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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 07-30-2015 01:17 PM 1064 views 1 time favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FancyShoes

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07-30-2015 01:17 PM

I went ro a auction last night. I picked up about 50 hand planes. Serveral parts missing and also broken planes. I hope i have a wide enough variety to get enough together. There are craftsman, stanley, and another brand. Sadly the longer ones tend to be craftsman. I hope they work great though, that is all i am worried about.

I can get some pics up soon. I will most likely have some stipped down planes for sale, because many are duplicates. Some are just broken. I hope some of you might be able to help me find the pieces i need to grt some up and running. There is a stanlry nuber 8 with nothing on it. Kind of sucks. But that is life sometimes.


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#1 posted 07-30-2015 01:35 PM

Man, you took a running head first dive into the slippery slope. Welcome to the insanity.

Sadly the longer ones tend to be craftsman. I hope they work great though, that is all i am worried about.

If you are wanting users, there is no reason to be sad about that. Craftsman didn’t manufacture their own planes, they were all sourced from one of the big boys. I’ve restored C-man planes made by Millers Falls and Sargent and I think Stanley made some for them, as well. In every case, they were no different than the manufacturers premium lines, except for the brand, and make excellent users.

When you post some pics, we can help you out on the actual manufacturers.


There is a stanlry nuber 8 with nothing on it. Kind of sucks. But that is life sometimes.

Yep, good luck with that one, #8 parts can be difficult to find.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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jmartel

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#2 posted 07-30-2015 02:19 PM

My craftsman block plane is just a Stanley #65 with a different name stamped on it. So I think a lot of your craftsman planes will probably be just as good to work with. Not as collectible, but plenty good to use.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#3 posted 07-30-2015 02:26 PM

Here they are

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#4 posted 07-30-2015 02:28 PM

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#5 posted 07-30-2015 02:30 PM

I can’t help you identify the planes, but you’ll love using the router planes and at least one of the multiple cabinet scrapers that you got in that haul.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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BinghamtonEd

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#6 posted 07-30-2015 03:10 PM

Hey, if you find yourself with an extra router plane to sell, I’ve been in the market for a bit!

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#7 posted 07-30-2015 03:49 PM

All kinds of fun stuff in there.

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

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#8 posted 07-30-2015 03:58 PM

There is one router plane thatbis broke. So it will probably be worthless.

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#9 posted 07-30-2015 04:01 PM

Well router plane parts sell for a fair price on eBay….

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

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#10 posted 07-30-2015 04:03 PM

Also, I think I see two router planes in the photos. The one on the dashboard appears to be complete.

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

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FancyShoes

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#11 posted 07-30-2015 04:05 PM

The one on the dashboard is the one broke. I was going to use the handles to complete the other one. I will get more detailed pics of everything later this evening.

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#12 posted 07-30-2015 05:08 PM

That’s a nice haul. I think you’ll find you’ll be better off using the planes for parts rather than trying to get parts to complete the planes you have. After all getting a lot of planes is how most replacement parts come from anyway. And parts prices are fairly high.

Looking forward to more pics. I’ve been in the market for a router plane too. It’s hard to see what’s broken on that from that picture.

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Don W

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#13 posted 07-30-2015 05:37 PM

That’s quit the adoption. Looks like lots of fun.

This will help ID the manufactures of the craftsman and others you many not know.

https://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/quickly-identify-your-hand-plane/

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

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#14 posted 07-30-2015 07:53 PM

Wow, that’s quite a score. You should get some good users out of all that.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#15 posted 07-30-2015 08:13 PM

Man, that’s a boatload of planes!! You should get plenty of useful parts and planes from that. Good luck with restoration and mix-n-matching parts.

-- Matt, Northern CA

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