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Posted on Millers Falls #18 Type 1 - help

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cjsolo

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#1 posted 06-22-2010 06:25 PM

I don’t have photos yet – I actually got the others after I got this one – my knee jerk reaction was, “don’t mess this one up. Just get a different one.” I got the other 2 for $18 and $24 – thought it was a good deal. Either that or I paid way too much for the type 1. I put a max bid at something like $92.51, not thinking it could possibly go that high. Someone must have put in $90 or so at the last second, because it was like $26 at the two second mark, then when it flipped to one second it did this wierd whitescreen pause and then said congats, you’re the winning bidder at $92.51.

The rust is superficial (electrolysis would clear it/restore it without complication), the japanning is about 95%, the tote is original (I’m pretty sure), the iron and chipbreaker are replacements (again, pretty sure), the front knob almost looks like it got broken and a different species wood was glued up and turned. I suppose it might (theoretically) be possible that it’s the same piece with heartwood and sapwood, but either way, I don’t see a possibility in it being original. The red paint on the frog is good, but not much of it left on the face of the lever cap.

If I keep it as a user, then it’ll probably get a Hock A2 for general use, and the other will get lapped and trued up along with a Hock O1 and I’ll use it as a shooting plane for guitar backs and soundboards.

Anyway, I guess if I can’t unload it for close to what I paid, then I’ll give it the ol’ electrolyte bath, followed by 5 hot oven treatments with separate coats japanning.

-- Raisin' grain with blood, sweat, and tears


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