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Forum topic by r33tc0w posted 05-18-2018 10:50 PM 456 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-18-2018 10:50 PM

Stanley sweetheart: 750? – $14


Shapleigh diamond edge paring chisel compared against the Stanley, the handle is loose on this, any way to salvage it without epoxy? Soak it in water so that it swells? – $8

Stanley no. 81 – currently at a 45 degree, I read a 90 is better suited for this scraper? The sole is in great shape -$25


This guy also had 131, 603, 55, 289, 80M, 90 – unfortunately they had appraisers put a dollar amount on some things so the majority of the planes were over priced. Also had a workshop chocked full of stuff may go back tomorrow :D

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#1 posted 05-20-2018 07:26 PM

Besides being a fun way to collect tools, it can also get you very low prices. You would have loved it back in 1970 when absolutely NOBODY wanted to offer more than a penny for any Stanley tool.

2 reasons

Either they were all heading toward a shop full of them thar power tools, and didn’t want no steeeekin hand tool

Or they already had every hand tool they wanted/needed

I can remember auctions where I was the only tool bidder, those days actually went into 2005, then a few collective guys started writing about hand tools, the end of an Era, but then the beginning of a renaissance.

On the slippy chisel handle clean off the wood with some MS, let it dry well, and give it a shot of HAIR SPRAY, cheaper the better.

Some good info on Stanley 80, 81, 12, 12 1/2

Article with info on sharpening from the sharpest guy I have ever met, Ron Hock Sections 7 and 7.1 address scrapers, do’s and dont’s I love scrapers, and have used Ron’s info to go on, since I met him, I love them a LOT more.

I’ve found that if I wanted a higher angle then I use a 12 1/4 narrow work, or 12 1/2 heavier work, For all around, if I had just one to pick, I’d go with a 12 1/2, or just a simple 80.

Info here. Also a better explanation of where some may have picked up the 45 OR 90 thing. Here it is capable of doing 45 or 90, and you can adjust them for wood grain.

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#2 posted 05-20-2018 09:11 PM

Awesome, thanks for the resources!

-- Matthew 13:53-58

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