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Forum topic by Klickitat posted 04-15-2013 08:06 AM 748 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Klickitat

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04-15-2013 08:06 AM

Just found this place because of a customer who stopped by my booth. I am absolutely loving this forum and am having a great time.

Question for everyone. Today while out and about, I found a bunch of planes in an antique store. There was a a Stanley #4c that was a little rough, but with some work could be cleaned up for $18. It will never be perfect, but usable.

Then there was a Stanley #70 box scraper for $45 that was in nice shape and would be serviceable with less than an hours labor. Not sure what I would do with it, but I like it.

The last is a Starette scraper with a rose wood handles for $20.This is a pull scraper with a horizontal handle on the top of the blade. This one is a no brainer and I will be picking it up, but waited until I checked on the other two. I am going in there and will be trying to make a package deal on the three if I get the thumbs up from the tool mafia.


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-15-2013 09:27 AM

You can never have too many tools. If you are willing to rehab them all the better.

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#2 posted 04-15-2013 02:26 PM

I have been known to rehab a few planes now and then. ;) I guess the real question is the #70 and the #4c worth the prices being asked and is the #70 useful? I have never even seen the #70 in action and am not sure what I would use it for, but I do so like it.

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#3 posted 04-15-2013 02:37 PM

The 70 is a cool tool, but not sure how much use you’ll have for it. I’d go with the 4C and the scraper (I didn’t know Starrett made those)

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan9.htm#num70

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Tim

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 04:23 PM

I’ll send you a 70 for $45 if you want one. It’s pretty clean but I can get a couple small rust bits off the sweatheart blade if you want.

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#5 posted 04-15-2013 05:14 PM

I like corrugated planes personally. Other folks don’t. It’s
a good buy at $18 though, corrugated or not.

Does the Starrett have a ball joint? I have one by
Starrett I think. Lee Valley sells their own version
as a floor scraper. That’s pretty much what it’s
good for. Modern plastic scrapers with the disposable
blades do a better job stripping paint. The advantages
of a floor scraper are it can work into corners unlike
other scraper holders – and also it can be used
aggressively with ease.

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#6 posted 04-15-2013 05:31 PM

Oh yeah I forgot to mention, if the 4c is in good enough shape, I agree it’s a good deal. If it’s a pre WWII then it’s even better. There are lots of type studies online you can use to get an idea of the age. Don’t know anything about the Starret.

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Klickitat

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#7 posted 04-15-2013 06:18 PM

Yes it is a ball joint scraper. I love scrapers, because I work with a lot of western big leaf maple burl. I plan on picking up at least the #4 and the scraper and have not made up my mind yet on the #70. I might if someone can tell me a good use for it or even a weak argument for it.

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