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#1 posted 03-23-2011 06:58 PM

I’m looking at a #7 jointer on eBay that uses the same blade as my foreplane and thus, would be a bit more useful to me in the shop (e.g. I could swap out the Hock blade I have as needed, without having to buy another one). It is an early plane and “may” have some collectible value but definitely in need of refurbishing.

FWIW, I do NOT believe in the “untouched condition” collectibles. That is too much like trying to sell a 1957 Chevy “untouched, never washed, never waxed, never cleaned, and has ALL of it’s original motor oil, etc…” Even painting artwork, when it has damage to its paint, has acceptable “restoration” that includes replacing the missing paint to fill cracks/holes and such. So getting me to believe that it is wrong to replace/fix the paint/japanning on a rare hand plane will not happen in my life. It is a tool that should be KEPT in good order, and that means more than sharpening the blade. Whew!...and that was my soapbox.

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