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542 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor antiques cheezy planes rabone

An antiques show today, kinda tough buying anything of note… and then this thing showed up at a table: A genuine “Sea Gull” plane, manufactured in Taiwan!! Ta-Dahhh! Pressed steel base and frog, plastic tote and knob, and delicious Hemi Orange paint! Who could refuse? Unused, it was $5.00!! I’m not sure if this is a knock-off of that Harbour Freight #33 that some people turn into scrubs. Whoever had a sick enough mind to foist such an abomination upon woodworking mankind should be severely punished… yet, I could not look away, so it came home with me. Maybe the cutter will fit a #151 spoke shave I have. Just had to share!


Otherwise, just a handful of vintage tools, a Handyman plane, (sorry, DonW!) a #64 spokeshave which I don’t have, Viking horse hair bench brush, and another Rabone folding ruler for my collection. all just a tad over $20 today! Hardly justifies the $5 admission, but the hunger continues!

-- 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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#1 posted 542 days ago

No offense but I am glad i do not have this plane, this thing is ugly.
The only good thing about it is that it easy to find in the sawdudst

-- Bert

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#2 posted 542 days ago

I figured a Harbour Freight aficionado like yourself, B2rtch, would be able to verify whether this is a twin to the HF #33. Any idea? Nope, nothing you can say about this plane would bother me; I bought it for the sacriligeous abomination that it is…

-- 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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#3 posted 542 days ago

The color of the Sea Gull plane looks like Hunter Orange. I guess that’s the one to use if you’re handplaning and deer hunting at the same time!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#4 posted 542 days ago

A HF knockoff? Lol…could there be such a thing?

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#5 posted 542 days ago

Ahh, Don B, so it’s maybe for planing deer racks? Lol I get it, planing outside during hunter season?

-- 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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#6 posted 542 days ago

Lol, Shane.... Could it be? in the Bizarro World, maybe the knockoffs are better than the originals? LOL…
I just looked at the HF listing for a #33, it’s got a cast iron sole and brass hardware, much better than this thing.

-- 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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#7 posted 542 days ago

I might have been tempted to buy that plane too. Just to brag that I owned the worst plane ever concieved. Its so bad that its almost cool. Kind of like owning a mint Ford Pinto.

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#8 posted 542 days ago

All it needs are yellow flames painted on the side…

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#9 posted 542 days ago

If you can figure out a way to throw that thing, it’d be great for trap shooting. I’d even paint the handyman the same color just to do the same thing. :-)

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

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#10 posted 542 days ago

Tedstor: That’s exactly why I DID buy it! It takes the pressure off, because no plane I ever buy in the future will be as disgusting as this one,...oh wait, what if I find another Sea Gull that’s full of rust and cracks?

-- 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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#11 posted 542 days ago

I knew DonW would remind me of his contempt for Stanley Handyman planes! Over the past year or 2 I’ve avoided buying Handyman’s on Don’s advice, but it was a package deal with the cool Rabone boxwood ruler, which I also need another one of like a hole in the head. My city is officially devoid of good used planes, I’m getting 1 to 3 planes a week arriving from eBay deals to feed my cravings. ChuckC: I’m trying to decide on a color to paint ALL my planes…never thought of a flames motif!

-- 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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#12 posted 542 days ago

The HF plane in fact looks pretty good certainly much better than this one and it is made of cast iron, only the blades look similar.
I understand that the HF plane can be made in a good user.

-- Bert

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#13 posted 542 days ago

Let me know what you think. I hope you love the Handyman. I’ve got a few I’ll give you a good deal on. Even the ones I could actually get to work, which I’ll admit is most of them, but the two or three I just wouldn’t do what I wanted soured me.

The sad thing is, you know when they made that orange beauty the thought was, “we’ll get some suckers to buy this thing”.

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

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#14 posted 542 days ago

Thanks, Bert! Though I’ve heard the grain is painted on, I understand that these #33s perform pretty well. I’d almost consider getting one, but I’d use it for converting to a scrub plane, like a Stanley #40.

-- 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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#15 posted 542 days ago

DonW: I’ve got a bunch of Handymans, when I read about how dissatisfied you are with them some time ago, something about not holding an edge, mine all went to the back of the shelf. I’ll use them for traders, or whatever…

-- 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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