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Forum topic by David posted 726 days ago 790 views 1 time favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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David

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726 days ago

While out picking with the family today, I found this little beauty hiding on the bottom shelf in the back. Picked it up for $45 and its in great shape, especially for being over 100 years old.

Also side note: that is a harbor freight 60” work bench in the kitchen! it works GREAT as a kitchen island, my wife loves it, and it says “a woodworkers meals are prepared here,” lol.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”


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Brandon

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#1 posted 726 days ago

Wow! Great score on the #8. Looks like you’ll need a new iron soon, but other than that everything is sweet.

I got a laugh out the kitchen island bit.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 726 days ago

I like the way it cuts the bell peppers. It’s a keeper.

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ShipWreck

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#3 posted 725 days ago

Nice score!

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Bill White

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#4 posted 725 days ago

Yep! Ya gotta quit cuttin’ veggies with that plane. Workbench or not.
Great haul, and you’ll get a good workout usin’ it.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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ShaneA

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#5 posted 725 days ago

Sweet plane and at a great price too.

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 725 days ago

seriously that aint no mandolin slicer!

“Shavings for your summer salad, sir?”

Good score.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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dhazelton

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#7 posted 725 days ago

I’ve looked at the HF bench and considered it as an island. What type of wood is it – my thinking is to sand the top and use mineral oil so it could be sliced and diced on.

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David

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#8 posted 725 days ago

Thanks everyone.
I think the wood in the bench is similar to oak. It is a hardwood, has similar open pores as oak does.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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Don W

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#9 posted 724 days ago

that looks like its in super shape. You stole it for $45. Nice find.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 724 days ago

Looks like a deal to me!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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