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Forum topic by WVWoodWorker1 posted 03-06-2013 12:52 AM 679 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WVWoodWorker1

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03-06-2013 12:52 AM

Ok guys, I hope you’re not getting tired of me asking but…is this worth restoring and how much is tops you’d bid at a local auction here?

-- If I'm workin with wood, then its all good!


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#1 posted 03-06-2013 12:55 AM

That plane can be restored, although it’d take a lot of work. It has a nice tote and knob, so that’s working in its favor. I wouldn’t pay more than $10 for it.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 01:09 AM

ditto

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

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#3 posted 03-06-2013 01:11 AM

Guys,If you were buying your first one would you get it or pass for something better down the road?

-- If I'm workin with wood, then its all good!

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#4 posted 03-06-2013 01:14 AM

Six-THOUSAND-dollars!!!!
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Just kidding.
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No enough info on the pics, but it’s a T13 high knob on plane with a small adjuster knob. That’s a mix of 12/13, possibly. Interesting, not necessarily high$, but interesting. Looks like pitting may be a valid concern, too. On lever cap, no impact to performance. On iron and chip breaker, it’s an issue, meaning replacement.

I have a soft spot for unwanted / neglected tools and might have gone as high as $20, but $10 is a better #...

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 01:18 AM

WVWoodWorker1, I would pass on it, there are too many decent ones out for a good price. You could get it to salvage the good parts on it, but I wouldn’t look at that one for a user.

-- Mike

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#6 posted 03-06-2013 01:24 AM

If you plan to restore it as your first plane, its perfect. If you screw it up, you’re out $10, but screwing it up past return is pretty difficult.

Smitty makes a valid point, but I’ll bet $5 the blade is usable. And if not, a new one can be had for $10-$15 on ebay. They are a time a dozen.

We’re here for you in mind and spirit. http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/bench-plane-restore-the-dw-way/

And we insist on pictures!!

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WVWoodWorker1

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#7 posted 03-06-2013 01:49 AM

Im going for it! Don W, thanks for the step by step process. I keep you guys up to date!

-- If I'm workin with wood, then its all good!

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#8 posted 03-06-2013 03:08 AM

Good luck.! This one is exactly the kind I look for, Rusty and ugly, but with the wood and metal parts intact. Barring damage that’s not visible from the single photo, I’d just about guarantee that a few hours of elbow grease will turn this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.

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

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#9 posted 03-06-2013 03:12 AM

have fun restoring it!

-- Joel

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#10 posted 03-07-2013 08:59 AM

At 2013 prices? Or 2014 prices? Check the date/time stamp on the camera that took the pic.

Not a penny more than $10. It’s gonna take more than your average amount of work to make it a useful tool….whether you use it or re-sell it. If the iron, cap, chip breaker or frog need replacing you’ll put more $ in to it than you’ll get for it. But if you want it for your own collection then the cost is relative.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#11 posted 03-07-2013 05:04 PM

If you can get it for $10, its a good deal. You can always use the knob/tote on another plane that has a good body, but bad wood. Like Don said, this is a GREAT plane to learn some rehab skills on and if it ends up being a boat anchor the wood will easily be worth the $$

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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