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Lilskip

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03-26-2012 08:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley 55 combination plane hand plane woodworking restoration

My Buddies father in law passed away and we had to drive upstate and clean out his property (house and workshop). While him and his wife was going through and sorting between the Keep pile and the throw away pile. I was looking at some the stuff from the workshop I seen a shoebox with an Old Stanley Plane in it. Well they said I could keep it cause they was going to toss it. So I took it home. Well they have been in a bind trying to pay bills etc from the father in law. So I figured I would try and find a buyer for the Combo plane they gave me so try and help them out.

The actual plane itself is all there except for the 2 long guide bars, all the components move freely. The wood on the 2 side guides are in good shape and swivel nicely. The nickle coating is peeling on the Plane and it does have some rust on it.






So from what info I can find on the Stanley #55 Combo plane this one is a Sweetheart edition but I can’t find a way to nail down the year. I think it is from the late 1920’s because of the SW marking and the Patent number on it. It has all 4 cutter boxes that is missing 4 blades out of 55 but it does have 4 extras that are duplicates . I marked which ones was missing in the photos with yellow tags with the blade number that goes there. And other than a little bit of rust on them none are broken or chipped.





I am not a collector of planes and I was just going to dispaly it as it was in my shop[ but I figured someone on here might want it for a project to restore and I just want to help my buddy out with his bills. I have looked around and I think $200 OBO would be a fair price plus shipping . If I am under or overpricing this please let me know I am not trying to rip anyone off just trying to help a friend out.

If anyone is interested you can message me here, email me at lilskip5199@gmail.com or call me at 678-478-3188

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canadianchips

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 09:05 PM

$200 is fair. The blades used to sell for $45 each box.
I just bought one in December ...(She says I am NOT allowed any more #55’s)

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Lilskip

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 11:43 PM

Thats good I just didn’t want to rip anyone off. I seen ones that was in better condition between 400-1000 so I am glad that is a descent asking price for it. I’ll ship it in a Flat Rate box so shipping shouldn’t be that bad.
Thanks
David

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 12:32 AM

Thank you Lilskip, & Canadianchips, The 55 found a new home.

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Lilskip

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 12:35 AM

Thanks Waho6o9. I’ll have it shipped to you first thing in the Morning. I’m boxing it up right now.
Thanks
David.

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 12:36 AM

I’ll take it if the others fall through. spj

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waho6o9

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#6 posted 03-29-2012 08:46 PM

Delivered as promised, and wicked quick too.

Thanks again Lilskip, it’s a pleasure doing business with you.

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#7 posted 03-29-2012 08:50 PM

Wow, I wish I had seen this earlier. Bastards:)

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DouginVa

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 11:45 PM

Hey guys, does anybody know of a source for the manual that came with this plane? I am about to purchase one off Craigslist. It has soo many adjustments, etc. I figured the user needs instructions to get it to work as designed.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#9 posted 02-20-2013 11:49 PM

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#10 posted 02-21-2013 08:02 PM

Thanks Mosquito!

Next question: I just got mine off C/L and I’d like to start refurbishing it….there’s a very small amount of rust and it’s just “dull” in general. I understand these are nickel plated and I want to restore it’s luster. I was going to give it an electrolysis bath but I heard somewhere that that can cook off the nickel finish. I DON”T WANT THAT.

Mine also is missing one of the wood fences. I’ll be looking on E-bay for one and an original manual if I can find one. And the cutters were all loose and stored in a plastic bin, not the original wood boxes/sleeves that they came in. I’m missing some parts but I think I made a great find.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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Mosquito

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#11 posted 02-21-2013 08:29 PM

A little while ago I started a topic specific to Combination planes, if you’d want to post stuff there, you may get more replies: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/43282

As far as cleaning it up, electrolysis, and the like, I would suggest either posting in the Handplanes of your Dreams thread, or the Restoration before and after threads. Both would be a great resource for that.

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