|Forum topic by Dozuki31||posted 07-01-2012 06:25 PM||1242 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-01-2012 06:25 PM
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.
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!