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Old Sargent Planes #8: A Sargent #5418 ready for Service.

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Blog entry by Don W posted 09-02-2014 11:56 AM 1398 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: A type 1 #414 restored. Part 8 of Old Sargent Planes series Part 9: No its not a Sargent 5409, but the other one? »

In between getting a bunch of new old planes ready for resale I decided to resurrect this Sargent #5418.

This was one of those impulse buys. It was just a base and frog that had already been refinished. Anything in the #5400 series is fairly scarce, so I snapped it up.

This one has the 2 piece adjuster. I remade the tote from a piece of Honduras Rosewood.

Unfortunately the cutter is not the right vintage. It’s a bit newer than the plane itself.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.



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terryR

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 01:14 PM

Nice job on the tote, Don, it matches the knob very well. In fact, the entire plane shines like $500-700! :)

Excellent restore. Good luck on the original cutter replacement!

So glad the 54xx series hasn’t bit me yet…but after ONE more Auto-Set, and a few Sargent trannies, I may be ready for the big time!

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

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Don W

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 01:21 PM

Terry, is the Sargent trannie’s a complete set of twisted lat’s? Since I’ve starte4d actually looking for them, I can’t find them.

The complete set of Auto sets is pretty impressive to.

The nice thing about the #5400 series is not to many people know about them and just sell them as good old Sargents. Sometimes they don’t even know they are sergeants!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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terryR

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 01:44 PM

Don, I’ll have to check the trannies in my shop, but 6 of 8 in the house have twisted lats and horseshoe shaped mechanism below that (type 1’s?). I will try to focus on more of those as you are, too. Still need to get a copy of Excel to keep up with details…

Hmmm…maybe I’ll casually look into the 5400’s?

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

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 02:43 PM

Beautiful restoration job! Kudos!

-- Ed

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#5 posted 09-08-2014 04:07 PM

That tote is gorgeous Don.

-- ~Tony

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Don W

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#6 posted 09-08-2014 05:13 PM

Thanks everyone!!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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