|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 03-22-2014 09:39 PM||937 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
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!!!!
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!
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