|Forum topic by tvfd911||posted 387 days ago||784 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
387 days ago
First off, I’ve lurked the forums here for quite a while and finally decided to join. A little history- when I was growing up, I spent a lot of time in Grandpa’s wood shop. College and getting life established kept me preoccupied, but the itch to make shavings is too strong to put off any longer, so I’m getting a proper tool set together and cleaning the oil and grease out of the garage from previous projects.
To the point of the post. I’ve been getting together and tuning a set of hand planes. One of which is an early 4 1/2 with the front knob not having the ring cast around it. The knob is missing and the tote is missing its top quarter, so I bought what looked like a suitable knob donor until I got it home and realized it was older than I expected and might be worth more to someone else as a complete plane than a parts donor. I’m not into and will hold firm to not personally collecting bench planes, just not my thing. Too many other interests taking up space as it is.
From what I can tell, it is a type 3. The damage I can find is a busted tote and a chip in the mouth. No cracks from the limited amount of cleaning I did. Knowing that collectors prefer originality or at least their own cleaning extent/methods, I’m not about to take away their opportunity.
-So, what do I do with it?
Flickr doesn’t appear to like it when I attempt to embed a photo into the post, so here are a couple links. (sad considering I pay them to store photos)