|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 08-04-2013 10:36 PM||1070 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-04-2013 10:36 PM
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.
Adopt a plane today, guys! There’s plenty out there!! This whole lot cost me about $50, money well-spent.
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