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#1 posted 731 days ago

Nope, it’s worth that all day.

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

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#2 posted 731 days ago

and sometimes more…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#3 posted 731 days ago

Yup. True story.

-- "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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#4 posted 731 days ago

wow is it just that rare?

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#5 posted 731 days ago

and sometimes less, Don, you scoundrel;)
he’ll get that as a BuyNow quickly, I imagine.
It looks to be in good shape but the rear tote is questionable.

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

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#6 posted 731 days ago

I’d call it very uncommon, approaching rare.
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The smaller ones are just desirable to complete a set. I don’t consider them very functional, but I’d still love to have one. I guess I’ve got to get the #2 first, though;)

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

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#7 posted 731 days ago

I’ve got a #2… can’t say I’ve used it yet (maybe because it’s just cleaned up, not sharpened yet)...
I’d also like a #1, but unless I find one in the wild and the seller doesn’t want that much, I doubt I ever will…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#8 posted 731 days ago

^I might get the LN for S&G. With the blade backed out, it would make a sweet paperweight at work:)

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

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#9 posted 731 days ago

therookie, remember that something is worth (dollarwise) only what someone else is willing to pay. If you look at expired auctions for other Stanley No. 1 planes on eBay, you’ll find they sell for well over $1000.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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#10 posted 731 days ago

Not worth that much to a wood worker.
Worth that much to a plane collector.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#11 posted 731 days ago

^muleskinner +1

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

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#12 posted 731 days ago

As already noted, the value of collectible items bears no relation to their functionality.

I’ve even heard some folks argue that the #1’s were really only intended to be salesmen’s samples. I have a #2, and even it is too small to get a good grip on and use comfortably.

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

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DKV

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#13 posted 731 days ago

I just paid that much for a #2 at a yard sale. Or, was it a garage sale? Anyway, I forget. Needs a lot of work. BTW, can I expect to be able to buy a yard, garage or estate at any of the forenamed sales? And, it’s really confusing as to what to expect. Is garage better than yard or estate better than garage? It’s all so confusing. Help me out here Lumber Hogs.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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