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Forum topic by tbandikoot posted 09-09-2011 04:28 AM 1188 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2011 04:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plow plane dr barton vintage plane wood plane plane drbarton

Found this little gem at an Antiques fair in Charlotte, NC last weekend. A little pricey @ $85 compared to the other vintage tools at the fair, but I could not pass it by.

From my research it appears to be a D.R. Barton Plow Plane (Stamped No. 36) dated 1865-1923 (based on the D.R. Barton imprint). It is in beautiful condition and exquisitely crafted.

I usually restore and use the old tools I purchase, but this one will remain untouched and is for display only.

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#1 posted 09-11-2011 05:44 AM

Very nice find … I don’t think there are too many of these laying around! What kind of wood do you think it is made of?

P.S – you have to use it at least a couple of

-- MS

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#2 posted 09-11-2011 08:03 AM

Looks great and I believe that I would have to use it at least once : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 09-11-2011 02:27 PM

For some reason, old plow planes seem to be demanding a premium. Prices over on eBay are ridiculous (in the $300 range like landog saw). It’s a shame too, because I’d really like an old plow plane, but I’m not coughing up that kind of money.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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