|Forum topic by parttimer||posted 09-25-2011 07:29 PM||1087 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
09-25-2011 07:29 PM
Alrighty so I just built my first workbench and I realized I can’t take photos of it and post it on LJ if I don’t have at least 3 fancy hand planes to sit on top of it.
But really – I am pretty serious about spending some money on some old stanleys and I’m looking for a little advice.
My plan is to buy a full set of planes on eBay and then fully recondition them to usable condition. Now- when I say recondition, I mean clean them up, remove rust, true the bottom and sides, and re-jappan the tops. I don’t have the resources or skills to build new knobs or fix/weld broken metal parts.
That being said, there are plenty of good planes out there that fit into my category. My question for you guys is whether or not I have a reasonable idea of what I plan on paying for these things. So, here’s a list of what I want, and what I’m willing to pay (including shipping). Please speak from your experience and let me know if I’m being unreasonable because I’m completely new to this and still trying to figure it out.
I haven’t decided between the bedrocks and baileys yet. To me it seems that given these prices I could obtain a full user set of tools for less than $200 with the cost of just a few hours of work. Please let me know if you think I should raise/drop any of my price expectations. I’m willing to wait up to a month or two before buying anything, and these prices are based solely on what I found while browsing ebay last night.