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10-31-2009 02:51 AM

I recently bought a Record 010 plane at an estate sale. At the time, I thought it was a #6 that I would be able to use. When I got it home, I learned (Thank You Google) that its a “carriage makers” plane. I’m new to woodworking and haven’t decided what kinds of things I’ll prefer to make, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be making many carriages. My question is this; do I keep this and try to use it or do I sell it and buy something that I can use? Thanks!!

Also, if I should decide to sell it, what are they worth? I will post some pictures tomorrow when the wife brings the camera home.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY


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#1 posted 10-31-2009 03:20 AM

Well, depenfing on how much you paid, you either did Ok, or you got stuffed. The thing is probably worth about $100.00 or more depending on condition. The current exchange rate is $1.65 per pound and a 010 sold there for 60 quid (pounds) just recently. Also, it is a rabbet plane, very handy. With a little work, it should be a top notch tool.

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#2 posted 10-31-2009 03:23 AM

Dave, if you don’t mind me asking, how much did you pay for it?

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#3 posted 10-31-2009 03:25 AM

It is a desireable plane. I would hang on to it.

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#4 posted 10-31-2009 04:46 AM

Here are some pics that I took with my son’s camera. I apologize for the quality of the pics, the planes are really much nicer than they look in these shots.

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/dparkis/100_1597.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/dparkis/100_1600.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/dparkis/100_1599.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/dparkis/100_1602.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/dparkis/100_1596.jpg

Mikey, I don’t mind at all, but I’m not really sure. I paid $100 for both together. For me, that’s a lot. I had been buying some “fixer uppers” at garage sales, but I never get the time to fix them up. My garage should be done this week and once I get the tools set up I wanted something to start playing with. I repeat, they are both much nicer than they appear in the pictures. Basically, they are dusty. There is a little bit of surface rust on the Record’s sole and one side, but it should clean up really nice.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#5 posted 10-31-2009 05:16 AM

Depending on what you want to do, or what else you don’t have, I’d be inclined to keep it. The 010 is one Record plane that I don’t have so I’m not really sure how it’d be used, but I’ve got most of the other “common” sizes.

What is the other one? ..an 04 or 04-1/2? If you wouldn’t mind, can you take a couple more pics from the top side? If one of them is an 04 or 04-1/2, those are real handy of lots of daily tasks.

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#6 posted 10-31-2009 09:25 AM

Looks like it will flatten regular boards as well as carriage parts ;-)) I don’t know why you could joint with it??

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

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#7 posted 10-31-2009 01:15 PM

You can find some info on the Stanley version at Patrick’s Blood and Gore Site

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#8 posted 10-31-2009 01:56 PM

I,ve seen these used for making raised panels on doors and also roy underhill used one to trim some big tenons. Anant has one in their catalog. Really usefull for me, I would certainly keep it.

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#9 posted 10-31-2009 02:45 PM

Thanks everyone!! For the time being, I’ll put it aside and perhaps play with it just to see how it works.

Knotscott, the other plane is a #3. I’ll try to post a couple more pictures later today. IIRC, I bought a pretty good #4 earlier this summer that needs to be cleaned. Luckily, I’m taking a class this week on how to tune planes.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#10 posted 10-31-2009 02:59 PM

If it were me, I’d hang onto it. Judging from the photos, I would say it is in pretty good condition and with a little fettling could be a very useful tool.

Take a look at: http://www.record-planes.com/record-no-010-carriage-makers-rabbet-plane

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#11 posted 10-31-2009 10:45 PM

Question for some of you plane gurus: Why couldn’t the long one be used for joining?

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#12 posted 11-01-2009 12:38 AM

It looks like two different planes in the 3rd photo down the blade goes all the way across the bottom like a rabbit plane in the others it doesn’t.A number 10 is a rabbit plane that can be used for many things not just carriages.

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#13 posted 11-01-2009 12:43 AM

Sorry I missed the part about you buying two planes together.

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#14 posted 11-02-2009 03:06 AM

Dave, for what you paid and the shape they are in, I think you have a helluva find there. were it me? I’d keep them :-)

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#15 posted 11-02-2009 05:24 AM

Here are a couple more pictures. I think the picture of the adjuster screw on the Record gives an idea as to the condition of the paint. I haven’t seen so much as a chip in the paint (is this what is meant by japanning?) on either of them.

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/dparkis/100_1605.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/dparkis/100_1610.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/dparkis/100_1608.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/dparkis/100_1609.jpg

(The first 2 pictures here are the Record. The last 2 are the Stanley/Bailey #3)

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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