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Plane bought at garage sale

by Brett
posted 09-05-2012 06:17 PM


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#1 posted 09-05-2012 06:35 PM

Looks cool. Does it work?

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

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#2 posted 09-05-2012 06:43 PM

There is one that looks like it listed on Ebay as
Rare Paul Hamler 4 1/2 inch Ebony & Ox Bone SANDUSKY Center Wheel Plow Plane
with a buy it now price of $3500

I’d say you got a real buy, but you might not want to use it since it might decrease it’s value!

-- Paul

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 06:47 PM

Wow Brett
Were the sellers blind they sold that for 25cents? Wow what a steal .

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 06:58 PM

You didn’t really pay .25 cents for that, did you Brett?
You had me going for a second though…

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 07:02 PM

If you did…..I’ll double your money and give you .50 cents for it…..sound good?

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#6 posted 09-05-2012 07:57 PM

Hopefully the rolling-on-the-floor-laughing icon gave it away.

By the way, that plane is a picture of the Sandusky Tool Co. 1876 ebony and ivory center-wheel plow plane that sold at auction several years ago for <gulp> $114,400.

I only wish I had bought it for 25 cents.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 08:26 PM

Lucky man – snatching it away!

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#8 posted 09-05-2012 08:30 PM

I’d use it…

Granted, the chances are high that I’ll never own something like that, so it would be owned by someone else… but still ;-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#9 posted 09-05-2012 08:37 PM

Dude. That plane sold for a little more than my house. I can appreciate old tools, and I can barely understand why one would want to collect them rather than use them, but damn.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#10 posted 09-05-2012 09:46 PM

Damm that meens I pay´d too much for mine :-(

thanks for the smile Brett congrats with the score ….. LOL

Dennis

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#11 posted 09-05-2012 10:15 PM

Hey, it’s not April 1st!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 09-05-2012 10:22 PM

Ok … Brett, y’know, I kept hearing a persistent rumour of an elderly cabinet maker, a widower, who lived alone and spent his days in his vintage workshop, among an amazingly complete collection of Stanley tools, and a hoard of ancient woodworking equipment and choice exotic lumber he inherited from his grandfather decades ago. The sad fact is, he died in his shop, and his body wasn’t discovered for six months. The executor of the estate said he cannot enter the workshop due to the horrific smell, which has permeated all of the tools and lumber. He said somebody could buy the whole works for $100. Many have attempted to take him up on his offer, but they all walked away because the smell won’t go away. I could tell you where it is, but….

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#13 posted 09-05-2012 11:11 PM

Will you share pictures of the one you paid .25 cents for…...? :-)

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#14 posted 09-05-2012 11:17 PM

you should never joke about great plane purchases. Its bad karma.

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

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#15 posted 09-05-2012 11:35 PM

Right, and the guy threw in the the Brooklyn Bridge for a buck, too.

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#16 posted 09-06-2012 10:27 AM

Poopie that’s a nice rework on the ‘58 Corvette urban legend !
And Brett..sneaky..

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#17 posted 09-06-2012 10:54 AM

LOL at Don

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#18 posted 09-06-2012 11:49 PM

Hey, Glen, nice goin! I hoped somebody would recognize the urban legend… Thx!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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