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Brett

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739 days ago

Is there a market for non-Stanley No. 1 hand planes? I found this Ohio Tool No. O1 at an antique mall today:

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willie

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#1 posted 739 days ago

If the price is right! How much are you asking?

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#2 posted 739 days ago

I’m mainly curious if their worth is anywhere close to that of a true Stanley No. 1.

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#3 posted 739 days ago

I don’t think they’re on equal ground with a Stanley #1 as far as price. I have seen several Stanleys, well out of my budget, but never an Ohio Tool #01. I had a friend that was a major collector and I know he did not have one. I’ll do a little digging and see what I can find out.

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#4 posted 738 days ago

It will be worth much more the a stanley # 1.

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willie

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#5 posted 738 days ago

I came up empty. I was not able to find anything on your plane. There’s a few more places I can look so I’m not giving up yet. You might have a really rare plane on your hands.

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#6 posted 738 days ago

You might try emailing Ohio tool collectors. they may be able to point you to an appraiser. All references I see say its worth more than a Stanley #1.

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Brett

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#7 posted 738 days ago

Thanks for the info, everyone.

Is there any interest in seeing some more pictures?

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#8 posted 738 days ago

Will you tell us what you paid for it?

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#9 posted 738 days ago

Definitely would like to see more pictures!

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Brett

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#10 posted 735 days ago

Okay, here are a few more pictures.

The plane is a little rough in places, but overall in pretty good shape. The japanning is 100%. There is a light coating of dust on some of the interior parts of the plane. The tip of the tote is missing a piece, but the rest of the tote and knob are excellent. There are some voids in the side and sole, probably from the original casting. Strangely, the sole has two different kinds of metal: the center is one color and there are two irregular bands along both edges. I think the pattern of scratches and voids in the sole indicate the two-color sole is most likely original, and not the result of a later repair. Maybe the plane was some sort of prototype, or perhaps it was an early copy and the manufacturing techniques were not as well developed.

Any thoughts?

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David Craig

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#11 posted 734 days ago

I would go to a professional and get an estimate on it. It looks like it was re-coated at some point so would not rely on the 100% japanning. The edges look like there was a mask and spray job in its past. I would follow the Ohio Tools link for email first. It might not fetch collector value but you could probably do decent with one wanting it for a user. I, myself, probably would not want a smoother lower than a no. 3.

Nice find,

David

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Bertha

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#12 posted 734 days ago

It’s worth a ton of dough, brother.

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willie

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#13 posted 734 days ago

Nice little plane! I still can’t find any info. Keep us posted when you find out any more about it.

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#14 posted 731 days ago

On the subject of ohio planes I’ll post this here.
A few months ago i picked up a ohio block plane #0220 at a yard sale for 4 bucks,not knowing
or even heard of ohio planes. Its in good shape. Can anybody tell me anything about this plane.

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#15 posted 731 days ago

Is “Ohio Tool” the same corporation as “Ohio Arts”? The logo looks similar, though Ohio Arts specialized in primarily toys made of metal, like spin tops, toy guns and stamped steel cars and trucks.
Excellent plane by the way! I have an Eclipse #2 and wonder if the high price for the #1 and #2 Stanleys have driven up the prices on the off-brands, or if there is indeed an independent demand for the off-brands by maker.

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