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Forum topic by JimDaddyO posted 10-16-2010 03:26 PM 1004 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2010 03:26 PM

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I met a gentleman a couple of weeks ago at a once a year flea market in town. He had a few tools and I ended up buying a spokeshave off of him. I asked him if he had any planes as I have none. He said yes, and I got his phone number from him. Called him up yesterday and went out to his place…..tool heaven!!!! He has at lest 8 shelves of old planes lined up, each shelf was 10 to 12 feet long. That was just the metal ones. He has the same amount in wooden planes too. What a find, a whole barn full of tools. I ended up buying 6 planes from him…the metal is in decent shape, some are corregated, some need handle repairs, all are going to be refurbed over the winter and I will start to learn on them next spring. He even threw in a Stanley Sweetheart marking guage. $110 CDN for everything. I used the internet to get them dated and this is what I got: #7 Stanley Sweetheart 1919 – 1924 #6 Stanley from 1910 – 1918 #5 Bailey from 1910 – 1918 #4 Record from 1931 – 1939 #3 Bailey from about 1907
and a “Great Neck” block plane of undetermined date
and of course, the marking guage
the #5 and #3 have corregated bottoms.
Pictures worth a thousand words???

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#1 posted 10-16-2010 05:29 PM

Great score! Congratulations!

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#2 posted 10-16-2010 05:47 PM

Great get…gotta love those old tools.

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#3 posted 10-16-2010 06:46 PM

Great find. I’ve got an old #5 and #7 that I refurbished and they make great workhorses when I’m hand planing many peices.

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#4 posted 10-16-2010 07:03 PM

Congratulations, on a great score.

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#5 posted 10-16-2010 09:10 PM

I’d call that a steal, but if he had that many tools, he must know what they are worth. What a kind man to share such great tools. Can’t wait to see the clean-up process you are about to embark on.

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#6 posted 10-16-2010 09:58 PM

Whats that guys phone number ? :D

Nice score :)

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#7 posted 10-16-2010 10:29 PM

waow congrat´s with your new toy´s :-)
play them well and they give you tenfold again


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#8 posted 10-17-2010 03:56 AM

He is an older retired guy, the tools are his hobby, he buys them, cleans them up, and sells them. He says his time is worth nothing, if he makes his money back to buy other tools and pay for his travelling, he is fine with that. I said I would be back. I will take the camera next time, it is unbelievable…he has augers for timber framing, about a hundred cast tractor sets, pliers up the yin yang, saws, it just goes on forever in there.

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#9 posted 10-17-2010 05:32 AM

Great find. And the river of old tools now flows from his into your shop. That is great.

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