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Blog entry by skidooraceing posted 82 days ago 772 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had found a hand plane at a garage sale and bought it for $5 without really knowing what kind of plane it was. It is a small plane around 6 inches long. The plane is missing the chip breaker and lever cap. When I got it home I took some rust off the blade it had the Stanley logo and a patent date of 1892. I looked up online about it and believe its a Stanley no. 1. Im wondering if anyone knows much about Stanley no. 1’s and what the price of a none complete no. 1 would be?



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 82 days ago

Pics would kinda help…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#2 posted 82 days ago

Here are some pictures. If you need others I can take some. Thanks.

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#3 posted 82 days ago

Very good find for $5 I’d say. Spend $50 on a lever cap/$35 for a breaker then sell it ‘barn fresh’ for $800+ on ebay…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#4 posted 82 days ago

Thank you for getting back to me. I have checked eBay for the breaker and lever cap but could not find them. Do you know any place I can buy them?

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#5 posted 82 days ago

I deal in plane parts all the time and I see those parts go for well over 100 each. Good luck even finding them. If your serious i would set up a search on ebay and “follow it” so it will send you an email when one is posted. Nice find. Send me a message if you want to part with it.

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#6 posted 82 days ago

There you go, primary source info from deycart, who knows his stuff. Good luck!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 82 days ago

Thanks guys for sharing your knowledge. I think for now I will hold on to it and see if I can find parts but if I can’t I will probably part with it.

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#8 posted 81 days ago

That’s a great find for $5. It’s probably one of the most sought after collector plane out there.

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

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skidooraceing

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#9 posted 80 days ago

It surprised me when I got the plane home and started to realize what I actually had. It was a jaw dropping moment when I started to research it.

Two more quick questions for you guys:

Do I clean it up more and get rid of the rust or leave it the way it is?

Also would it add more value if I bought a breaker for it but still missing the lever cap?

Thanks

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#10 posted 80 days ago

I would clean the rust off, but not re-paint it. Partial planes tend to get way less than complete planes. Especially high value planes. If you are going to spend the time and collect the parts you should buy them all. However if you have little experience cleaning planes I would leave it for someone else.

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#11 posted 80 days ago

I agree and will add if you’re going to sell it as parts, sell each part one at a time and clearly state what its from.

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

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#12 posted 80 days ago

Ditto.

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#13 posted 80 days ago

Thanks guys… I will keep that all in mind. I am pretty new to the hand plane world and also wood working world. I’m glad I came to this site and forum it has been a big help. I know I have been having a lot of fun learning about hand planes and how they work. I know where I can come to get advise and answers. Thanks again guys you have been a real big help.

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#14 posted 80 days ago

That’s the plane most Stanley plane collectors dream of finding,super find.

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#15 posted 78 days ago

I would keep it and fine all the parts, then sell it.

I picked up a new knob and tote for $30 for mine. A blade was around $30. Keep your eyes peeled.

A levercap will be hard. I sold mine with a broken one.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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