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Forum topic by Brett posted 02-07-2013 04:52 PM 969 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett

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02-07-2013 04:52 PM

(Sorry if this is a duplicate)

I think Patrick Leach needs to add this “newly discovered” Stanley plane to his “Blood and Gore” page:

Details on eBay (no, I’m not the seller):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Stanley-No-5-HEAVY-BULLNOSE-PLANE-Excellent-9-1-2-Length-/251222350724?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7e04db84

-- More tools, fewer machines.


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#1 posted 02-07-2013 05:32 PM

The sad part is that there are currently seven bids up to $34 (broken tote and all). Looks like I need to start buying $20 #5’s and breaking them.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 05:48 PM

I have a number six size rich con over plane that I turned into one of those. I use it often and find it to be a very effective chisel plane. BTW that plane your looking at is not factory. It used to be fairly common and a good use of a plane once it has been put on the B string.

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crank49

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#3 posted 02-07-2013 05:48 PM

That bullnose looks just like a #5 broke-back plane.

Gee, I wish Stanley had given each version different numbers.
It gets confusing with so many different #5s.

Let’s see, the 4 1/2 is taken, is there a 5 1/2?
Or maybe 1/2-A-5 would be more appropriate.

I’d be willing to buy one of those for 1/2-A-$20 bill but the price has gone too high for me.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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rkober

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#4 posted 02-07-2013 05:58 PM

The seller really knows his tools though. Did you see his #4 plane with a convex blade? Known as a scrub plane to the rest of the world.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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Brett

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#5 posted 02-07-2013 06:00 PM

rkober, I saw that “no. 4” scrub plane, too. I didn’t realize it is from the same seller.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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bondogaposis

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#6 posted 02-07-2013 07:03 PM

Some people shouldn’t be allowed to own a hacksaw.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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rejo55

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#7 posted 02-07-2013 07:12 PM

If I’m not mistaken (and I often am) this guy had that plane on a couple of weeks ago with both pieces in the photo. Maybe he wised up, deleted the front part, re-named it and posted it as a No. 5 bullnose. Did anyone else see that plane?

Have a good’un
Joe

-- rejo55, East Texas

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#8 posted 02-07-2013 07:26 PM

I agree with bondo, hacksaws should be banned from some hands.

But “big-brother” government intervention would become the norm. it’ll all start soon with “show me your papers” WWII style for a speeding ticket, with a bit of hassle for having a CHL in your wallet, but what will get you tased I tell ya, will be the hacksaw in the backseat with a worn blade and a Vintage Stanley Sweetheart #1 in mint condition with a sawdoff handle, yup…that’lll result in tasing, arrest & trip downtown.

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#9 posted 02-07-2013 07:32 PM

I’ve actually wanted to do this for the sake of cleaning up glue jobs and such. Someone beat me to the marketing of it though…:)

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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