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popmandude

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1024 days ago

I managed to get these 8 items for $100.00, that’s how I came up with the $12.50. I still don’t know for a fact this #1 is authentic, so please chime in if you have any thoughts. Here is what I do know. The brass depth wheel is solid, not hallowed. The depth thread rod is parallel to the sole. No adjusting lever, no numbers cast or stamped into the base, but the letter B appears behind the frog, and on the back of the lever cap. #4 smoother #65 low angle block #1
two millers falls 1430 chisels ( don’t care for the plastic handles)
parker #85 fret saw
w butcher 1/8” mortice chisel
and a made in japan egg beater

The only spot of rust is shown on the left cheek. I sure hope this isn’t one of them replica knock offs, but hopes are high. If some one needs to see pics other than whats shown to determine just let me know what you need to see. These millers falls chisels are 1/2 and 1/4 inch, if anyone needs one or both to complete a set, let me know.

Hoping for a buncha “YOU SUCKs”
Randy


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JFobare

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#1 posted 1024 days ago

Sorry I can’t be of any help…but what I can say is nice score regardless….looks like a great plane!
Joshua

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pierce85

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#2 posted 1024 days ago

Wow… So what do you plan to do with it?

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1024 days ago

I’d say you have a Type 1 or Type 2, manufactured before 1873, and it’s worth a lot of money.

Oh, and you suck!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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thedude50

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#4 posted 1024 days ago

YA IT LOOKS LIKE A TYPE 1 OR 2 AND BE VERY CAREFUL WITH IT IT IS WORTH A LOT OF MONEY!
as charlie m said, it is a rare plane, wow what a score.In that kind of shape it will go for hundreds i will gladly buy it from you at a fair market value but will need to know a few days ahead of time so i have cash on hand to pay for it. i would like to see higher res photos of casting marks etc to say for sure but i will buy it either way please be careful with it and put it in a plane sock be sure to oil it as described on the lie Nilson web site.

i think i am the first to offer to buy it so if you do want to sell please sell to me first

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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racerglen

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#5 posted 1024 days ago

It looks like a SCORE from here.. Can I touch it ????/

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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popmandude

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#6 posted 1023 days ago

pierce85…I plan to use it. I do know they are relatively fragile, and the soles are fairly thin, but there has to be a use for it in the shop somewhere. I like to take old planes an make them shine like new, but I think this one will keep its patina. Just a good cleaning with something mild and then an oil rub down.

charlie.. I read about you #2, an that one is on my list also.

hey dude!!! Thanks for the offer but I think I will hang on to this one for a while. Heck, maybe I’ll be able to retire one of these days after all.

Glen.. If our paths ever cross, I’ll even let ya use it.

Thanks for lookin folks
Randy

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Bertha

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#7 posted 1023 days ago

It’s legit. You’re one lucky dude.

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

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Don W

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#8 posted 1023 days ago

the B castings planes were made 1899-1902, but the solid knob and no lateral adjustment puts it earlier than that. Its possible some parts have been replaced. Go to the hyperkitten dating flow chart and see what you come up with.

You don’t just suck. You SUCK BIG TIME.

That’s one rare find you’ve got there. Its valuable and its a sweet little plane. I’d use it to, but only on special occasions. Its like that 160 year anniversary bottle of Jack I got, I plan to drink it, but probably on the day I retire. Hey, I’d even trade that bottle of Jack for that #1. You don’t know me well enough, but to those that do know I don’t part with my jack very easily.

Enjoy it. I hope you find a $9 #2 to go with it and post it here so we can all hate you a little more.

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

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SamuelP

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#9 posted 1023 days ago

Authentic.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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blackcherry

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#10 posted 1023 days ago

A cool grand my friend if not slightly higher and oh yea you SUCK…lol

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Bill White

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#11 posted 1023 days ago

I know that the plane is getting all the press, and rightly so, but the Butcher chisel is another good catch. I have a bunch of Butcher stuff that I have collected over the years. Very good quality cast steel. Look up W. Butcher. Some interesting reading.
Bill

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WayneC

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#12 posted 1023 days ago

That is a huge you suck!

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

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BTKS

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#13 posted 1022 days ago

YOU
SUCK!!!!
Good find and score!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Tomcat1066

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#14 posted 1022 days ago

Just wanted to chime in with my own “You suck”, from the bottom of my heart :)

-- "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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drfunk

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#15 posted 1000 days ago

Just FYI. The number 1’s and 2’s do not follow any of the normal “type studies”. The best way to date it is the casting marks and the label on the blade. If there is no label on the front of the blade, you may need to turn it over, some time they stamped them on the back – or somebody sharpened the wrong side. The B casting 1899-1902 era is a good fit from what I can see. Not an “early” type – but VERY rare in this kind of condition none the less.

Congratulations!

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