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Forum topic by edgarO posted 07-18-2010 01:05 AM 1567 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-18-2010 01:05 AM

Hello all. Went to an estate sale today and found a box with woodworking hand tools.
Ended up getting all of them for 20 bucks. I think its a pretty good deal.
A stanley bailey sweetheart no. 5 corrugated bottom. I believe its a type 14. stanley rabbet plane
a spokeshave no brand on it. and the other two. Which I dont really know what they are.
Here are some pics. they are sitting in evaporust right now. so finished pics later.

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#1 posted 07-18-2010 01:30 AM

good score i would say…always good to go to the estate sales…went to one yesterday myself..but no tools …so just keep on looking…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 07-18-2010 01:32 AM

on the bottom right of the last picture is a stanley #80 scraper plane.

nice score!

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#3 posted 07-18-2010 01:49 AM

grizzman: I have been to alot of estate sales with no luck. The only other tools I have bought is an old set of jcpenney chisels. just lucked out today.

bent: thanks for the info I was thinking stanley but there is not a logo on any part of the tool.

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#4 posted 07-18-2010 02:20 AM

Definitely a good score!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 07-18-2010 02:45 AM

Good find ! Great price.
The little one is a bullnose plane “maybe stanley #75. The bottom right is a # 80 scraper.
I’m just saying If you don’t want these I ALWAYS have a good home for more planes !!!!!!!!!! lol

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#6 posted 07-18-2010 03:27 AM

charlie: thanks
canadian chips: I would send them to you but I am adding this to my small collection. This is the 4th plane I’ve gotten. I have a type 13 no.5, a no.6 and a no.4. If I find some more for a good price I will keep adding til the wife says stop. Then I will sneak them in.

By the way what is a bullnose plane used for? to make a bullnose? can it be that obvious?

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David Kirtley

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#7 posted 07-18-2010 03:43 AM

First, you have to catch the bull….

It is for trimming off things like the front edge of steps. Basically, it is a rounding plane.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#8 posted 07-18-2010 04:48 AM

Nice score!! I love estate/garage sales. I’ve gotten the majority of my hand tools at them. I also just bought a 2010 Toyota Camry, V6 with 3700 miles at an estate sale for $16,500. Ya can’t beat ‘em!!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#9 posted 07-18-2010 05:02 AM

I think there might be a confusing answer here. The Stanley 75 is not a bullnose plane, it is a bullnose rabbet plane. Meaning it is for making rabbets like any other rabbeting plane, but the short nose can let you get closer into a corner.

That is different from a “nosing plane” which is a half-round molding plane which as David describes, is for rounding over or “nosing” like on the front of a step.

Bull nose describes the short nose on your rabbet plane, while nosing describes the shape that a half-round plane creates.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 07-18-2010 05:07 AM

A very nice assortment of choice plane, kinda like the user first line of prime choice tools. You my friend came across a very nice pick.

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David Kirtley

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#11 posted 07-19-2010 01:00 AM

Ahh, my mistake, I saw the 75 identified by number and then when I saw bullnose, I thought we were talking about the woodie and I didn’t see the full profile. Thanks for correcting me swirt. Guess I better spend some time relearning some of the Stanley plane numbers…. or pay closer attention to the discussion :)

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#12 posted 07-19-2010 03:25 AM

Great get.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#13 posted 07-19-2010 03:30 AM

so just to recap.
blue little one = stanley no. 75 rabbet planet
black one is a stanley cabinet scraper. says no. 54
What is the wooden one used for?
and the small one above the wooden one?
thanks for the info and compliments.

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#14 posted 07-19-2010 04:14 PM

The little metal one with the handles on the sides is a spokeshave. Maker or model unknown. It actually looks like a nice one that will clean up well.

The wooden plane is a moulding plane for cutting a shaped cut. These are used to make mouldings. You can use different hollow and rounded shaped planes like this to build more complex mouldings for decoration.

Clark and Williams is making new ones and you can take a look to see what some of the types are here:

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#15 posted 07-19-2010 04:43 PM

If you can post a picture of the sole of that wood one (so we can see the profile), we might be able to tell you more about it.

-- Galootish log blog,

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