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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 03-04-2012 07:37 PM 1107 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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03-04-2012 07:37 PM

I just bought one of these at a swap meet. A little surface rust and a broken handle. Clean break, easily repaired.
Paid $25. I really don’t know much about values. How did I do?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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ShaneA

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 07:45 PM

How about a picture, so we can see what type. Sounds fair from a distance. Enjoy.

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 07:53 PM

Thanks for the reply, Shane. I’ll get a picture a little later.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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patron

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 10:19 PM

well gene
for not posting a picture
post haste

you are requested to read
‘handplanes of your dreams’

all of it

there is a small 28,362 page questionair
at the end
to fill out

and you will be added to the member roll

oh yes …. send bertha the $25 as proof of purchase

Congratulations !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Don W

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 01:45 AM

what David said…..

:-)

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

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 02:01 AM

LOL, that’s quite a punishment, David.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 03-05-2012 02:38 AM

That is a treat, Brandon. Not a punishment. Readers of all 10K – plus posts are in rarified air.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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racerglen

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 01:01 PM

I don’t know..$25 bucks to Al seems a little steep ?
maybe just read all the posts and War and Peace to boot

;-)

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 03-05-2012 10:12 PM

Here are some pictures of my planes. The first one is two #5s. The one I payed $25 for is closest.

This next two pics are of a #4, The two #5s , a #5 1/2 and a #6. The #6 is grooved. Both the 4 and 6 have patent dates of “March 05 02”, “August 19 02” and “April 19 02” Couldn’t find any dates on the others.

All but the one #5 were given to me. Not pictured is a #71 in the box. Also a gift.

One of these days, I’ll get around to restoring them, if they are worth it. Whaddaya think?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 03-05-2012 10:18 PM

They are definitely worth restoring. You’ve got a pretty complete set there. The only addition you may want is a #7 or #8 for a jointer, but the #6 would work too.

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

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 03-05-2012 10:23 PM

Thanks, Don.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 03-05-2012 10:35 PM

A nice catch. They look as they will clean up nicely. I tried to read that thread one evening. I fell asleep. Not because it was boring, because of the length.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#12 posted 03-05-2012 10:42 PM

Have fun with the new toys. :)

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#13 posted 03-06-2012 07:04 AM

Great Find! Now, have you sharpened them yet, and tried to plane all that mesquite????

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 03-06-2012 12:40 PM

Nope, Gerry. One of these days I’ll start restoring them.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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