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Forum topic by ex-member posted 02-11-2014 03:43 PM 792 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2014 03:43 PM

This came in a box of assorted rust to our refurb shop. Does anyone know if it’s worth me begging it out of going to Tanzania and spending the time restoring it properly? It seems quite nice.


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#1 posted 02-11-2014 04:29 PM

While not knowing a lot about the Marples branded planes, that one has hallmarks of a good quality tool. I’d definitely try to see about restoring it.

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 04:30 PM

It’s not worth a lot but it’s a solid plane with nice wood
on knob and tote, which makes it vintage. If you
need a smooth plane, it’s likely as good as a Bailey.

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 05:32 PM

Marples planes were or are associated with Record….I’d definitely go for it.

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 05:37 PM

Check that there are no cracks in the casting, and lay a straight edge across the sole, to make sure that it care “reasonably” be flattened and hasn’t been dropped (badly).

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