|Forum topic by Don W||posted 542 days ago||1756 views||0 times favorited||44 replies|
542 days ago
So, its fathers day and my wife and I go to a few flea markets, antique shops and just out for a ride. So here is the days take.
I need to thank Bandit for the first one. After seeing his, and walking by this, I had to have it. It was only $15. Not bad for a $10 plane. (hopefully some sarcasm there) Its a #4 size Craftsman, corrugated sides, plastic knob and tote, still in the box with the original booklet.
My main purpose was to read the manual to see what the grooves in the sides are for. Unfortunately there is nothing in the literature that mentions it. So I have to ask, now what am I going to do with this thing?
3 more planes, I thought they were no-names, but one is an eclipse, one is a fulton (both #4) and the #5 is still unknown. Its the one with florescent orange plastic handles.
A Stanley type 20 or 21 #4. Should restore to its original glory (or what you’d call a type 20ish stanley glory)
And a Union #110 look alike. I don’t have a Union #110 look alike and I’ve needed one really bad for a while now (note: more sarcasm) But its all there, not broke, and completely restoreable with some TLC.
A #5 thats seen much much better days, but at $5, with a sweetheart blade, my Stanley type 5 #4 previously restored will now have the appropriate cap (the one on it now has the stanley lettering) and I have an extra sweetheart blade. (not to mention an extra Stanley cap)
A #18 block that’s also seen better days, but the cap is perfect and the blade is good and I’m a sucker for #18s. For $3, I’ll risk not ever needing its parts. I’m thinking that’s pretty unlikely.
And last but not least, what I believe is a type 10 or 11 #5 1/2. I paid $5. It needs a blade and some TLC, but this one will become my user #5 1/2. Just somethig about those type 10-11s.
So what makes today different? Weeellll, glad you asked. I have never bought a plane with a plastic tote. Today I bought 2. I have never bought a plane without any intent on using it or returning it to a user to be used, today I bought a craftsman with a box. And lastly, I have never bought a used plane in the original box(I almost wrote vintage but I’m not sure how vintage it is), I now have a plane in its original box.
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