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woodywoodwood

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04-03-2017 10:29 PM

I am going to look at these in the morning to possibly purchase (lets be honest, chances of walking away without them are slim) the sellers could not provide any information about the planes so all I have is the picture below.

I am mostly intrigued by the plane in the foreground…...my best guess would be a Stanley Bailey #7, type 13.

I know there are many people more knowledgeable than me on this forum, what do you think?

Thanks in advance!

Curtis


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#1 posted 04-03-2017 10:40 PM

Don W, is the go to guy about planes here. He’s the guy to ask.

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#2 posted 04-03-2017 10:48 PM

Looks more like a #8 to me. Lever cap looks too wide for a #7. Type is probably about right. The jack plane in the back could probably be turned into a good user, too. Surface rust is easy to take care of, so both should clean up OK, as long as there isn’t any damage we can’t see in the pic.

Tougher to tell on the transitional. Looks like the body may have a serious check at the front. If the body is not cracked, those can be turned into decent users, as well.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 04-03-2017 11:20 PM

Thanks! An 8 would be a cool find.

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#4 posted 04-03-2017 11:39 PM

How much do they want?

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woodywoodwood

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#5 posted 04-04-2017 12:14 AM



How much do they want?

- corelz125

There was no asking price, just going to check them out and make an offer.

How much would you pay?

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#6 posted 04-04-2017 12:20 AM

Offer $35 for the 8 and the Jack. That’s a good starting point. I’d leave the tranny, unless you’d like it for decoration.

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#7 posted 04-04-2017 02:25 AM

As little as i can get away with but not always easy to find an 8 with no broken pieces for cheap. Where you looking for an 8?

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woodywoodwood

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#8 posted 04-04-2017 06:17 PM

Update: This turned out to be a great find and an even better experience.

The jointer plane is a #8 which is in the best shape of the lot. Everything complete and in-tact other than the off center hole drilled through the heel (at least center the hole if you need to make it, feel my pain?). Also the iron has been replaced with a sweetheart era iron.

The jack plane is the most damaged of the lot. Tote horn missing, crack through the side into the mouth (although the repair seems to be done quite proficiently). Iron has multiple 1/16 chips in it. It should still clean up nicely though.

The transitional plane…....well, the whole block is cupped pretty severely and has a crack from heel to toe that goes about half way through. I need to spend some more time with this one to id and determine how much of it is original. The tote sits too high for the lateral adjuster to function. This will most likely be a wall hanger.

Those were all the planes pictured in the original ad but by the time I showed up they had dug out another plane which is the low handle #4 pictured below. I really love this plane and it is in pretty good condition, just has the common crack in the tote and a small chip in the side.

The best part is the gentleman I purchased these planes from. He was a gruff old chain-smoking man with a left eye that was wandering toward the heavens. He was recently in the news for punching a bear in the face to save his dog and more recently pronounced dead for 21 minutes after a heart attack, enough said…..

He sold me the lot for $40 and he could really care less about the money but more about knowing that these tools would be cared for and appreciated as he has not been able to for some time now. He was the 3rd generation owner.

Thanks for all the input!

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#9 posted 04-04-2017 06:23 PM

Maybe see IF the “too tall tote” would fit the Jack plane?

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#10 posted 04-04-2017 06:24 PM

You get a big you SUCK! Any of the 3 you purchased when cleaned up, fixed and tuned would fetch at the very least what you paid for all with just one and the #8 could easily be 4-5 times that price. That’s about $250+ in planes after cleaning and tuning, I’d say you did alright.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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woodywoodwood

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#11 posted 04-04-2017 06:34 PM



Maybe see IF the “too tall tote” would fit the Jack plane?

- bandit571

Thanks Bandit, great idea

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woodywoodwood

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#12 posted 04-04-2017 06:35 PM


You get a big you SUCK! Any of the 3 you purchased when cleaned up, fixed and tuned would fetch at the very least what you paid for all with just one and the #8 could easily be 4-5 times that price. That s about $250+ in planes after cleaning and tuning, I d say you did alright.

- UpstateNYdude

Hah! Yea, I am usually the one just reading about these mythical deals but I have been fortunate to come across a few.

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#13 posted 04-04-2017 06:43 PM

You stole those, the #8 is worth 2-3 times what you paid by itself. And a Type 11 #4 to boot.

If the repair on the jack is done well, it should work fine for rough work. As far as the tranny, you can make it a wall hanger, replace the wood or use the parts to make a totally different plane. All have been done before.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#14 posted 04-04-2017 06:52 PM

You could put the 8 on ebay as-is and double your money and keep the rest.

Great deal!

-Paul

P.s. One of my 8’s has an off-center hole too.

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#15 posted 04-04-2017 07:06 PM

Very nice pick up, congrats!

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