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CharlieM1958

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703 days ago

From what I’ve read, these are fairly hard to find in undamaged condition. When I was browsing new listings on eBay the other day, this had just been posted with a buy-it-now price of $15. It looked like the only thing wrong with it was a bit of surface rust, so I jumped on it.

Sure enough, it cleaned up like a champ. The japanning was in such decent shape, all I really did was give it a bath in Evap-o-Rust, and a wire brushing. The blade and both mouths are pristine.

Yeah, I suck. :-)

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


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JL7

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#1 posted 703 days ago

Wow Charlie…..nice score…...that cleaned up nice! What a bargain!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 703 days ago

nice catch Charlie
I bought one a few years ago though I pay´d a bit more since mine still was in the orignal box
wrapped with the original oilpaper I don´t care about this collecter isue with box = higher price
it just happen to be so that at that time I didn´t had the time for restoring tools :-)

Dennis

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 703 days ago

Bad news Charlie, you overpaid, its a fake! Being a supportive fellow LJ and nice guy, I will offer to buy it, so you are not out any money…just the kind of guy I am.

Congrats, it looks awesome.

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404 - Not Found

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#4 posted 703 days ago

That’s a beauty! I’m amazed at how well it cleaned up.

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Don W

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#5 posted 703 days ago

Charlie, I watch new listing on ebay all the time. Every time I hit ebay I start on the newly listed hoping to hit a deal like some of yours. That is a great find. That would have been a great price on a #130, but a #131? Wow!

Nice job on the clean up too.

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

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grizzman

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#6 posted 703 days ago

what a beauty charlie…you sure do clean them up nicely…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 703 days ago

That’s just plane ourty. Nice job. Nice find.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 703 days ago

Nice Charlie.

That cleaned up real well.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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HorizontalMike

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#9 posted 703 days ago

You lucky dog, you…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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bondogaposis

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#10 posted 703 days ago

That’s a new one on me, is it a smoother?

-- Bondo Gaposis

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 703 days ago

That’s a super bargain and very nice restoration, well done on both counts Charlie.

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barecycles

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#12 posted 703 days ago

Now Charlie, you don’t suck until someone else says you suck.

You suck!

I guess I’m gonna have to go back to looking on ebay for great bargains like this.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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waho6o9

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#13 posted 703 days ago

Congratulations Charlie! I’m glad you scored a great plane.

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 703 days ago

Bondo, scroll down this page get the scoop on the #131.

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

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davidroberts

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#15 posted 703 days ago

SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKK

Man that cleaned up nice.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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