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#1 posted 08-02-2012 02:55 PM

Well, jack, jointer, and smoother.
The infill will be the best smoother around, assuming it’s complete and not jacked up. A lot of guys that know what they’re doing like the Miller’s Falls smoother. I might buy that one anyway b/c I can see them becoming even more desirable/expensive in the near future. There’s at least one Stanley #4 on that bookcase. Pick one with a keyhole shaped (not kidney bean shaped) lever cap, with a lateral adjuster, and three patent dates behind the frog. That’ll give you a good chance of finding a quality type without bringing a dang computer with you.
The jack. It looks like there might be a couple of #6 foreplanes in there. If you’ve already got a #5, then the #6 might be a real addition to your collection. Use the same dating criteria above.
The jointer. It’s hard for me to tell what’s on the bottom shelf alongside all those blocks. It like of looks like a #7 but I can’t be sure. The #7 is a pretty standard jointer. You might like a #8 a bit better but the #7 will find plenty of use in your shop. Use the same dating above.
Don’t forget to check on the price of that infill and the bullnose up top as well:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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