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Forum topic by konnon6 posted 11-08-2015 03:41 AM 738 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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konnon6

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11-08-2015 03:41 AM

Is there someone here that restores hand planes that is reasonable in cost.
I just cant get a nice cut and my jack plane doesn’t leave a nice surface.
thanks for any help.


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#1 posted 11-08-2015 04:14 AM

There’s a seller I follow on eBay, sells restored planes and other tools. I assume he/she restores them. Anyway, might be worth a shot. The eBay username is wdmaster91.

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#2 posted 11-08-2015 04:50 AM

I buy them for around $10, restore them, and then sell them for between $60 and $100. If you know your tools, I would just watch various youtube videos and restore them yourself.

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#3 posted 11-08-2015 04:59 AM

I can restore a few planes, IF you want them done. Postage both ways is all it would cost you. Return postage would be in the form of a label. I would restore the plane, put it back in the box you send, attach your label and ship it back. Do not skimp on the packaging, though. LOTS of bubble wrap! Again, just round trip postage is all I charge. PM for details….

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#4 posted 11-08-2015 05:58 AM

^ an awesome offer!

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#5 posted 11-08-2015 03:17 PM

Very nice offer from Bandit, and he does really good work. I’d jump on his offer if I were in your shoes.

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#6 posted 11-08-2015 09:41 PM



I buy them for around $10, restore them, and then sell them for between $60 and $100. If you know your tools, I would just watch various youtube videos and restore them yourself.

- TiggerWood

Really.

I wonder where do you find $10 planes and how much gas and time are you expending to find them?

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bandit571

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#7 posted 11-08-2015 10:00 PM

Same place I do….sometimes, they even cost less.

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#8 posted 11-08-2015 10:44 PM

They’re out there, around
here anyway. I’ve never used
a hand plane yet but I’m up
to 75+. I pick them up all the
time around here, usually in
a box with misc. other stuff
at auction. I’d like to learn how
to restore and sharpen myself
& make a few bucks

-- Andy, Alliance,Ohio

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bandit571

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#9 posted 11-08-2015 11:28 PM

I’m just down the road in Bellefontaine…....Tours and classes are free, pack a lunch….

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