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Forum topic by DIYaholic posted 08-10-2013 08:53 PM 1854 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DIYaholic

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08-10-2013 08:53 PM

While running errands today, I stopped into the local Non-Profit….
found these strays looking for a home:

They are not “vintage”, “collectable” or “valuable” (at least I don’t believe so) and thankfully, they weren’t abused.
Being the tool-manitarian that I am….
I took them in, an attempt to give them a better life & home.

The C-Clamps are a no-name 6” clamp and will come in handy, as one can NEVER have enough clamps!!!

Although I’m more of a power tool guy, I took ownership of the Stanley #64 straight blade spokeshave.

I haven’t ever held, let alone used a spoke shave….
What should I feed it???
Now that I have one, I’m sure I’ll find a use for it!!!
Is this a usable item or has Stanley messed with the quality in recent years?

The Stanley #78 Rabbet/Bullnose Plane is what really caught my eye.

It is definately a “modern” version, as in NOT vintage. There is no sign of ANY use (let alone rust) and all attachments (fence & depth adjustment) appear intact. That is about all I know of this plane. I’m hoping that this is a “decent” plane and that I can be trained to use it!!!

So, will these be loyal users when put into service?
Did I pay too much?

Oh BTW, I paid $1.25 for each of the four items. That was a total of $5.00 out of my discretionary tool budget!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?


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#1 posted 08-10-2013 08:55 PM

No price?

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 08-10-2013 08:57 PM

Opps, I just edited it!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 08-10-2013 09:05 PM

I think you did quite well, Randy. Maybe one exception. Most “normal” people could be trained to use the spoke shave and plane. Most people….... but, well,.... hmmm

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 08-10-2013 09:08 PM

Gary,
That is my fear….
What if I’m untrainable???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 08-10-2013 09:11 PM

After giving this some thought, I’ve changed my mind. You’re married, right? You’re trainable…...

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 08-10-2013 09:15 PM

Well, if you can’t figure it out, I’ll give you $6 for everything. Nice finds. The spoke shave should be pretty handy, and you just never can have to many clamps. Smitty's got a few nice blogs on using the #78. He even makes raised panels with his.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#7 posted 08-10-2013 09:23 PM

nice find Randy

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 08-10-2013 09:38 PM

Gary,
NO, I’m NOT married….
That doesn’t leave me much of a chance, does it???

Don,
A quick search of the intewebby enlightened me as to the value of my strays….
As such, I couldn’t let the lot go for less that $600.00!!! I want an entry on the “Craigslist Posters Have Gone Nuts” thread!!! However, I would need to keep the clamps!!! ;^)
BTW: Thanks for the heads up on Smitty’s blog.

eddie,
I think the plane & spokeshave found me….
That or Dave is having a bad influence on me!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Don W

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#9 posted 08-10-2013 09:40 PM

ok, ok…$6 and you can keep the clamps. :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#10 posted 08-10-2013 09:48 PM

Not a chance, buddie. Might as well go ahead and sell them to Don

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 08-10-2013 10:09 PM

You really suck!
Your new name is hoover or kirby.
What a find at an unbelievable price.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#12 posted 08-10-2013 10:22 PM

Don,
Sorry, but Dave showed up….
He would be mad at me if I didn’t keep them and use them!
Maybe next time. ;^)

Gary,
What kind of a tool horder would I be, were I to sell them.
Besides, does DonW even know how to care for planes???

Dave,
I think Dyson has a better ring to it!!!
My local ReStore is veeeeery veeeeeery nice to me!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#13 posted 08-10-2013 10:27 PM

You suck! 78’s are pretty easy to use, even someone not wife-trained should be able to handle it.

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

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Don W

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#14 posted 08-10-2013 10:28 PM

Dave? He’s the blacksmith guy.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#15 posted 08-10-2013 10:38 PM

Hey Randy, do this. Get a real hairy spoke and show us before and after pic’s

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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