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Forum topic by derosa posted 08-22-2011 03:12 AM 716 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-22-2011 03:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing

I’ve been checking out the antique stores this week and came across these finds.

The No6 seems to be a version 8 and was the big expense at 25.00, there is still some life left in the blade though it will need to be replaced in a few years.

The 101 cost me 3.00

The 71 and 112 was a chance find. The dealer at the store asked what I was looking for as I was leaving, and mentioned he had a couple in stock in the back room when I said planes. They’re both a bit rusty but should clean up nicely. Even if the 112 doesn’t come to full function it will look good sitting on the shelf but for 20.00 for the pair I figured I’d risk it not fully cleaning up.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse


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#1 posted 08-22-2011 03:16 AM

I would think the 112 should be restorable. There are a number of places you can get a replacement blade. Hock is probably the more expensive option. Might want to make your own. The blades and measurements can be found at the link below.

http://hocktools.com/SB.htm

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 03:19 AM

Nice find. I found a few today as well. I’m hoping to stumble on a 112.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#3 posted 08-22-2011 03:26 AM

The issue is that about 50% of the japanning is gone making it rather crusty and I can’t see where there are pins that can be knocked out to truly disassemble and properly clean it. Seems like somehow everything is a press fit and meant to be permanent.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#4 posted 08-22-2011 03:29 AM

I would just clean it up and put some schellac on the body where the japanning is missing. Is the screw for the front knob missing?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 08-22-2011 03:38 AM

Nope. I have all parts but the blade.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#6 posted 08-22-2011 03:39 AM

Great score! I think i’ve purchased 7 out of every 10 planes I’ve ever come across in antique shops and yard sales. I’ve only rejected those that are horribly ruined or missing too many parts. And, of course, the ones whose owners think they’re made of solid gold. I do not regret any purchases I’ve made, no remorse, and I would rather buy than kick myself for not buying something I oughta have. Hey, wait a minute, today I passed on a Stanley #248, I’d never seen one and it looked like it was missing a part or 2. It was $34.50, did I screw up? Bring ‘em back alive, Russ!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 08-22-2011 04:39 AM

This is what the 112 would look like cleaned up. :) The blade is a hock replacement. It was missing it’s blade as well.

Stanley 112 with hock blade and burnishing rod

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#8 posted 08-22-2011 05:46 AM

Do you think you will use that 101. I recently grabbed one but I paid twice as much at $6. I couldn’t resist. Actually, I consider it a souvenir from my recent trip to Colorado Springs. I hope it is more useful than a t- shirt. I plan to tune it up but don’t know how much it will get used. Any thoughts?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#9 posted 08-22-2011 11:22 AM

Fairly amazing shopping spree! Wish I could do that well in this area! Unfortunately, here most people are aware of their true value. Although here I’ve been able to score a few Bedrock planes at a nominal price.

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#10 posted 08-22-2011 01:18 PM

Same for this area usually. Plus since it’s Northern Virginia they’d jack the prices up anyway.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#11 posted 08-22-2011 11:13 PM

The little 101 was popular for the fretsaw crowd. They were offered in many of the catalogs selling fretsaw plans and tools. It’s a cute little thing.

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

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