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Gene Howe

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860 days ago

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 860 days ago

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 860 days ago

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 860 days ago

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 859 days ago

what David said…..

:-)

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

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Brandon

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#5 posted 859 days ago

LOL, that’s quite a punishment, David.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 859 days ago

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 859 days ago

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, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 859 days ago

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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Don W

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#9 posted 859 days ago

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.com

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 859 days ago

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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Dave

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#11 posted 859 days ago

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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ShipWreck

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#12 posted 859 days ago

Have fun with the new toys. :)

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Gerry

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#13 posted 858 days ago

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 858 days ago

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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