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Forum topic by russde posted 04-17-2012 05:15 PM 810 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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russde

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04-17-2012 05:15 PM

So I responded to a Craigslist ad the other day, nice fellow buys old tools and re-sells what he doesn’t want and as he prefers powered tools he sells off most of the ‘manual’ type.
I’m a novice hand plane user/owner but I couldn’t say no when he offered these 5 for $40, I bought a few hand saws and a few other do-dads as well.

The next is stamped “Kennedy & Co and is 21 1/4 />

The chip breaker has a crack at the top that I don’t think is an issue, the blade is stamped “Wm Greaves & Sons” the chip breaker is stamped “Shear Works”, both are THICK:

The fourth is 16” long and stamped PB Brooks />

The blade shows Hancock Tool Co />

The shoulder plane (at least I think it’s a shoulder plane) is stamped JR Tolman />

The blade is noticeably wider than the frame:

It’s a little rough:

I’ll probably clean up a few and sell off the others…first I guess I should figure out what to call them, proper names. Any help?
Cheers,
Russel

-- Upright and taking in nourishment--must be a good day


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#1 posted 04-17-2012 06:00 PM

A very nice buy. Enjoy them

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 06:12 PM

Love seeing those old blades….

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