…

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#12 posted 75 days ago

I finally got to have a few quick rust hunts over the last few weeks. Found a Canadian made Stanley No 4 with a rusty SW iron, a No 6, and what I think is a type 12 No 7. Also picked up a Stanley Everlasing chisel with SW markings on it.

The planes…

No 4: $5

Paid $25 for the No 6. More pics to come later.

A few details of the No 7…

If you look close, you might be able to just make out the point of the heart logo…

Iron seems to be bent :( Can that be fixed by a n00b like me or should I replace it? Also, it only measures 2 1/4, possibly the original was replaced by an iron from an old 5 1/2?

Tote needs some love…

Was $35 too much to pay for that?

Here’s the chisel…$15

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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#13 posted 75 days ago

I picked this up a couple of weeks ago for $120.00. As far as I can tell it has never been used. Now if I could only find some time to play with it.

-- Some rescue cats, some rescue dogs. I rescue tools. Feel free to send me any tools you cannot take care of or don’t want and I will foster them until I find a good home for them.

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#14 posted 75 days ago

Vintage Brass side rebate planes for L & R hand use ( Pair ).

Could not resist these handmade tools, they are so beautiful.
Now I need to set them up, so they can become usefull also. ;-)
Life is too short for ugly tools.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 74 days ago

those side rebates are sweet!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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