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285 days ago

Thought I’d share a couple pics of this week’s best find.

Oh, I do have to put the tote back on. The guy took it off so it didn’t get damaged in the crate.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY


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#1 posted 285 days ago

That is nice Dave! I have a LN version and let me tell you, you will LOVE that plane! After using a hybrid Record T-5 (really just a #5 with a side handle mounted) for so long, moving to a real shoot board plane was really nice. Makes shooting so easy and takes a lot of the effort out of it. Great find, have fun with it.

-- Mike

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#2 posted 285 days ago

Now that is a sweet find.

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

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#3 posted 285 days ago

-- Cigarettes and squirrels are completely harmless until you put one in your mouth and light it up.

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#4 posted 273 days ago

drool – gimmeh!

How much did that set you back?

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#5 posted 273 days ago

Those are hard to find. Nice and lucky.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 273 days ago

Wow. Great find. Especially if you did not have to give away your first born.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 273 days ago

Where did you find that beauty? Really good score.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#8 posted 272 days ago

Oh, my… that is unbelievable! In the box, no less… I … am … so …. envious ….

We need details, pls. How? Where?

Oh, my…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#9 posted 272 days ago

holy crap, that is killer! Looks like it’s in great shape too.

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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#10 posted 272 days ago

Thanks!! As some of you know, I visit the occasional garage/estate sale. While I was waiting for one sale to open a few weeks ago, I got talking with a couple of other guys who were also waiting. Basically, we were all just trying to make sure we weren’t competing with each other and when I told them I was looking for woodworking tools, one guy said “Oh, you should come over to my house. I have a bunch of woodworking tools.” I did and saw this. While I won’t say exactly what the price was, I will say it was closer to 4 figures than I’ve ever spent before on a single tool. One thing that is really interesting is that a buddy of mine spoke to Martin J. Donnelly about it and its worth more than I thought because of the box. Mr. Donnelly is going to stop and give me an estimate of what he thinks it will bring at one of his auctions.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#11 posted 272 days ago

great story. You suck though.

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#12 posted 272 days ago

Oh my goodness.. I would love to have one of those..

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#13 posted 272 days ago

That’s fantastic Dave, congratulations!

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#14 posted 271 days ago

Yeah, you pretty much suck. No other way to say it.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#15 posted 271 days ago

Dave, I showed your story and #52 pictures to my wife in an attempt to convey why I want to stop at garage and yard sales all the time. It’s the chance, however remote, of finding something as amazingly cool as that boxed Shoot plane. Oh, and thank you for correcting the nomenclature. I’ve always seen it as a Chute Board (even on B&G, for example) vs. Shoot Board. Primary source data is a very good thing!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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