Stanley No. 2 Plane Looking for a Home/Possible Restoration

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Forum topic by grfrazee posted 08-28-2012 11:57 PM 2058 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-28-2012 11:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley no2 no 2 2 hand plane restoration for sale smooth smoothing smoother

I found a Stanley No. 2 for far less than it’s worth at a flea market (or, if you will, rescued it). Its condition is a little rough with some rust on the lever cap and the iron/chipbreaker. Other than that, the tote and knob are in excellent condition, save for some finish wear and patina, and there are no chips, nicks, or gouges in the bed and the japanning is damn near 100%.

My question is: do I sell it to a collector as-is, or would it be worth more cleaned up? I’m comfortable restoring it, but I would much rather it go to a collector since it’s a bit small for my hands. I am taking offers, if anyone’s interested. Keep in mind that I’ve seen these go for >$200 on ebay.

I apologize for the somewhat blurry photos, but the light was a little low and I had to shoot with the aperture wide open. Also, the pics got cropped when I put them in the post, but please see the web album for better pictures.

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 12:04 AM

It is a great find.
When will it be my turn?

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#2 posted 08-29-2012 12:14 AM

Price range you are looking at???? S&H amounts…..

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 12:16 AM

Nice find.


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#4 posted 08-29-2012 12:19 AM

For vintage tools, restored, collected and sometimes sold

Ask fellow LJer Don W. above, HTH

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 12:20 AM

Price is anything reasonable, considering that I recently saw some go on ebay for upwards of $200.

Shipping would probably be ~$11.35 in a medium Flat Rate box (I would go with the small Flat Rate box, but I would rather spend a little more and be able to pack it well).

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 12:25 AM

I PM’ ed an offer as is. It would certainly be worth more cleaned up, derusted and put back in collector or user shape. I think $200 may be obtained after some work, but if you watch, you’ll see the same thing go for $125 on ebay.

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