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CharlieM1958

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511 days ago

Okay, I’ve said it before…. I love the oldies. I scooped up this pre-lateral #4, Type 4 because it looked to be in very nice shape under the rust. Made sometime between 1874 and 1884, this 130-year-old plane is living proof of the phrase “they don’t make ‘em like they used to.”

It never fails to amaze me how well these hold up over time. This one required minimal work. The finish on the tote and beaded knob is original…. all I did was clean and buff.

So the topic of this thread, fellow plane lovers, is to post photos of your favorite 19th century gems.

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


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Don W

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#1 posted 511 days ago

How many pre-laterals do you have Charlie?

Nice restore by the way!!

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

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 511 days ago

Don, this is only my 2nd or 3rd – can’t recall 100% (if you don’t count the ones with the top of the frog broken off. :-))

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

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Don W

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#3 posted 511 days ago

I agree, I’d love a complete set of pre-laterials. I’ve got a few transitionals, but no #1-8 yet. They typically sell for more than I’m willing to pay on ebay.

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

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 511 days ago

Very nice Charlie!

No pre-laterals here. I’m stuck in the Sargent world,... Types 2,3, and VBM mostly.

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

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#5 posted 511 days ago

Amazing stuff, you extended its lease on life another 130yrs, at least.

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amagineer

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#6 posted 511 days ago

Charlie: You really must have a huge collection of hand planes. I would rather use a 130 y. o. tool vs some of the stuff being made today.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Rustic

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#7 posted 511 days ago

Very nice restore.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 511 days ago

Nice job Charlie.

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DKV

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#9 posted 511 days ago

Charlie, all those little scratches you put on and through the Stanley coat of arms makes it look even more authentic. Good one…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 511 days ago

DKV: Yeah… I probably should have spent more time on getting a mirror finish. :-)

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

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#11 posted 511 days ago

Dam Nice Charlie!

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#12 posted 511 days ago

nice! how much would this be on e-bay—-$10,000?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 511 days ago

Matt: I went outside my comfort zone and paid $80 for this one. $10k would be a nice profit margin! :-)

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 510 days ago

Nice work Charlie.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#15 posted 510 days ago

Very Nice Charlie. I love old iron like that. I’m always looking, eventually I’ll find a work of art like your Stanley. Pre-Lat.

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