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08-20-2011 04:23 AM

I am offering this VERY nice plough plane with 7 cutters. The plane itself is almost flawless. There is a very small chip out of one side, but that is the only apology. As mentioned it comes with 7 cutters by W. Butcher. The cutters have no rust or pitting and come in the following sizes: 1/8, 3/16, 5/16, 7/16, 1/2(2), and 9/16. If you’ve been looking for a really, really nice plough, you should check this one out. Price is $200 plus shipping. Please feel free to PMme if you want more pics/info.

The picture makes it look like there is some rust on the metal plate on the plane, butthat is actually just grime and staining. Thanks for looking

-- Dave, Colonie, NY


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#1 posted 08-21-2011 11:18 PM

Do you know roughly how old it is?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 02:54 AM

The company of A.E. Baldwin was in business from 1830-1841. That’s as close as I can get.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 06:56 AM

Looks like either boxwood or apple. More like boxwood from the photo. that plus the irons makes for a good buy for someone.

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 02:41 PM

Thanks Gary. It really is in fantastic condition for a plane that’s 170-180 years old.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 03:15 PM

I know that if I did not just blow my money on sharpening stones I would be sending you a private message right now.

Why are you selling it?

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#6 posted 08-23-2011 03:39 PM

I think the irons alone are worth close to the asking. This is a good deal for someone.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 08-23-2011 09:21 PM

Here is a link to an ad for Enos Baldwin who was the father of the A&E Baldwin brothers.

-- Gary Roberts, http://toolemera.com

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#8 posted 08-24-2011 12:54 AM

I am selling it because I just don’t use it. I have a Record 045C and use that for making grooves and beading. Its not that there’s anything wrong with it, I just don’t use it.

Yes, the Butcher irons alone are worth $150-$175. I priced this to move, but…

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#9 posted 08-24-2011 03:18 AM

This is really tempting me. The arm threads are all good? Is the wedge original or a replacement? Do I have too many boxwood plow planes already?

-- Gary Roberts, http://toolemera.com

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#10 posted 08-24-2011 03:51 AM

Gary, if you would like, I can send you some better pics of the threads. I think you’d see that the pic of the thread I posted shows the worst of them. I would assume that the wedge is original, but I couldn’t say it with absolute certainty. I can tell you its the one that was with it when I got it. Can you ever have too many plows?? :))

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#11 posted 08-24-2011 04:15 AM

^ that is a dangerous question. I have a Stanly 50 that I use but it cramps my hands to use it, I would love a wooden plow with some ample acreage to hold onto.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#12 posted 08-24-2011 04:32 AM

I have several ploughs but none as nice as this. It hurts me to have to pass this one up but I’m in the doghouse for recent tool sprees. This is a nobrainer for me at $200. Someone’s lucky.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 08-24-2011 06:51 AM

Yup, the 50 is a bit on the small side. My user plow is a handled DR Barton. And you can never have too many plow planes. Or parts of plow planes (something I’m now working on so I can assemble some other parts into complete planes. Someday).

Oh, what the hey. I don’t have an A&E Baldwin boxwood plow. One beech with boxwood arms and one beech with apple arms. This one is just too tempting. Which means I gotta sell some tools and books at the LFOD Nashua auction in September.

I’ll take it, just let me know the shipping to Dedham, MA 02026 and form of payment. Check, Paypal, Savings Stamps.

I’m a sucker for plow planes, what can I say?

-- Gary Roberts, http://toolemera.com

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#14 posted 08-24-2011 02:53 PM

Gary, check your PMs. Thanks!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#15 posted 08-24-2011 03:03 PM

Gary, you just got yourself a really nice plane. That Barton is no slouch either. What makes this one so intriguing to me is the Butcher irons. I collect Butcher chisels and I really wanted those irons.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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