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Bertha

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

Well, jack, jointer, and smoother.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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