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Project by TungOilTim posted 03-12-2010 06:35 AM 2442 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just bought all of these from the flea market for a real reasonable price and thought i’d like to share them with you. The first plane is a Stanley 60 1/2, the second plane is a Stanley 9 1/4, and the third is a Starrett slide square. I cleaned all of them off a little bit with some RustFree and some steel wool, and lapped the soles of the smoothing planes. I’m not sure I’ll do too much else with them, as I kind of like the old look. All I have left to do is sharpen the blades. Hope you enjoy.

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 06:53 AM

Nice score. The old Stanley block planes are some of the best and will last a long time.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#2 posted 03-12-2010 07:08 AM

Happy for you a good find.

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#3 posted 03-12-2010 07:29 AM

Those look like they were in pretty good condition! Nice find.

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#4 posted 03-12-2010 07:59 AM

Exactly the kind and condition of block planes I look for. Outstanding. The square is nice as well.

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

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#5 posted 03-12-2010 02:11 PM

That Starret Square is probably the most valuable item of all. The 6” double squares are hard to come by.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#6 posted 03-12-2010 07:27 PM

Great Score, Flea Markets always have some great items

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 03-13-2010 03:05 AM

Nice score. I find that the 6” squares are just the right size to keep on a bench top, and fit nicely in a tool pouch.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#8 posted 07-23-2018 01:03 PM

You sure did get lucky on this find. Congratulations!

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#9 posted 07-24-2018 12:10 AM

Great finds. Less than 10$ apiece would be fantastic.

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#10 posted 07-24-2018 06:02 PM

Wonder what he’s done with those “smoothing planes” over the past eight+ years?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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