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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 09-15-2012 09:30 PM 1472 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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09-15-2012 09:30 PM

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 09-15-2012 09:34 PM

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

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 09-15-2012 09:37 PM

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 09-15-2012 09:40 PM

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 09-15-2012 09:41 PM

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

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#5 posted 09-15-2012 09:44 PM

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.net

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#6 posted 09-15-2012 09:49 PM

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

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

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#7 posted 09-15-2012 10:16 PM

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 09-15-2012 11:31 PM

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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#9 posted 09-16-2012 12:15 AM

You lucky dog, you…

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

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#10 posted 09-16-2012 12:38 AM

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

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#11 posted 09-16-2012 12:43 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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barecycles

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#12 posted 09-16-2012 12:54 AM

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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#13 posted 09-16-2012 01:33 AM

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

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 09-16-2012 02:18 AM

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

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

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#15 posted 09-16-2012 02:43 AM

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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