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Forum topic by Holbs posted 06-20-2013 12:12 AM 653 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-20-2013 12:12 AM

i bought these for $100, knowing that somedays i will prefer to hand joint & plane. debating on a stanley #8 coming up this weekend. i do see doing a door or two in time.

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#1 posted 06-20-2013 12:36 AM

That looks like quite the haul for $100.

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 12:40 AM

i have some cleaning up to do soon along with electrolysis and such, and then blade sharpening. the clamps are jorgensen’s. so thought all in all, was an ok deal for starters.

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#3 posted 06-20-2013 12:46 AM

Nice haul. You’ve got a #78 in the back there, and just trying to guess based on the length of that, is the long one a #7 size at 22” or so? A ruler or such and more closeup pictures of the planes might help. If you have a 7 you may want to pass on an 8 until you really know you want one unless it’s a good deal.

You could clean these up and sell a couple and turn a profit or just have them set up for different uses.

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#4 posted 06-20-2013 12:50 AM

i read up on restoring hand planes (hence, at-home-electrolysis comment). Am looking forward to stop relying on faulty / breaking electric machines (my bosch tablesaw is down til eReplacement sends me the parts that are back ordered). 99% of what I buy retail or at auctions are for my own use. If the #8 is a good deal, I’ll go for it. Just cause it’s so BIG :) I have a #6 and #5 in garage already. Maybe I’ll combine them all and take a picture with a ruler in view.

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#5 posted 06-20-2013 01:08 AM

That’s quit the anticipation. Nice haul. Was it buy one get 25 free day?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#6 posted 06-20-2013 01:12 AM

Great deal. That knuckle cap block plane may become
a favorite.

Short bar clamps are most useful.


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#7 posted 06-20-2013 01:24 AM

another picture with 4 or 5 more additonal planes included and my diamond sharpening stones (7 in all…varying grits and purposes like the black plastic jointer/planer sharpening tool, all free…shhh).
so that is a ‘wards master’ #7, stanley #6 and bailey #6, stanley #5, too many #4’s… some sweethearts in there. And a stanley #90, a tenon plane or so?
all in all.. less than $200 for this (so far). just to make things balanced… i’ll keep eye out for #8, #3, #2, and if i found a genie in a bottle… a stanley #1.

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