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Forum topic by UpstateNYdude posted 06-10-2013 11:55 AM 763 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2013 11:55 AM

I just recently visited a garage sale and picked up my first hand planes along with a bunch of half-round and flat rasps and some other files and one metal wedge for $10. Out of the 4 hand planes the guy had only two were vintage Made in USA, a Corsair (which I know few are found of but it was $1) which I have found no way to identify it yet, and a Bailey no. 4 what I’m assuming is a sweetheart because it has a heart with a SW in the middle and some numbers written under the frog , the only downside is its missing the lever cap and plane iron cap which after a bath of evapo-rust it and sanding down the handles should be pretty nice plane I’m hoping.

My question is where can I find the parts reasonably cheap or does anyone have any extras I’ll pay.


-- Nick, "Choking to death on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover." - JG

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 12:22 PM

Check that auction site.

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 01:24 PM

Upstate there is a guy on EBay named New Hampshire parts that sells nearly any kind of plane part. I have used him in the past to get a couple of parts for my Stanley No 45. Very fast service and a good rep. Check him out.

-- Fumbling and Bumbling Woodworking Todd

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 01:28 PM

+1 on New Hampshire Plane Parts on ebay.

I’ve purchased a couple items from him with no issues. Just be ready to get your stuff, he ships fast. I swear I’ve gotten parts two seconds after sending the paypal. If he doesn’t have what you need in stock, send a message and he will give you a heads up when he finds the items and lists them on ebay.

edited to add link to ebay store

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 04:53 PM

Awesome, thank you so much, now to pick a plane iron cap that isn’t super pitted and rusted. I’ll post some pics after I get it all cleaned up, any advice on how to tune it properly I’ve never used a hand plane in my life completely new experience for me.

Thanks again guys

-- Nick, "Choking to death on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover." - JG

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 05:20 PM

Go here & ask all the Questions you want, Be Ready to get some info.

Hint post a short reply to get to the bottom of the Conversation unless you want to read all the posts…


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#6 posted 06-10-2013 05:35 PM

Just a tip, you’re usually better off passing on a plane that isn’t complete unless it’s really cheap and you want to part it out to complete other planes. You’ll spend more getting the missing parts and shipping them than you would waiting and finding another complete one later. Depends on how much time you have to go looking though and what you’re willing to spend.

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#7 posted 06-10-2013 05:39 PM

If you want to drive down to Colonie, you’re welcome to check my parts piles for a lever cap and I believe I can show you how to use/adjust the plane. PM me if you want to come down.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#8 posted 06-10-2013 06:52 PM

I may just do that Dave, also I got the corsair and the no. 4 for $1 each so I can’t really complain if the parts cost me $25 that still comes out cheaper then a complete one on Ebay.

-- Nick, "Choking to death on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover." - JG

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