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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 08-04-2013 10:36 PM 1090 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poopiekat

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08-04-2013 10:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: antique planes flea market used handplanes tools

A few days left of vacation, and so I went to some flea markets and antique stores today. Yesterday, I did well, satiating my irrational need for more crockery and golden-oak period furniture for restoration, so in the absence of any Sunday sales, I shopped indoors:

A couple of #6’s. A Union plane, with a crudely brazed repair on the lever cap. A quick scan of Ebay will yield me a new cap, with logo. Otherwise, a fine plane! Then, a Stanley #6, with old red bed. I haven’t looked at it closely enough, I’m sure somebody painted it but I’d never seen a red one before. Both smooth-soled.

A. A Stanley #5, with three patent dates. a nice, early, hefty example. I’ll replace that hideous bakelite tote for something resembling original.
B. A “Trustworthy” #4, jeez, I have NO resistance to any oddball brand #4 plane. Again, a nice, heavy-bodied old guy. Even has a cutter stamped “Trustworthy” as well! Numbers matching, ta-daaa.
C. A Generic plane, appears to be a standard Stanley frog, only says “Made in Canada” in sole and cutter.
I passed on a ‘Corsair’ plane despite the molded tortoise shell handle.. I shoulda grabbed it.

Adopt a plane today, guys! There’s plenty out there!! This whole lot cost me about $50, money well-spent.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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Knothead62

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 11:06 PM

Tool gloat????? Been eyeballing some planes at an antique mall but one plane costs about $25 and up. Most are in great condition. Might buy a couple for the wife as a Christmas present.

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 11:32 PM

Nice haul, you’ve got projects for a while. I also have a Trustworthy #4 size. if you didn’t already know, they were made for Trustworthy hardware stores by Sargent in the early 1900s. The casting on mine is pretty rough, but it’s in excellent shape overall.

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#3 posted 08-04-2013 11:39 PM

they’re still out there. This was Saturday.

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#4 posted 08-04-2013 11:52 PM

Poopiekat I passed on a Trustworthy plane today at an antiques fair, never heard of them. But, I did score a Winchester plane, a Millers Falls #9 and 2 Millers Falls braces.

-- Fumbling and Bumbling Woodworking Todd

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#5 posted 08-04-2013 11:53 PM

Poopiekat I passed on a Trustworthy plane today at an antiques fair, never heard of them. But, a did score a Winchester plane, a Millers Falls #9 and 2 Millers Falls braces.

-- Fumbling and Bumbling Woodworking Todd

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 12:19 AM

Jeez, Don, I can’t compete with you!! You always turn up the greatest stuff! I especially like your latest transitional, in the photo. Saw it in HOYD today!

Tbolt: I have a weakness for any oddball #4 that comes my way. I want one of each. Still looking for a Firestone #4, and a few other brands to come my way. Come to think of it, a Winchester plane, in any size, is high on my list. I keep getting outbid on them in eBay auctions. Someday….

Tim: I hurried up and posted these as soon as I got home, and hadn’t done any research. I’m surprised that Sargent, rather than Stanley produced these. thanks for the tip!! I’ll have to hit the books.

Knothead: I have the least luck at the mall-type of venues. Those dealers mark everything quite high, but you can still find a sleeper if you keep at it. Better to go, and get skunked than to stay home and miss out on something!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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