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knotscott

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11-23-2013 07:05 PM

This is the first hand plane I’ve purchased in quite a while. It’s a Marples Record 04….nothing particularly special about it, not my favorite plane, not old, not rare, and not my best plane, but it was too good a deal to pass up at $20 plus s/h. That Hock blade was a big part of the allure. It should clean up beautifully.

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 07:22 PM

It’s a decent, average plane with a premium iron, so it will work very nicely for you once you’ve sharpened/tune it. It should be worth what you paid for it, unless the shipping was overnight express. Did Record use different color blues for different tools or times? I’ve got my Record lathe from the late 80’s and it’s a darker, less pastel looking blue.

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 07:24 PM

Good deal-The Hock blade costs double what you paid for the whole plane.

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#3 posted 11-23-2013 07:28 PM

Yea, the color seems to change with the era. Some of my oldest Record planes were very dark. Newer ones seem lighter. My more modern Record is the 6th one in from the left sandwiched between a couple of oldies but goodies.:

I picked this up on Ebay and was shocked no one else bid on it…I was sure others would spot that Hock blade and bid the price up.

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 07:36 PM

Nice collection you have there….congrats on your good deal….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 11-23-2013 07:47 PM

That’s a neat looking spread you’ve got there. I need to get a sheet and banquet table for my workshop!
My lathe is about the blue of the 4th from the left.
What’s the rudolph looking plane in the middle (the one with the red nose)?

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#6 posted 11-23-2013 08:01 PM

I think Rudolph was a Fulton or maybe a Dunlap. He’s long gone….he wasn’t like the other kids!

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#7 posted 11-23-2013 09:50 PM

Very nice collection .

I picked this up on Ebay and was shocked no one else bid on it…I was sure others would spot that Hock blade and bid the price up. Too many of us can’t resit a bargain and had to quit watching ;-))

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#8 posted 11-23-2013 10:15 PM

justJoe and others: There’s a pretty good overview on Record plane chronology of the different shades of blue that Record used over the years: http://www.recordhandplanes.com/dating.html

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#9 posted 11-23-2013 10:27 PM

I like Record planes. They seem very underrated to me.

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#10 posted 11-24-2013 02:27 AM

Great collection of planes. Personally, I think any decent plane is something special. I only have one right now and it isn’t anything to write home about, but I enjoy using it every time I pick it up.

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#11 posted 11-24-2013 02:57 AM

Thanks for the link poopiekat.

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#12 posted 11-24-2013 02:01 PM

One heck-of-a collection.

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#13 posted 11-24-2013 05:52 PM

JustJoe: Yeah, I was surprised to learn that one shade of Record Blue is indeed the same as “Irwin Blue”. I’d prefer not to associate one with the other, I like Record planes! Irwin tools… not so much.

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#14 posted 11-24-2013 05:56 PM

I have several records and I like them.

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#15 posted 11-24-2013 06:06 PM

The only Record tool I have is my lathe. I bought it 17 years ago and after much use I haven’t even had to change a drive belt on it. Mine was built in Sheffield England, but I think they are now built in China.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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