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Not much of a workshop at the moment. We are renting a house while we build our new place is being built. As you can see I like older hand tools, mainly planes. My preferences is for American Stanleys and English infills. Highlights of my collection are an early number 4c; a 607c; a type 3 numer 6; an early number 2; a 112 scaper plane (which needs a blade); two Norris A5 smoothers; a Norris A1 panel plane; a Spiers parallel smoother in need of some work; a Record 073 shoulder plane; a 605 and a Lie Nielsen 604. Most are in good condition and just need a sharpen and tune.

I also have a few needing a reasonable amount of input to get up to speed including a Stanley 10 rebate plane, a Stanley 5 1/2 and a suspected early Norris parallel smoother which has had the infill replaced with what looks like stained pine and looks very cheap and nasty. I also have an early number 7 which unfortunately has gone through a restoration and needs a de-restoration (if that is possible!!).

I subscribe to Fine Woodworking and have a few books – Garrett Hack’s books are a great source of info as are Lon Scheinling’s Workbench book.

-- John


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Karson

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#1 posted 1861 days ago

That’s a great looking plane collection. Are you on a houseboat. It looks like your pretty close to some water.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1861 days ago

This is a wonderful collection of hand tools. I have a great deal of admiration and respect for those who choose to follow a traditional approach to woodworking.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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johnnz

5 posts in 1975 days


#3 posted 1861 days ago

Hi Karson, no we are definetly on dry land. We look out over the Tasman sea between New Zealand and Australia. Thanks for your comments. regards, John.

-- John

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johnnz

5 posts in 1975 days


#4 posted 1861 days ago

Thanks Scott.

-- John

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kiwi1969

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#5 posted 1861 days ago

Nice to see another kiwi on the site. I lived in motueka for a while working the orchards back in the late eighties. Now i,m adrift in the Philippines. Nice collection of tools, wish i could get them here.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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kiwichippie

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#6 posted 305 days ago

Some serious plane envy going on here mate. Trademe purchases?

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