|Forum topic by Brett||posted 01-21-2011 05:58 AM||2640 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-21-2011 05:58 AM
I’ve just been getting into woodworking over the past few months and am starting to learn about hand planes. In my reading, I’ve noticed that there are a lot of old hand planes for sale online and at antique stores. Where can I find out how much a particular plane might be worth, either as a collectible or as a user?
Also, here are three questions about specific planes:
1) Are old coffin-style, wooden block planes worth anything as collectibles?
2) I’ve seen several old metal-bodied planes that don’t seem to have any maker’s information on them. Was that common back in the day, or are they just too rusty or dirty for me to read the information?
3) I saw a Diamond Edge jointer plane that has a wooden body about two feet long and a metal top part that looks similar to a bench plane (as if someone had stuck a metal bench plane onto a 3×3x24-inch wooden block, and then inserted a plane iron long enough to reach through a slot to the underside of the wooden block). Anybody know about these planes?
I’m looking for an old plane to fix up and use, but I’d also like to know if any of the planes I see are worth buying and reselling (to help pay for my woodworking habit).
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