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Forum topic by jusfine posted 12-12-2010 12:25 AM 1570 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jusfine

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12-12-2010 12:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane spiers infill question

There must be somebody selling Spiers, Norris or Matheison infill planes other than the ones offered on Ebay, am I wrong?

I cannot seem to find more than one or two websites (those being in England).

Appreciate any recommendations…

And yes, I am on that slippery slope.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."


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#1 posted 01-01-2011 04:38 PM

I think I am on the same slippery slope as you (my wife gave me a LV BU block plane for Christmas, on top of the medium shoulder plane she gave me for our anniversary). What is it about the Spiers, Norris or Matheison planes that appeals to you (seeing the names together it looks like some kind of law firm :-)?

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 04:49 PM

Those planes are routinely offered on Ebay UK www.ebay.co.uk

However, it may be a bit of a trick to get some sellers there to ship to the US. Additionally, for the ones that will, the shipping cost is going to be high. Not sure why, but the UK has horrendous postal prices. But maybe if you can get one for a decent price, the shipping wouldn’t be so bad.

Also, I see them occassionally at flea markets/antique shops. They usually command a high price though. If it interests you, you can build one for yourself. I plan to do that in the near future.

-- Mike

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 06:33 PM

Mark, I agree, they do sound like lawyers… I have a collected a couple shoulder and bullnose by Slater, one or two by Moseley and Son, and a few unmarked by their makers, but there is an attraction for me. The weight, feel and I guess the history are some of the things that appeal to me.

Normally I like new tools, but the planes are another matter.

Paratrooper, I found a few sites overseas since I posted this, where I have purchased a few planes.

You are right, the cost of the shipping is very high, one shipment of four small planes cost me over $130.00, but as I noted above, the weight of these planes adds to the cost…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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