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Blog entry by jsegs posted 1201 days ago 1001 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey guys, just picked up this at a yard sale. I have no idea how much its worth. Any info would be greatly appreciated.



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WayneC

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#1 posted 1201 days ago

Any photos? With out any photo there would be lots of questions….

General condition? High front knob or low front Knob? Any patent dates? Is it complete? Rust? How much Japanning? lol…. You get the idea.

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#2 posted 1201 days ago

sorry, just added pics.

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#3 posted 1201 days ago

I bought mine at a yard sale, also. Paid $15.00.
One like new (mine isn’t) is selling for around $120 on ebay.
Yours looks to be in about the same condition as mine. I’d guess it would bring $70 or $80.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 1201 days ago

It is a nice little plane. I was thinking about $65 after looking at the photos… Perhaps a bit more to collectors if you listed it on eBay. What is the patent date in front of the tote? It is not readable in the photo. Also this is a 3C for the corrigated bottom. Also the condition is very good. If your going to sell it or use it for that matter, I would not “restore” it.

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

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#5 posted 1201 days ago

I bought mine at an antique shop and paid $25.00 for mine. Looks like you grabbed yourself a beauty. What did you pay for it?

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 1201 days ago

It is a nice one. I suggest you use it. I agree that it will get you a few bucks on ebay but in mho you would have more by keeping it than by pocketing a 50.

best

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#7 posted 1201 days ago

Chelios—He bought it at a yard sale he is not selling it

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 1199 days ago

Jsegs google stanley blood and gore It is a very good reference.

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

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#9 posted 1199 days ago

good news then. I paid about $30 for this and it seems that by most of your comments that I got a decent deal. The guy I bought it from had about 15-20 different planers, all for sale. Are there any particular attributes that make them more valuable or not? He had a few Keen’s and a few wooden Stanley’s as well. I know he had a No 8, 7, a couple 5s, a 4, a couple more 3s, and a few others.

Wayne – I do not see a patent date on it at all, but will have to check again when I get home. Any idea just by the features (high front knob, with the insert ring on the bottom and the corrugation) on the year of this piece?

Superdav – I checked that site out. Very very informative.

Thanks again for your comments.

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