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CharlieM1958

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02-28-2013 02:29 PM

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 02-28-2013 02:31 PM

How many pre-laterals do you have Charlie?

Nice restore by the way!!

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

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 02:37 PM

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 02-28-2013 02:59 PM

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.net

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 03:07 PM

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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ShaneA

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 03:25 PM

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

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amagineer

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 03:38 PM

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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#7 posted 02-28-2013 03:40 PM

Very nice restore.

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

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#8 posted 02-28-2013 04:32 PM

Nice job Charlie.

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#9 posted 02-28-2013 04:44 PM

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

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#10 posted 02-28-2013 05:20 PM

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 02-28-2013 05:36 PM

Dam Nice Charlie!

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#12 posted 02-28-2013 10:53 PM

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 03-01-2013 12:00 AM

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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#14 posted 03-01-2013 04:48 AM

Nice work Charlie.

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#15 posted 03-01-2013 04:54 AM

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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