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Planes

by krisrimes
posted 04-29-2012 09:31 PM


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Loren

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#1 posted 04-29-2012 09:40 PM

If you are close, it’s a pretty good deal. The planes need
some work, but they will serve you well and have good
resale value.

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#2 posted 04-29-2012 09:40 PM

I’m far from an expert but I would say in my area that might be about right or a little below market cost. It seems many folks prefer Stanley verses Record planes.

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#3 posted 04-29-2012 09:55 PM

Hell yeah!

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#4 posted 04-29-2012 10:39 PM

Old Record planes are great.The house brand planes are great bargains. Overall, I would say you would be making a good deal at twice that if you are going to not have to pay shipping.

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krisrimes

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 12:16 AM

I appreciate all of the input. I have sent off the email now I just have to wait and see if they have been sold or not. I am very curious to see if I have the patience to use them or not. I have always admired those who can slow down and enjoy the build.

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#6 posted 04-30-2012 12:24 AM

I would grab them!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 04-30-2012 01:02 AM

In my experience, the only person who puts a disclaimer in a craigslist ad that says “I am not expert, these may not be what’s in those articles” is a guy who knows darn well they are not the same planes. Get some photos, and do some research before you drive very far…

Good used hand planes are easy to find. If these are a good deal once you see them, great. But don’t be too quick to buy a set of door stops. There are lots more out there!

With that said, I just emailed the guy and offered him $101. (Just kidding)

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Loren

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#8 posted 04-30-2012 01:45 AM

Record castings tend to be a bit heavier than the USA made
Baileys. The English made Baileys have castings of similar
weight.

I’ve owned several Record planes and they were a bit better
in terms of quality and finishing than the Baileys in my opinion.
I’ve never owned the Record bench planes though. The
Record stuff is pretty much copied from Stanley and Preston
designs, and done well.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#9 posted 04-30-2012 11:42 AM

I’d buy them for $100 in a heartbeat.

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

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#10 posted 04-30-2012 11:46 AM

Looks like a great deal for a $100. Just the Record 4-1/2 & 5-1/2 planes are worth the asking price….the others are free.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Bill White

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#11 posted 04-30-2012 01:22 PM

Stumpy is just a BAD BOY.
Hope the planes work out for ya. They are a bargain.
Now you’re gonna spend the rest of your fortune buyin’ more planes (like Stumpy).
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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krisrimes

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#12 posted 04-30-2012 01:26 PM

I am still waiting patiently for a reply to my email. I appreciate all of the feedback.

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krisrimes

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#13 posted 05-01-2012 06:48 PM

Well it appears that I am not going to hear back from whoever it is that has the planes listed. I am not sure as to what is going on with people selling things on craigslist. The last 4 or 5 times I have tried to contact folks through email I have received 0 responses. I am starting to think that maybe I am doing something wrong. I always try to make it a point when I list things for sale or free through Craigslist (which I happen to think is a wonderful tool) to let people know what the status of the object in question is. Oh well I guess the search goes on.

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Loren

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#14 posted 05-01-2012 08:52 PM

Put your phone number in the email. Some people do not
check their email often and prefer the phone.

Some mail servers have difficulty delivering mail to Craigslist
temporary addresses. Usually you would get a failure notice –
check you spam and trash folders to make sure your emails
have been going through.

You can also run a CL ad of your own and email yourself
through the CL email address to check.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#15 posted 05-01-2012 08:58 PM

this is a steal! I would get them quick

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#16 posted 05-01-2012 10:39 PM

They probably sold quick. I’m not sure why they aren’t considerate enough to respond or at least post they are no longer available on CL. I guess there aren’t very many of us, U.S., left that have any consideration of others. ;-(

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#17 posted 05-01-2012 10:57 PM

Craigslist is ok, but you have to remember that there are alot of idiots on there that will leave a item posted after it is sold. Then you have the idiots that call you about extreme lowball offers when you have “price firm” in your posting. I pretty much stick with Ebay with the exception of larger items.

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krisrimes

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#18 posted 05-03-2012 01:34 AM

Sorry double post

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krisrimes

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#19 posted 05-03-2012 01:47 AM

Well it looks like I jumped the gun a bit. I got a call from the guy who has the planes for sale and I am going to take a look at them on Friday. I am looking forward to getting them. Is there anything that you folks could think of that would be a deal breaker? I feel like this is a pretty good deal all around. Thanks again for all of the help

Kris

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#20 posted 05-03-2012 11:55 AM

I’d say not as long as they look like the pictures. Things to typically avoid is broken parts, especial when there is a break in the sole, around the mouth or anywhere un-repairable. Missing parts, but you can usually see them in the photos, and all these look complete.

Depending on price (is this seems like s a steal) I don’t worry to much about the wood, I can fix or replace that. Stripped screws holding the knob and tote can be a bear to fix to.

Almost anything is salvageable if you want to make the effort.

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

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krisrimes

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#21 posted 05-06-2012 04:58 PM

I got to pick up my new to me planes this morning. In addition to the planes, he also had a set of Marple chisels. These looked brand new and I am thinking about getting them. What is a fair price to offer for the set? I know that is a vague question considering I do not know how many chisels or what size they are. I do know that they were in a big leather pouch and I know they are not vintage. Most of them still had the plastic tip protectors on them. I imagine there were probably at least 15 in the pouch. Just looking for a ball park estimate. Thanks again for all of the help.

Kris

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RussellAP

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#22 posted 05-06-2012 05:03 PM

http://www.recordhandplanes.com/index.html Here is a source to date them.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#23 posted 05-06-2012 05:11 PM

It looks like a good deal, but speaking from experience, I’d rather have a couple good planes than a box full of bad ones. Just realize that if you start out with planes it’s a slippery slope. But nothing feels as good as a solid curl coming out of the frog.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#24 posted 05-06-2012 05:16 PM

Thanks for that site Russell. I will have to get on it more when I have some free time. My initial impression is that these planes are not that old. I am just excited to have them and can’t wait to learn how to use them.

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#25 posted 05-06-2012 05:43 PM

Krisrimes, you might as well make friends with this guy now. http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol He knows all about planes.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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