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Forum topic by SurfHunter posted 03-09-2016 11:38 PM 822 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SurfHunter

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03-09-2016 11:38 PM

Hello,
I meet a couple of nice people a few months ago, Husband was a wood worker and collector as well.

He had passed recently, and His wife and daughter were holding onto ome stuff and the hand plane collection.

I asked if they would contact me if and when they were ready to sell them..

well I got the call yesterday, I said Id sit down with them and help them with pricing and that I’d be interested in several myself as well..

I cant afford the entire collection.. Unless, maybe they need some home repairs , then maybe we can barter some.

I’m trying to figure out which ones I should pick up myself.

what a decision I have to make..

Baileys, Bedrocks, etc… where to begin, and would ebay best best source for pricing… sold listings

here are a few of them.

please advise

-- It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that count.


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SurfHunter

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#1 posted 03-09-2016 11:50 PM

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#2 posted 03-10-2016 12:01 AM

planes on the ceiling nice

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#3 posted 03-10-2016 12:07 AM

Thanks for adding, Yeah cant figure out why they posted reversed. but, its a bed actually..:) Im trying to fix

-- It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that count.

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#4 posted 03-10-2016 12:43 AM

Yep, average eBay sold listings are a pretty good indicator for value, except they are higher than most areas of the country. Two things inflate eBay prices: eBay fees and people from areas where there are no old tools to find will bid higher to get them. Also it’s tricky because you have to try to find listings in similar condition.

I’ve read something around 50% of the total for each individual tool is a decent starting value of a whole collection sold at once given the amount of time and energy it would take to research them individually and sell them off and/or ship them one by one.

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#5 posted 03-10-2016 12:46 AM

Here’s the images rotated. You can save them, then re-upload to your original post if you want to:

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#6 posted 03-10-2016 03:53 AM

Tim,,, YOUR AWESOME !!!! Thank you soo very much, I truly appreciate it. Im sure Cebfish feels better now too,:)

they were properly rotated on desktop, was thinking that may have been too large… But anyways.

How does one determine which are the rarest of the lot?
I have the LN #7, 4 1/2, block, etc.

Should I grab the Bedrocks, 4 ,5 5 1/2 , 6, 6 1/2, 7, 8

I do understand where your coming from twith the Sold ” Completed listings” and prices, shipping and not being able to aquire locally.
that sure does make it difficult to price, and being a newbie to Hand planes myself, I’d like to leave them in a spot whereas they know what to look for as decent pricing.. unless I can score them all., But its doubtful

Dumb question: Is there a Stanley Chart showing the line of Bedrocks and Baileys, etc

-- It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that count.

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#7 posted 03-10-2016 08:12 PM



Should I grab the Bedrocks, 4 ,5 5 1/2 , 6, 6 1/2, 7, 8

Yes.


Dumb question: Is there a Stanley Chart showing the line of Bedrocks and Baileys, etc
- SurfHunter

Why yes there is:
http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html
and some other pages linked from the bottom of each page and the main page:
http://www.supertool.com

You’re welcome for sure.
I wouldn’t spend a huge amount of time figuring out pricing for them all since the hours you put into that would have a value too. Unless they wanted to cut a pretty good deal after you’re done to account for those hours.

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#8 posted 03-10-2016 09:47 PM

6-1/2 ?

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

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#9 posted 03-11-2016 04:24 AM

Thank you for your help again, meant to say 605 1/2 and 600 series
Yeah, I can understand the time that it’ll take to investigate all pricing and all, But I wanna do them right and help them too.
I’m sure they’ll treat me right, I’d just like to pay it forward. And leave them in a comfortable spot,
the planes in the photos, are pretty much just the ones that were in the closet. anyway to determine quality wood bodied planes? I know that there are a few that have the square knobs and totes cant recall which they were though off hand, if I remember correctly they were stored in wood cases.

-- It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that count.

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#10 posted 03-11-2016 01:22 PM

Surf, I believe you are between a rock and a hard place. Seems you have been caught in a no win situation, by saying that I mean this, they more than likely are looking forward to you telling them a price. Seems also that you have placed yourself in the position of a being a friend for them in this situation, which is a good thing to aspire to, but not a solid ground to be on. Figure out just what planes you want to buy, get your price together and make the offer, if they consider it and it’s a fair offer they’ll give you the answer you need. Otherwise, through experience I say this, you’ll spend an enormous amount of time trying to help and they may throw you a bone or they may just say they’d like to wait, again. Have your eyes open and do the right thing by doing your homework for the tools you want, I know it sounds harsh but it will be best for all if they realize you aren’t just pricing for them. Take your time and consider it as a tool acquisition and put the “good thoughts” away till you see their next move. Hope this helps. I have spent hours helping widows and 99% of the time they were just looking for a starting price. Also for top prices, the planes must be in the original box and have very little use.

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#11 posted 03-11-2016 04:34 PM

I can completely relate and understand Clarkie, I think you may be right on the money with saying that.
Thank you, and everyone.

-- It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that count.

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