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Project by DMC1903 posted 05-02-2014 07:49 PM 1709 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have slide down the hand plane rabbit hole, $40, for all four planes
They are a Older Stanley/Bailey #4,5, granted they will need some work. The blades and hocks are in good shape, bottoms have a little rust
Looking forward to using them.

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#1 posted 05-02-2014 07:52 PM

I’m so sorry to hear that; I just fell down the rabbit hole too. Picked up an old #7 and started refinishing it this week!

-- -MDWhite

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#2 posted 05-02-2014 07:58 PM

Hocks? as in Hock blades.

BTW you suck..

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 05-02-2014 08:13 PM

I meant to say was the sole has a little rust, lever cap and iron cap looks fine
The mouth is in good shape, blades have no chips or gouges, corners are rounded…
Just needs to be cleaned and tuned
Looking forward to restoring them.

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#4 posted 05-02-2014 08:32 PM

They look pretty nice. :)

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

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#5 posted 05-02-2014 09:11 PM

Only $40 bucks! Great score! Even though your good fortune will make lots of us jealous.

I’ve had some good hand plane fortune myself in the past few months, though. In December I won a new Veritas #4 in a raffle! It’s very nice.

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#6 posted 05-02-2014 09:31 PM

Awe dang at first I thought you were selling them! Nice find!

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#7 posted 05-02-2014 09:38 PM


-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#8 posted 05-03-2014 02:32 AM

Anxiously awaiting fluffy chips where appropriate. They are getting harder to find in decent condition. Have found a few iron planes, none to this date work as well as the woodies. I have one Japanese smoother my first new plane that astounds me. Working right out of the box ( d* sharp)!

Woodies are my weakness, have my Great Grandfather’s set. He had only three, 8” smoother, 30” jointer, and 15” jack (or scrub plane). He had extra blades for all, so as not have to sharpen on the job!

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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