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Forum topic by BigRedKnothead posted 530 days ago 1916 views 0 times favorited 82 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi, my name is Red, and I am a hand plane addict. It’s been 3 days since my last plane purchase/restore. This all started last year when I got decent at sharpening. My wife even caught me selling old junk on ebay to support my little habit. Please say I’m not the only one….LOL.

-- Red -- "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one." C.S. Lewis

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#1 posted 530 days ago

Nope, you’re alone. The rest of us aren’t addicted, we’re just overly impulsive and can quit any time we want to.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#2 posted 530 days ago

I won’t say I’m addicted. Nope, won’t do it. I can stop any time I want… when the checkbook runs dry. Dang it!

At least you were selling old junk to support the habit… I’ve just been buying lol

I had a good stretch of 3 whole months with out buying a plane. Then I bought a shoulder plane last month, and have gotten 3 restore type planes (bought a group of “parts” that turned out to be a nearly complete #46, and a complete #45 shy of one part). Ooops lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist -

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Mark Davisson

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#3 posted 530 days ago

Hi, Dan.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!



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#4 posted 530 days ago

You’re all weak, Pfft I’ve only bought 2 in a day so that doesn’t qualify, :)

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#5 posted 530 days ago

I am not addicted because the wife has the credit card.

I own 5 Real planes, (Sargent, Stanley, Record, OTC), and one of the first Ohio Tool wooden planes.

I also have to admit in the light of a higher truth that I have made 4 wooden planes and have designs on paper for about a dozen others.
Then there are all the pieces of planes I made that didn’t work out and the designs that weren’t viable.

nope, not addicted one little, (ummmm, Mos, what part are you missing on the 45?), bit!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#6 posted 530 days ago

Hi, Dan. Im Chris. Ive since moved my addiction from planes to chisels. Both haunt me in my sleep. Sometimes, when i cant get my fix on the street, i look stare at pictures and drool.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#7 posted 530 days ago

Actually, I’m trying to remember, and I think it might actually be complete (with both short and long rods too). The #46 is missing depth stop, slitter, slitter depth stop, and slitter nut. Also, it needs (or my other one needs, rather) one of the screws for the fence (it’s an older type, where the fence attaches to the sliding body section). That’s the whole reason I bought the set of parts, for one of those screws for my other #46 lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist -

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#8 posted 530 days ago

Check this out!!!

I can Quit any time I Want…...

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#9 posted 530 days ago

Hey….pssst. Dan…buddy. I’ve got a little somethin somethin for you.

A fresh-from-the-barn Stanley #4, type 11. It’s got a beautiful patina and she’s looking for someone just like you to take her home. Hey. What’s one little ole Type 11 in the big scheme of things buddy?

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."



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#10 posted 530 days ago

Brad, I’m your Huckleberry. Dan doesn’t work here anymore…he was….umm….fired..yeah he’s on vacation… I mean fired..yeah.

What say you soldier, let’s throw the old injun blanket down right here and make a trade.

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#11 posted 530 days ago

I had to go through a 12 step progam.. I went from 15 block placks, down to just three. I also keep them in different places, don’t want any “baby Blaock planes” sliding around the shop.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Don W

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#12 posted 530 days ago

You can get better Dan. I once went a whole week without buying one. ( but I didn’t like it)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#13 posted 530 days ago

Its not an addiction, its helping the economy. Sheesh, what’s wrong with you guys? You should be ashamed that you’re not out there buying more!! :)) To be honest, I just sold a #4 and a #5 today and it was actually painful. I can’t wait for this weekend to go out and get some more.

So Brad, old buddy old pal, what’s up on that Type 11 #4?

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#14 posted 530 days ago

It’s only an addiction if you can’t stop. I can stop any time SWMBO says so!

I once went a whole week without buying one. Not sure I buy that.

( but I didn’t like it)
That part I buy.

-- "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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Bill White

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#15 posted 530 days ago

Tough “Bandit” can’t spell BLOCK and PLANES :)), I’m in the same class as he.
Don’t be afraid. The addiction will NEVER leave you.
Bandit and I will call you every 2 days to check on ya.
It is a sickness, not an aberrant behavior. Don’t tell your family. They will forever look at you with a jaundiced eye.
You’re sunk.


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