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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 03-22-2014 09:39 PM 961 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2014 09:39 PM

My appetite for old planes was cruelly teased by an ad for a major estate sale in Arizona, for which I’m grateful to a contact there who sold me a genuine “Jenny” Stanley #37 on a Arts and Crafts website, of all places. The plane has not arrived yet, but I bought a lever cap which did arrive already, from that NHPlaneParts” guy on eBay. Astoundingly, the NH guy knows my brother!! Incredible coincidence, or what?

Anyway, I’ve never seen a #37 much less owned one, and I think I now own at least one each of every transitional designation except for a #25 now.

Our local “Canadian Woodworker” store moved to a huge new place, they sell a lot of Rockler stuff etc. The new showroom has a corner they call “Flea Market” which is mostly second-hand tools. So today… staring me in the face, a mostly complete Jenny #37 transitional… for $20! Next to it, a British Woden #0130! $10!! WOW!!!!
And, a #100 (?) Squirrel Tail, bought for less than a day’s lunch money, another plane that has a space reserved for it in my workshop. Pics of the other Jenny will be posted when it arrives.

I’m attributing it to karma, for posting that antique sale for the benefit of LJs. Acquiring not just one but TWO Jenny #37s in a week, plus the squirrel tail and reversible, surely the gods must be involved in this somehow.

hope you like ‘em!
ps: I think ‘Woden’ was a budget class Record. Kinda like Stanley’s ‘Defiance’ brand. Wodens had at best a sticker or decal, but were often painted the Record blue color of the period. This is my hunch, anyway.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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#1 posted 03-22-2014 09:47 PM

Poopie SOMEBODY’s smilin’ on you..Nice scores !!

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 03-22-2014 09:52 PM

Thanks, Glen! I almost walked out of that store, my wife looked at me with a puzzled face. She saw the planes, I was totally oblivious due to that euphoria of looking at 12” jointers with carbide inserts, and some cool upscale CNC stuff which I’d never own.. I should get a job there!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 03-22-2014 10:11 PM

Nice additions!

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

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#4 posted 03-22-2014 11:16 PM

Thanks,Don!! I’m waiting for Roger Smith to release a PTAMPI-E (England) so that I can pursue the Record-Woden connection a little more closely.
Did you catch ‘shipwright’s blog on the estate sale planes? He was there today!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#5 posted 03-23-2014 12:27 AM

Nice pick up, Poopiei love seeing folks pictures of planes.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#6 posted 03-23-2014 12:51 AM

Karma’s definitely working for you.
I recalled Paul Sellers talking about a Woden and searched his site. It didn’t have much on the history, so either I mis recalled or that wasn’t the right article. Try googling for Paul Sellers Woden and you’ll see quite a few links to his blog talking about different Wodens. May have what you’re looking for.

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#7 posted 03-23-2014 01:11 AM

ABSOLUTELY PK! Karma & The Plane Gods were smiling down on YOU!

Nice Acquisitions!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#8 posted 03-23-2014 01:27 AM

Karma indeed.

For Woden history see http://wodentools.com/snjhhistory.html

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#9 posted 03-23-2014 02:26 AM

Looks like shipwright sent you some of that good plane karma to pay you back for the tip on the estate sale. Nice pickups, poopie!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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