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Forum topic by Armandhammer posted 01-12-2014 04:13 AM 924 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2014 04:13 AM

Newb here trying to amass some tools. Looking for my first planes. Something along the lines of a #4, #5, maybe even a big ‘ol #7. A block and shoulder plane would be nice too.

I’d like old vintage but not into the collector aspect. Just looking for some solid workers that are ready to shave. Let me know if you have anything to sell.

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#1 posted 01-12-2014 04:33 AM

I’ve a #8 I’m selling, needs a blade. Its restored, and with a sharp blade, it cuts extremely nicely. Can pick blades up on ebay or woodcraft.

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 08:53 AM

Laterlalus819, what are you asking for your #8?

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 11:20 AM

I have a nice set of Record planes that includes a #4, #5, #7 and a few others.

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 01:03 PM

I’ve got a 4 and 5 left. I can tune or restore if you want it.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#5 posted 01-12-2014 01:08 PM

PM sent.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 01-12-2014 02:07 PM

check out the 60 1/2 and 9 1/2 Stanley block planes on E Bay. The 92 is a great little shoulder plane for cleaning up mortises.

If you buy new, the Woodriver block planes, like the Stanley #18 are really nice. You can buy the real thing for less on E Bay and clean it up. That’s what I did. The SW planes are worth more.

The new Stanley block planes are cheap and pretty rough. not worth the hassle to tune up when for 20 -30 bucks more you could get a well machined tool you will enjoy using for a very long time.

You said you’re not into collecting but to me anyone who amasses tools is a collector, sort of. plus, these planes are going up in value quickly. Just like hot rod cars. Now is a good time to buy a good user – after a bit of research, that will turn out to be a good investment. For instance, If you were to buy the corrugated planes, they’re worth more from what I’ve noticed.

4 and 5s are still a dime a dozen and fairly cheap, but going up. The 4 1/2s are very collectable and worth buying if you can find one for a good deal. 6s are not that expensive yet and may be easier to handle than a 7. Nice under appreciated plane.

I hope you reconsider collecting. It’s a great hobby. I wish I had started a long time ago. Get this: I had a #1 Stanley with the box and I gave it to an apprentice who really liked it. I thought it was more of a toy and never used it. Now they’re worth over 1000.00…. Doh!

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#7 posted 01-12-2014 02:49 PM

I have a Miller Falls 14 ($45), Stanley Bailey #7 ($85), 78 ($40, no fence or depth set), 9 1/2 ($30). Plus shipping. Touch up the blade and start shaving with any of these.

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#8 posted 01-12-2014 02:57 PM

Collecting…I just meant that I’m not looking for or interested in fully restored high dollar “collector” grade planes. Just looking for those rough around the edges good condition ready to work pieces, just to get started at least. But like you said, I guess we’re all collectors in a way and I can certainly see it being easy to get the collecting bug with these things.

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#9 posted 01-20-2014 12:07 AM

Still looking for a #4 and block plane. Wouldn’t mind adding a #7 or #6 to the collection as well. Have a #5 on the way to start things off.

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