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Handplanes of your dreams

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#151 posted 05-23-2011 07:04 PM

Laugh guys!
No please do not feel sorry, I will just drown in planes as you laugh at me…
Collector not greedy Andy.
Yes I found a guy who sold a pair and was willing to give a fair postage form UK. the postage is half the price for me here in Denmark, and I have never seen them for sale in DK… I was just looking for the 4 1/2 but this offer was tooooooooooo good.
Best thoughts and a big smile, really big this time,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#152 posted 05-23-2011 07:06 PM

Andy there are quite a handful of 4 1/2for sale now on E-bay UK, so it is these days if you want to make a deal.
And guys you can laugh when I restore them, I will sweat for these.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#153 posted 05-23-2011 07:23 PM

No one has ever accused you of being unlucky in vintage tool finding, Mads. I’m happy for this new pair to be entering your shop, to be joined by a host of marvelous tools.

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

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#154 posted 05-23-2011 07:31 PM

Ok guys now you may laugh again.
I just bought one more no 4 1/2 !!!!!
Yes….
It was at a price where I thought it would be sold so I was sure i did not get it…
I did…
So now I have to fix it when it arrives and sell it in the danish E-bay (I’m sure I can make a fair price).
This is so stupid!!!
Andy now you can call me greedy.
I laugh and laugh again,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#155 posted 05-23-2011 07:33 PM

You’re going to fix it, THEN sell it on Danish E-bay. Let’s calculate shipping to West Virginia before you do that!

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

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#156 posted 05-23-2011 07:40 PM

I’ll try and check this Al, but first I have to see them, and I think it is not possible, since the shipping is so dam expensive here in the North. I’ll let you know.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#157 posted 05-23-2011 07:41 PM

Awesome. If it shows up with a blue base and black handle, we both know its fate.

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

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#158 posted 05-23-2011 07:43 PM

Laugh, as long as it aint pink!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#159 posted 05-23-2011 07:45 PM

Pink hand planes are terrible!

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

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#160 posted 05-23-2011 07:56 PM

Not exactly “of your dreams” but I know you guys need a daily dose of shavings. I found this pic while searching for a “woodworking related” pic, so I could post in Superstretch’s music thread

That’s fiddleback maple.

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

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#161 posted 05-23-2011 07:58 PM

You guys kill me. :-) But it won’t be going anywhere if the Icelandic ash clouds drift your way Mads.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#162 posted 05-23-2011 08:01 PM

Or yellow!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#163 posted 05-23-2011 08:02 PM

Andy that was a wonderful little nail in my chest – tool chest.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#164 posted 05-23-2011 08:40 PM

Mads, I’m staying well away from eBay at the moment until my wallet recovers and my wife starts talking to me again. Now I’ve finished restoring those saws, I have a Stanley No.7 Bedrock, a No.6 and two No.5s waiting for my attention. After that I have two Millers Falls hand drills to bring back to life. I’m not looking for a No.4 1/2 though because I’m already sorted. :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#165 posted 05-23-2011 08:41 PM

Nice plane, Brit. I’d still rather have that 607:)

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

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#166 posted 05-23-2011 09:20 PM

Andy it’s a beauty congrat, I will buy the yellow one form E-bay and trade you for that bronze baby, just to be kind to you ofcourse, please just say when… I paied 1/8 of the price for your LN so yes I understand your wifes worries, and I have six more to go then before you are really allowed to call me greedy… (ok I know you have been in my workshop so I can’t hide for you) lol. Glad my Caroline is all the way in Paris sometimes, even she bring often packs of strange old tools for me from her work since I use that adress for the shipping (yes I’m a lucky guy I know).
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#167 posted 05-23-2011 10:00 PM

Any plane would consider itself lucky to end up in your workshop Mads.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#168 posted 05-23-2011 10:12 PM

Big smile my dear Andy.
Life is sweet yes?

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#169 posted 05-24-2011 12:08 AM

guy´s you are killing me
here I take my well needed butysleep and go to work
come home and had to make some work in the kitchengarden , 1½ hour in the shop
and you have turned this in to a marthon read and drooling ….not nice of you :-)

Mads the yellow plane is just the right one to have as the exstra in the tooltote
if you want to work outside you just place it 2 yards away from you in the summer
and it will attrack all the flying bugs …. LOL

Dennis

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#170 posted 05-24-2011 12:15 AM

I needed to go get sunglasses after viewing Mads yellow plane. I’ve got a 608 that needs a little tuning since we are sharing.

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

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#171 posted 05-24-2011 12:32 AM

the 608 is the star of the arsenal. I’ve got but a lowly #8 and another under construction. Speaking of which, perhaps it will get some attention tonight.

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

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#172 posted 05-24-2011 12:35 AM

I’ve still got several to working on and a bunch of sharpening to get done. This is after I recover my shop from household stuff being dumped out there and a daughter storing a bunch of her stuff out there. All of which is waiting on my #%##@ leg. Probably get to doing some carving before I get to any more plane restorations.

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

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#173 posted 05-24-2011 02:08 AM

Tomorrow I’ll start blogging on my Div mini plane class, I have been able to work a little on this today.
I am making a low angel shoulderplane (Krenov style).
It’s the same princip as the plane I made for the bucket class with Mike.
Then you will be blue from envy! (or just make one your self after – laugh).
Now it’s two at night here so I’ll go to bed, I have to get my daughter up at seven.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#174 posted 05-24-2011 02:55 AM

I can’t wait to see all of your planes. Knowing you all, there is a long road ahead of great reading and sharing. Please do post your pimped out planes.

As for me I am working on my 5 1/2 c. It arrived and needed some work on the frog and advance screw. I also ordered the new blade from veritas so it should all come together this weekend.

best

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#175 posted 05-24-2011 04:35 AM

Chelios, the 5.5 is a gem, especially in c, which I prefer. I spent the evening cleaning the shop in preparation for my shoulder build. Once I tackle this one, having now met a couple of plane building masters (you all know who they are, so I won’t name names), I want to set my sights on a skew. I’m no math major, so the vision is terrifying. But I get ahead of myself…this is going to be a master class to remember. I can’t wait to construct a folder of the output. After seeing div’s carriage for the first time, I am but a humble servant.

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

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#176 posted 05-24-2011 05:09 AM

Looking forward to some photos Chelios. That looked like a real nice plane.

Any thoughts about getting any floats Al?

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

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#177 posted 05-24-2011 08:18 AM

Yes Chelios we want pictures when you are there the only C I have is a four.
If you are curious most of my hand planes can be seen in my wine box cabinets that are in the projects http://lumberjocks.com/projects/29996 . I actually did not buy to collect, I bought my planes out of interest to find out what they can and the difference between kinds, so I never care if it was a old Stanley or Record since I feel the quality are the same, and I tend to under clean up, rather than over, since I love patina but not rust and dirt. There has come some more wooden planes especially since the cabinets was made, I have bought English, German and French wood planes to try the difference I will make a blog one day on my feelings about this. And now some 4 1/2 and a 5 1/2 after the talk here. I have only few doubles the 4 I have with and without C sole and don’t think there is really a difference, so I set the blades up with a high and a low bevel. And two Record 50 this is because I got one free and then have permanently a tongue Iron in one and a groove in the other (lazy I am). Two scarpers 80 also set with different burs. Ohh yes and a handful of the little 101’s where not two are the same, but this is just for fun and I set these up also with different bevel, but hardly ever use any of them after I got the little Veritas apron plane. I think there are a few more doubles and some in my ‘box of I don’t know what’ that are waiting for a sweet hand or to be converted.
My ohhh you got me started there, this is a subject I find interesting, but I like much more to play with them and to compare one to another, this is where the fun really begin for me since I am a real curious child.
Big smile,
Mads

Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#178 posted 05-24-2011 02:13 PM

Wayne, a set of floats is definitely in my future. I read that mastering wooden plane book, searched for some floats, got distracted, and never bought them.

Mads, I like tiny 101, 102, 103 too. I just like them all!

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

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#179 posted 05-24-2011 04:18 PM

LN has a set of floats. Not cheap. : ^ )

Mads, I’m with you my wide selection of planes is more of an exploration and search for understanding than a collection.

Delima

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

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#180 posted 05-24-2011 04:33 PM

Nice picture Wayne. It’s true we are all searching for a bit more understanding. And each of these tools offers yet another lesson (or several)

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#181 posted 05-24-2011 06:08 PM

Wayne, I like that you’ve got both the big guys and the little guys. I’m envious of that double-side. I see that LN has crept into your collection in the smaller benches. Is that LN knuckle block a skew? If so, I’ve got one on my Amazon wishlist and a birthday coming up; I hope my family is watching. I think my next new plane might be the LN low jointer (http://www.lie-nielsen.com/catalog.php?sku=7_5). At $350, I think that’s very reasonable (not that I’m happy about paying it). I’ll continue my search for the #62 but I can’t seem to make any headway. I just spotted the 4.5 with a Hock set…nice.

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

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#182 posted 05-24-2011 07:50 PM

Wayne, I love that ATM brochurte under the table, and yes the planes also! It’s a wonderful bunch, with different lifes and different stories, you know how I love this. You need a cabinet!
I’ll cross my fingers Bertha.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#183 posted 05-24-2011 07:58 PM

My dream plane is anything at a flee market cheap and restorable. The worse shape the better. It’s just not any fun if its easy.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#184 posted 05-24-2011 09:19 PM

I do what you do, DW. I’ll look at the rustiest plane on Ebay because I figure no one is willing to put forth the effort. I built an electrolysis tank, so bring on the rusties!

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

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#185 posted 05-25-2011 12:49 AM

I found a 110 that was so rusty, I had a hell of a time getting apart. I got it apart, de-rusted, polished up, sharpened, and went to put it back together and realized the adjustment nut that holds the iron cap and blade was missing. Uggghh. I just won the bid on a bunch of plane parts that happen to have one in the pile. Way to much work for a $15 plane (that I already have several of).

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#186 posted 05-25-2011 01:07 AM

Mads, Yes a cabinet is in order. Way over due. I really need to rework the walls of my shop and rearrange everything to make room for it.

Al, The photo above was taken quite a while ago. The number of planes has grown quite a bit. The LN in the photo is a 60.5. I also have the 9 1/2. But no skew yet. Still looking for an old Stanley 140. I also have a LN 62 and because of that think you would like the jointer.

Small Planes

DW, I’m getting pretty picky in what I bring home. Try to avoid the stuff that would be a lot of work unless it is unusual or a special interest plane.

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

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#187 posted 05-25-2011 01:28 AM

I can be picky when I’m paying for it. If its free, or in a pile of stuff, my theory is “parts are parts”.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#188 posted 05-25-2011 02:57 AM

I agree you can never have enough parts. It is easy to get overrun with all the planes out there. Never met one I did not like…lol Just saying I had to establish limits.

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#189 posted 05-25-2011 03:49 AM

I’ve got my eyes set on a 5 1/2 for 35.00 that coulld stand to have the tote replaced and a bedrock 606 for 85.00, just waiting till sun when they will be 20% off for the memorial day sale. Also had the wife tell that a parishioner that’s moving wants to drop off 2-3 planes on Sun, he doesn’t know what kind since they were passed down to him except one is a “box jointer” and he held his hands wide at the same time he said it. I’m hoping for an 8 but will happily take a 7 since I have neither.

My favorite is the one that works best at the moment.

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#190 posted 05-25-2011 04:02 AM

Very nice Derosa. Is the 606 one with square sides?

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#191 posted 05-25-2011 04:10 AM

Derosa, if you can score a 606 for $85, jump! I’m jealous. Wayne, I’m fascinated by skews and I’ve bidded out on several 140’s. I’ll probably just go LN. Speaking of which (stream of consciousness) I hope this doesn’t offend anyone (especially you, Wayne), but I feel like I’m “giving up” when I buy a LN Stanley “replica”. They’re outstanding tools, no one can really offer a genuine, fact-based argument against that (and the bronzes are centerfold material). I just want the old stuff!

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

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#192 posted 05-25-2011 04:53 AM

In general it gets to a point where if the Stanley and a good blade costs as much or more than a LN, I buy the LN. If I can find good working planes for an affordable price I buy them and restore. E.g. my 608 at $150 is a bargin compared to an LN jointer.

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

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#193 posted 05-25-2011 05:04 AM

I hear you, Wayne. I’m a Stanley guy through and through, but let’s be totally honest about it…in terms of quality, the LN is right there, if not better (I’m looking for lightning bolts). It’s the lore I seek:) I actually think some of the BIG LN’s are pretty reasonably priced, especially the blocks on steroids (bevel ups). You’re right, though, the conventional big bedrocks with the LN label are a bit on the high side, but not totally ridiculous. When they come out with an all bronze 608, I’m in for a grand, without a second thought.

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

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#194 posted 05-25-2011 05:37 AM

Anyone know anything about this fulton number 3 size, got it off eBay for 15 bucks, I haven’t tuned it up yet, but boy I’ll tell you it seems like a very solid little plane,. Not a spot of rust on the plane itself, only the cap Iron and blade, I really like the feel of it, you can see in the picture how heavy the casting is. There isn’t much information online about these

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#195 posted 05-25-2011 05:41 AM

I think you got it for a fair price. Sharpen it up and give it a go…

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

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#196 posted 05-25-2011 06:15 AM

This is the Hand Plane Forum now, Right ??
I watched, and bid on, quite a few Stanley # 7’s before I finally snagged this one for $40
I haven’t checked on the type yet, only thing I cleaned up so far was the lever cap.
Some of you guys here know a lot more about planes than I do.
What do you think about this one.

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#197 posted 05-25-2011 06:22 AM

Looks like a good usable plane. Type 9 or 10?

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#198 posted 05-25-2011 06:36 AM

Some people say it is unnecessary to lap the sole on a jointer plane.
What do you guys think ??

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#199 posted 05-25-2011 06:47 AM

is it warped or out of square?

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#200 posted 05-25-2011 09:07 AM

Wou this blog will make LJ history!
Nice planes E J I think it is worth lapping any plane, if not for any other reason, then just for your own joy of knowing it’s smooth and with a little wax will dance on the wood. But if lazy check if it’s flat enough for your standard.
Garage, yes it gives a joy to make tools I follow you.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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