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Don W

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843 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: planes restore stanley wards master dunlop

My first real Flea Market of the season. Off to a fair start.

A stanley #29 ($15)
A stanley #7 ($20)
2 stanley #5 ($15 ea)
A Millers Falls #900 ($5)
A Dunlop #4 ($5)
A Wards Master #4 ($5)
An American Boy Block ($3)
A stanley #130 ($3)
A 110 block ($3)
What I thought was a 110, but its not. ($3)
A dunlop egg beater ($1)
A Breadt drill ($1) I believe its a Millers Falls
A couple of wood clamps ($6 ea)
A 2 dollar Disston (brass hardware)
A Starrett ($10) I needed the center finder.

Spent some time on the cleanup today. (nothing posted was painted, just cleaned, sharpened and tested for ’’good to go”)

The type 5 #7 After clean up.

Isn’t she purdy!!

Stanley 130 block after clean up

American Boy Block after clean up

The Stanley #29 is almost perfect except for a chip from the front corner of the sole. The 3 – #4s are just for restore and resale. Pictures to come later.

I’m already busing the clamps to re-glue the tote on the Wards Master.

2 more weeks then Stormville flea market. I always do well there.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com


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RussellAP

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#1 posted 843 days ago

Nice buys, I may have to try this flee market stuff.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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ShipWreck

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#2 posted 843 days ago

Nice work Don, I went out to a few flea markets this week. People want extreme prices around here for old planes. My only deals are off Ebay so far.

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bandit571

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#3 posted 843 days ago

I’ve found a few things out there…...

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

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barecycles

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#4 posted 843 days ago

Nice find Don.

This goes w/o saying but I’ll say it anyway…I hate you ;)

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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Don W

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#5 posted 843 days ago

I was worried at first. There were a couple of dealers at the beginning asking outrageous prices. One #6 painted blue, badly rusted, for $75. Even the guy I wound up buying the 2 – #5s and the #7 from had some ridiculous prices on some of his planes. I bundled and came out ahead. (I watch the pickers, I know the buzz words now) :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Don W

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#6 posted 843 days ago

Bandit, you don’t count, I have to drive to get to my sales, you just walk around town. There goes bandit on another walk about. :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 843 days ago

Great haul, Dan!

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 843 days ago

If that 130 goes on the site, I get dibs!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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SnowyRiver

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#9 posted 843 days ago

Quite a haul…congrats !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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canadianchips

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#10 posted 843 days ago

Key words—-BUNDLE, it works..Nice finds.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Don W

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#11 posted 843 days ago

Smitty, the 130 is going in the collection.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Brad

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#12 posted 843 days ago

Don, all that for less than $100! Whatever your rehab process, it restored the #7 back to its former beautiful self. $20 bucks and a little elbow grease…that’s simply amazing.

I’ve heard that the #130 doesn’t score well on the user scale, but boy is it eye catching. You’ve gotta like a plane that has two mouths for a blade. Been on the lookout for one around here (north Denver). But alas, after a year of looking I only just last week scored what I’d call a quality plane. The rest have made up a pitiful parade of Craftsman, Handyman, and no name brand bench planes.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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davidroberts

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#13 posted 842 days ago

Don, I’ve visited your webpage a few time. Didn’t ,ale the connection. Love the site. Real eye candy. I think it was your site that gave me a good appreciation for the cambered plane iron. You show some excellent examples.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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Don W

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#14 posted 842 days ago

Brad, all I did on that #7 was wash it down with wd40, oil it with fluid film, wire brushed the bare metal pieces, sharpened it, sanded the wood, gave the wood a coat of brush oil and put it back together. I probably don’t have much more than an hour into it.

I wasn’t looking for a 130 at all, I just found a box of block plane for $3 ea. I sorted through that box 2 or 3 times, but the 3 I found were all that struck me. It seems you never find what your looking for, so I typically just look for cool stuff.

Thanks for the complement David.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#15 posted 842 days ago

I love the 7 cant believe how fast you restored it. The double sided block is really cool too.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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