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poopiekat

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712 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource hand tools planes traditional antiques

I want to inspire those Lumberjocks who think that owning the newest power tool is the only road to achieving proficiency in their craft. So, while this is not a gloat, it IS possible to get out there and find some incredible hand tools, which you can tune up and cherish. Someday, you’ll also come to the conclusion that the unplugged workshop will make you the artisan that you should aspire to be. Then, you’ll be out scouting for the best old planes you can find, and other alternative tools from a different age. you will discover the joys of working with your hands, rather than simply be a machine operator in your liesure time. Anyhoo, this is what I’ve picked up over the past week or so: Photobucket Photobucket
Yeah! The nicest #45 Stanley I’ve ever found, perfect nickling and uber complete, just $130. an Albert & Lindner- Munchen beech plane, near new and nice, $40. Incredibly, a Keen Kutter Transitional, maybe? Approx Stanley #22 size, the cutter is marked, the plane itself is not, but it may have been stamped in front.
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A group of #4 planes, A Pope 9”, Buck Bros., Another awesome Rapier #400, and one generic.
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A Sargent 3415, Nice Stanley #4 1/2, Brillant #4, and a 100(?) block. 004-14 Generic 3-jaw 2-speed breast drill, generic bit brace, and mint stanley #72 double spur mortising gauge. Now go out and find some treasures out there!!! Thanks for looking!! UPDATE: Dan was able to verify that the transitional is indeed a ‘Keen Kutter”!!! Thanks again, Dan!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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Don W

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#1 posted 712 days ago

Nice haul. I’m inspired. Now to pick up a second job to pay for my inspiration.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 712 days ago

Does your newspaper have a Garage Sale section?

You’re on a ROLL!

Good stuff you’re getting… Yes… Treasures!

Enjoy!

Are you going to use’em or fixup & sell’em?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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ITnerd

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#3 posted 712 days ago

PK, really nice haul sir!! That 45 is super minty, and I’m digging the Brilliant plane. I saw my first one in the wild last week, and didn’t know what to make of the adjustment mechanism. Yours looks like it has a full iron on it, very cool. Really nice knob on that 4 1/2 too. Congrats on all the great additions to your family, thanks for sharing!

Chris

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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poopiekat

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#4 posted 712 days ago

Thanks for the great replies!! DonW: yeah, I have the best wife in the world! She didn’t mind when I hit the ATM three times at the Antiques show today! Joe L: Sometimes I find myself in the desert, not a worthwhile plane to be found, and then Bam! They’re everywhere! Nope, I have never sold any. I don’t do much to rehab, except to remove enough red rust so that they don’t leave a streak on the surface of the wood. That and some diligent sharpening, using the techniques I’ve learned here on LJ. ITNerd: Yeah, those Brillants are weird, with that twin-post depth mechanism. Kinda like a Stanley #151 spoke shave! I have to keep ‘em away from the red Rapiers, the colors clash on the shelf! The 4 1/2 is the first one I’ve seen with a corrugated sole, I’m not such a fan of the corrugated ones, but it was $25 from the old-timer who bought it new…50 years ago, he said! He thinks there’s more in his basement, and he has my number. Happy hunting!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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jjw5858

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#5 posted 712 days ago

Great haul for sure! Wow you found some nice things here. 4 1/2 looks nice too!

Keep on hunting and showing them off!

Joe

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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poopiekat

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#6 posted 712 days ago

I gotta say, I really have those weird compulsions to buy certain stuff. Like…1960’s hardbound books based on TV shows like ‘Combat!’, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and Rat Patrol. Beacon or Dietz kerosene lanterns…How and Why Wonder Books from the early ‘60’s (I almost have the full set,) any vintage 3-Stooges items, National Lampoon magazines, Roseville pottery, Medalta crockery, plant pots marked “McCoy #7, and most weird, snap-in shelf brackets for Knape/Voit shelving standards!! Yikes, I have milk crates full of ‘em!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Arlin Eastman

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#7 posted 712 days ago

I can not wait until I can go to those kind of sales. :)

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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poopiekat

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#8 posted 712 days ago

I’m going to be lazy and ask if anyone has knowledge about the existence of Keen Kutter transitionals. The sole closely matches my #22 Union, and #22 Stanley as pictured, but the cap iron is smooth like a Union, and painted black. The cutter is enscribed ‘Keen Kutter’....could this be the real thing, or it it just another Union, or other brand?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#9 posted 712 days ago

I see you snagged a few lookers there. You have quite the ecclectic collection. Congrats on the great finds and additions.

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poopiekat

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#10 posted 712 days ago

Arlin: I know a bit about the mobility issues you have, and if you’re still wheelchair-bound, an indoor antique show is where you’ve gotta be! I noticed quite a few people today with mobility assistance in several forms, and these indoor venues always have accessible entries, and facilities to enable the challenged. You might not strike gold right away, but after attending a few shows you’re bound to discover the deals that will make your day! jjw: Yes, the 4 1/2 will be getting the treatment first, this one deserves some refurbishing, and will undoubtedly become one of my favored users. I only have one other plane of these dimensions, a generic with a cutter that is stamped <rae> inside a diamond, so I’m glad to get a real one finally! Truth is, I do indeed often get skunked with a full day of yardsaling, or attending a show, so this was a very good weekend for me here in no-wood-land. Once I get my hands on a few #30 to #34 Stanley transitionals…I’ll be happy. Heck, I’ve never seen one, except in pictures! Shane: thanks for the kind words!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Brett

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#11 posted 712 days ago

poopiekat, where do you live? I’m going to buy a house in your town.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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poopiekat

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#12 posted 711 days ago

Brett: Planes do seem to come up around here, but it is because there are no woodworkers to speak of! So I tend to get some scoops now and then. Problem is, there’s no local native lumber! That’s the problem! Jeez, back east I was swimming in lumber, here there is little to be had, no local sawmills, no trees to speak of, with any kind of yield. So I’ve got a stash of mill ends and industrial clearance lumber, what I have to buy from the big-box retailer is a deal-breaker most of the time. ps, I bought every plane I saw at that antique show, except for a wayyy overpriced #78. I already own seven of them!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 711 days ago

Those are worthy pieces .
It rightfully belongs to a caring hands …
Good catch!

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Brett

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#14 posted 711 days ago

poopieKat, my problem is that I live in a newer part of the country that never really had a woodworking history. So, most of the (few) vintage woodworking tools that are for sale around here were brought from back east. However, if you want to buy some branding irons, barbed wire fencing, or agriculture implements, we’ve got that in spades.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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racerglen

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#15 posted 710 days ago

Poopie, that Brillant #4, is it maked 4 or are using that as a size reference ? I know we talked about them a while back as I have one but mine’s a 300 .

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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