Rust hunter, Part 2

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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 03-05-2012 08:24 PM 1383 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2012 08:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip plane handsaw

I was out and about today. Stopped in at three “thrift stores” in the downtown Sidney, Ohio area. One had a Stanley Handyman plane @ $10. Red painted frog, red paint in the box that says Stanley Handyman. About the size of a #4.

There was also about a dozen handsaws, prices from $2 -$5. One or two good handles, the others? Well if you like rust buckets…

Second store (right beside the first one) had a molding plane. I guess it was, anyway. It was to make Astragals BUT, no iron, and NO wedge. Still, for $2, I suppose i could MAKE them. The second store also had a supply of handsaws. Same price range, same “quality”....

Went to the third store ( on Poplar and main) to check on their tools. This is the store that the Bailey #8c came from. Still had the stanley #26, still @ $35

Still had a few handsaws (downstairs, with a with other tools)

They also had a wooden handplane. @$20. Skewed iron, seems to be a rabbet plane. Didn’t see any other markings. It DID have the iron, though, AND the wedge.

Did I buy anything? When there is just $.30 in my pocket? Might go back later in the week, though….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 09:06 PM

I have been going to this antique shop in town, I found a Stanley Victor #1105 joiner picked that up for $23.00 went back later and got a fulton smoother for $19.00. the Stanley frog on it was red like the one you mentioned and the Chip breaker too. I bought it to use so I stripped the paint off and reconditioned the bottom, works great. The Fulton still had the decal on it, which is pretty cool. I haven’t done anything to that one, don’t need to it works Awesome! Micro Thin ribbons of wood! I love finding a good deal.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 09:10 PM

So your scouting now. Happy hunting.

Here was my last outing.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 11:20 PM

I have stopped in a few antique shops and whatnot in my area lately, just little “hole in the wall” type places really. But being up here in Maine, where old tools abound, I. Figured it was worth a shot anyway.

I did manage to find some neat old tools in a few places, but not having really planned to stop in these places, i didn’t have any cash on me, so I’ll need to return.

One piece I found, and intend to purchase if it’s there when I return, is a coffin smooth plane that had it’s iron bedded at nearly 55 degrees (Smartphones and angle-finder apps are awesome!). The plane was in good shape, with no chips in the wood-which was nicely aged and not abused, mouth OK and nice patina on the iron, which was thick and lacked a breaker. The iron will need work, flattening and sharpening, but all in all, a very nice plane with a reasonable price of $18.

I also spotted some nice vintage draw-knives, both curved and straight, a few timber-framing chisels, a massive 2-man buck saw, bow-saw, a few iron planes (with their share of rust), some hand-saws, screw-drivers, chisels and other odds and ends, including a massive 2”+ diameter auger around 2’ in length with wooden T-handle. It was rusty and the wood aged, but still very cool!

I had never thought to look in antique shops and thrift stores for tools, but aafter it was suggested to me here, I decided to take a look around, and I’m glad I did. I love the history these old tools have, and some of them have quite the story to tell just from the wear they exhbit.

-- Kenny

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 11:45 PM

There is a town a ways from here to the north east, called East Liberty, Ohio. Rt 31 runs right through the center of town. Last time I was through there, there were about TEN Antique Stores on that one street. I may have to make the one hour drive back over there, some day…..

To the south of here, along St Rt 36, east of piqua, Ohio, there are a couple Antique shops. I will look around in Piqua to see IF any more thrift stores are there. Scouting for rust is half the fun of hunting for the rusty ones….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#5 posted 03-06-2012 12:57 PM

Best I’ve seen yet was a family friend stopped by, had to show me what he’d picked up from a Value Village thrift store.
Three gunmetal Marples infil planes, all three for under 100 dollars, but he left the 4th behind.
Sigh..He’s keeping them in the purple and gold Crown Royal bags.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#6 posted 03-06-2012 08:02 PM

Man, these walk-abouts are getting to me. Todays little walking trip happened to go past one of TWO REAL HARDWARE stores in town. This one was the ACE one on North Main Ave. Not much in wood working hand tools, BUT, there was something that caught my eye. A wooden saw handle, pre cut for a saw blade. pre finished as well. All one needs to do is drill for the sawnuts. That would be the trick, though. How do you line up the hole locations blind like that?

ONE Handplane, a Stanley block plane…. bummer.

maybe tomorrow, I’ll walk around the block and wind up at the other hardware store…....

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 03-07-2012 11:06 AM

Bandit, can I come live with you? Every plane I see around here….they want big dollars for.

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