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Forum topic by Marcus posted 03-21-2013 11:21 PM 663 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Marcus

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03-21-2013 11:21 PM

So I am new to the world of hand planes, just purchased my first a few weeks back actually. I’ve been an avid woodworker for a while, but just always reached for the power tools. I’ve been thoroughly impressed w/ the results from using a hand plane though.

Last weekend, my son and I took a road trip. On the way home, I visited my uncle who lives in my grandfather’s old house. When I was getting ready to leave, I notice a pile of hand planes sitting in a pile in the garage. My grandfather was a cabinet maker, but his son never caught the bug. I asked my uncle if he would mind if I took them to use. He happily obliged:

I am pretty familiar w/ most of the planes. A couple no 5’s, a rabbeting plane, and then what looks like a plane for creating a chamfer marked as a no 72. Could and of you hand plane pros share some info on this plane?


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#1 posted 03-21-2013 11:24 PM

That is a well-sought after plane (and expensive too). Dan on the Handplanes thread has a 72 and could probably answer whatever questions you might have.

Update: here’s a blog by Dan on the 72

http://lumberjocks.com/Dcase/blog/28136

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 11:26 PM

The 72 is a pretty highly sought after plane and it typically sells for a fair amount.

Cruz on over to supertool.com for a good description.

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

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#3 posted 03-21-2013 11:30 PM

Great site Don, tons of useful info and bookmarked for later reference. It’s interesting that its worth a few bucks, but probably worth more to keep it in the family.

Is it heresy in the plane world to refurb a 72 to get it back to a daily user…or at least a “whenever I need to cut a chamfer” user?

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 11:39 PM

It wouldn’t be for me. I wasn’t suggesting selling it, on the contrary. Fix it up and us it. That’s what I would do.

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

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#5 posted 03-21-2013 11:43 PM

I just took a peek at what people are asking for them on ebay…now Im wondering if my grandfather wouldnt be slapping me in the back of the head for NOT selling it!

I shot you an email Don to the address you gave me earlier.

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