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Don W

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741 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: flea market restore hand planes

So I was headed to pick up this from a winning bid on ebay (only bid actually)



which is powered by this

Which is a 115/220 3 hp motor that seem like it is the size of my truck bed.

While I was picking it up I was offered this (and I’ve been looking for one so this was a nice addition)

I plan to fix up and use these 2, so any information that you may think is helpful would be appreciated.

And I brought this home, just because I thought it was cool. I have no idea what to do with it.

So what would you do with an antique shaper table?

Stopped by a flea market along the way. Discovered this.

Now I don’t usually buy them already restored, but the price was right and I’ve been looking for a #65 for a while. I don’t care for the lacquer used for the jappaning, but I know how to fix that.

And then this.

I walked away from this once, its probably a type 17,18 19ish #3. I’ve got a half a dozen #3s now I can’t get rid of, but there was something nagging me. I was pretty sure I could see a heart through the rust. And I know the SW line came out long after the cap iron screw hole was moved to the bottom.

So here is the question! What is this blade that was in this Stanley later type #3? I know its not original, but would like to know what it is from. It has the numbers “140” stamped on the back.

I wound up paying $10 with a #18 with a badly broken sole, but all other part intact. I needed the eccentric lever. (see picture below)

And last but not least, I’m figuring you guys will agree this is worth $2.

All in all, not a bad saturday.

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


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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 741 days ago

Nice haul

That spindle, I wish I was closer

I would love to get that working. :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Bertha

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#2 posted 741 days ago

Don, you’re a dirty, dirty man. That is quite the haul. That kind of day would make my life.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 741 days ago

It is amazing you still have some space left. Nice haul.

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LukieB

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#4 posted 741 days ago

Don, I’m with you, I’m baffled. I’m sure you saw the talk about that on the HPOYD forum the other day. Seems like the consensus was type 6 and earlier that had the hole up there??? So why the SW? Maybe a factory screw up?

And very nice haul indeed Don!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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bandit571

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#5 posted 741 days ago

maybe someone has a “stamp” sitting in a back room somewhere??? I have irons with Craftsman stamped on it with the hole at the top, and a Worth iron, with the hole at the top. Both seem to be sargents though.

Nice haul anyway…

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

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Brit

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#6 posted 741 days ago

Don that’s what I call a good day out. That motor is a Hoss. Congrats on your haul I can’t wait to see it all working.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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chrisstef

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#7 posted 741 days ago

That darra&james has a springfield tag on it but i know at one point in time it was in waterbury ct which is where my mother and most of my family grew up and still live. I alomst bouht one of their tablesaws last year. Id love to find the address for it. Most of those old factories are now abandoned in the city but may still stand. Walt over at brass city may have some good info.

-- "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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barecycles

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#8 posted 741 days ago

For the record, yes I agree, worth every bit of 2 bucks and then some.

How do you find this stuff? I’m soooo envious.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 741 days ago

Wow! Are you married, Don? My wife would have divorced me by now if I hauled home half the treasures you do.

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

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 741 days ago

I bet she owns stock in evaporust Charlie thats the only logical reason i can find lol.

-- "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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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 741 days ago

That’s funny, chrisstef!

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

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Don W

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#12 posted 741 days ago

married 35 years Charlie. She likes to antique as much as I do. All I can say is I hope you’re right Chris.

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

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planeBill

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#13 posted 741 days ago

I love the 65. That looks sweet even with the faux japanning. One of my personal favorite blockplanes. Nice haul all around. Hell, I thought I was big time scoring with my james swan gouge.
Hawk eye or lucky as …... ? Dont know. Congrats

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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sikrap

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#14 posted 741 days ago

Don, I’m pretty sure the “140” stamped in the iron means it was made in the 1st quarter of 1940. Oh, NICE GRAB!! on the saw :))

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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SamuelP

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#15 posted 741 days ago

Nice haul as always.

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

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