|Forum topic by MedicKen||posted 07-26-2011 02:11 AM||950 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-26-2011 02:11 AM
During the past weekend my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. On this past Sunday I took the day off work and surprised her and met her at church where I presented her with a single rose and a card. After the service had ended I informed her that we were heading to the beach for the night. She has been wanting to get out of town for the past few months and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity. We loaded up and headed west, finally landing in Morro Bay CA, about 2 1/2 hours from us. We had a nice dinner, with her 11 yr old in tow as well. The weather was perfect and we decided to do a little sight seeing as well. We have been there many times in the past but it never gets old and we always find something new.
This morning we awoke, went to a nice little mom and pop cafe for breakfast. Afterwards we drove about 15 minutes north in a little, sleepy tourist haven, Cayucos. We have always enjoyed antique shopping and today was no different. We will usually spend many hours looking through the local little shops in search of what ever catches our fancy. Most of our shopping is just that, shopping, and very little purchasing. Well, today was different. While crusing a local shop I spotted a Stanley plane in one of the cabinets. The cabinet was unlocked and I took the plane out. What I found was astounding!! A Stanley/Bailey #6 in 100% absolutely pristine condition. I dont think this plane has ever been used. The only mark on it was the original owner has etched his initials and a number into the side of the plane. The knob and tote are perfect as well as the blade and chipbreaker. There is still a slight coating of oil on them. And, it included the original box. It has a corrugated sole and it is dead flat. The black coating, name escapes me, is also 100%. It even has the tag from Stanley. I am not sure how to date these so I am hoping someone with more knowledge and history of Stanley can help me out.
During the check out the store owner informed me the seller had recently reduced the price from $165. I only paid $50, a steal if you ask me.
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