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bigike

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02-16-2011 07:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane

Someone has to help me I just seen a #5-1/2 stanley new used cond. go for about $300+ on ebay I need one bad can anyone help? Must be in new or very slightly used condition. Lie don’t even cost this much! ;(

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com


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mcase

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 06:55 AM

Say Ike,

You want me to talk you down? OK. You want the #5 1/2. You don’t need it. Remember Ike, planes are like heroin – once you start its damned near impossible to stop. Don’t do it! You want to become plane junky? Or is it already too late?

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 02:42 PM

Hey Big Guy, I bought a couple of old Stanley’s on eBay and occasionally see what is on the market. The big dollar Stanleys are collector items. Your message implies you want a user. The Stanley Bedrock planes are very collectable and go for the big bucks. There’s a link I think you will enjoy, it is all about the Stanley handplanes. And yes, it is addictive as you will see in this blog. You can restore a good used Stanley as a user, I have restored three. If you want to really soup up your plane, buy an aftermarket blade like Hock.
I just realized—my picture (on the left) has my Stanley #6 in it. It works great for $40.00 and a little love.

http://homepages.sover.net/~nichael/nlc-wood/stanref-num.html

-- The wood is good.

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 03:44 PM

Ike, why nearly new? This one looks like a perfectly good user.

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

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 03:54 PM

I have bought many planes trough ebay untill i realized the cost was accurate but the s&h charges made most impossible to buy. Most sellers wanted to charge upwars of $100 for shipping alone. The Stanly #7’s and 8’s usually sell for around $150-200.

Good luck. Try pawn shops or antique shops. Footprint still sells a whole line at HD. and I saw for the first tim e a #8 made by “Grozy” or “Grozney” Busy Bee was clearing them out for $75.00.

Plane addiction is real.

-- Anthony

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bigike

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#5 posted 02-18-2011 01:17 AM

mcase your crazy you of all people know it’s way too late for me, I’m a straight junky for hand planes. The #5-1/2 everyone gave me the link to has no frog adjustment It’s not for me sorry thanks for the heads up though but I did see it already. I’ve also been to the “blood and gore site too it stinks cuz it’s alot of info but you can’t buy anything. This is the plane and condition I want. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=270704018808&si=%252F7ZYKJ8SLyGc9mzDbKhPOxy5TbY%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEDWX%3AIT

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 02-18-2011 02:45 AM

I have to admit, that one you were looking at was a real beauty. Kind of like finding a ‘57 Chevy that’s been parked in a garage for the last 50 years.

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

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#7 posted 02-18-2011 02:58 AM

I saw the same one, I was floored when I saw how much it went for.

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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bigike

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#8 posted 02-18-2011 03:03 AM

yea I helped it get there too. $310.00

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 02-18-2011 04:36 AM

Kinda wished you would have bid $600 or $700 and got it. The faster you collector/hoarders go broke and quit inflating the market, the easier it will be for those of us who really want to put them to use will be able to get a decent shape one at a reasonable price.

Go

-- Go http://ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=730

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#10 posted 02-18-2011 05:10 AM

Charlie said:
Kind of like finding a ‘57 Chevy that’s been parked in a garage for the last 50 years.

You mean like THIS one, or not because this one is a un-restored 1957 Nomad?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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