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Forum topic by Robertd posted 11-23-2015 08:44 PM 641 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Robertd

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11-23-2015 08:44 PM

I posted a while back that I started buying and using hand planes for the first time. Since then I have expanded my inventory. I have been off work for the past 5 weeks because of shoulder surgery. I can’t work in the shop at all. Boredom was killing me. So I have been surfing Ebay for planes. I added , a No.40 scrub plane, No.7 jointer plane, No.6 corrugated plane, N.o. 78 rabit plane, No.3 plane, No. 80 scraper plane. I also just bought two draw knives, a 8”folding handle straight knife and a 9” curved knife. I am waiting for them to arrive. The bummer is I have to wait until after the first of the year before I can use them when the doctor removes my restrictions.

Bob D


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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 11-23-2015 08:50 PM

Eight tool purchases over five weeks is a pretty good clip, congratulations! And they sound like a good start indeed. Lots to master re: the #78, to get the most from it. And the #80 even more so.

Pass along what you learn, okay? In the meantime, I did a couple blog posts here on LJs about the #78 (since you can’t work with them, only read about them, until you heal….lol) Get Well Soon, the tools will be ready when you are!

And, welcome to the Slippery Slope.

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

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#2 posted 11-23-2015 10:25 PM

#40 is a great addition, 6 and 7 might be a bit redundant as they can almost do the same job, folding draw knife is somewhat dangerous unless ya keep those handles gripped pretty tight, love my #7 and #80.
All in all, I think ya did pretty darned well unless ya paid thru the nose.
Are the items in reasonable condition?
Can you rehab well (the items)?
You have to get well before the rehab starts on the “goodies”.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#3 posted 11-23-2015 10:37 PM

I watched Ebay for a bit before I bought so that I could get an idea what things should go for. So I feel I paid a reasonable price for them.All are in great condition. Some with a little rust that can be cleaned with a wire wheel. I snuck down to the shop yesterday and started rehabbing one. SSSHHHH don’t tell the wife. All the planes are Stanley. The no. 40 I got that for about $45.00 with shipping.

Bob D

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onoitsmatt

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#4 posted 12-05-2015 02:29 PM

Hey Bob, nice planes added to the collection! If you’re bored, I recommend heading to any nearby antique malls or flea markets. Planes and other tools can be had for pennies on the dollar if you don’t mind cleaning them up a bit. And it’s fun finding stuff “in the wild.” I got my 6 and 7 for $12 each. They were in rough shape but you won’t find a deal like that on ebay. I regularly see 4s and 5s for $20-30.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#5 posted 12-05-2015 06:06 PM

Matt oh I know about the flea market’s, only problem is that I have not been released to drive yet. I have seen some opportunities on some estate auctions listed, just can’t get there yet.

Bob D

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#6 posted 12-05-2015 06:11 PM

Bummer Bob. Time to find an LJ in your area to go with!

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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