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Forum topic by Dozuki31 posted 07-01-2012 06:25 PM 1710 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-01-2012 06:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley no 140 sw low angle stanley 5c spear and jackson plane

Today I took my weekly trip down to a local flea market to see what I could find. The past 4 weekends have been terrible due to rain and not many vendors. I was getting a bit discouraged because I hadn’t found anything in a few weeks. However, today was great and I found a few things that I’m pretty excited to have found.

I wouldn’t say i got rock bottom prices, but i felt it was a fair price, and these will all be users so turning a profit is not a factor for me when making a purchase. I paid $65 dollars for the lot. 3 planes and 1 saw.

Here is a nice Spear and Jackson saw. I foolishly overlooked a small kink/curve in the blade, so I’m hoping I can rehab it back to health.

Next is a Stanley SW low angle block plane.

I added a type 11 (i think) Stanley No. 5c to my set. I now have a No. 3,4,5 all types 10/11. Looks like someone was trying to restore this guy, as the japanning is all stripped.

And lastly, the plane I was most excited about, a Stanley No. 140 Skew Block Plane.

Overall, I’m very excited to add these to my fleet. A little bit of clean-up and they will be good to go. I am just wondering, on the No. 140, is this a plane that I should just do a gentle restore on? It will be a keeper and a user, but i don’t want to totally destroy its value. Its jappaning is maybe about 85% intact, so a repaint would probably be foolish. Maybe a bit of polish on the lever cap to restore is shiny look? I would like to hear your opinions on what to do.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 07-01-2012 06:45 PM

Nice score. This is a dau you should remember for a long time.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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Tyrone D

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#2 posted 07-01-2012 07:28 PM

I bought a Stanley #51 spokeshave at the flea market today for 20 bucks. It’s not a super deal, but I’ve been looking for one for a while now.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#3 posted 07-01-2012 09:05 PM

I would just take the 140 apart and clean it and then wipe it down with camillia oil or jojoba oil. The 140 alone is worth more than you paid for all of them. You suck!! :))

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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Don W

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#4 posted 07-02-2012 04:12 PM

nice finds. Even the #18 is worth close to that. I’d love to find that #140 to.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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