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Forum topic by jdh122 posted 03-24-2014 03:36 PM 1106 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2014 03:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane

Not sure what the punishment is or should be, but this should definitely be illegal:

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 03:41 PM

It makes perfect sense really. You lock up your nice planes so they are not stolen. But where do you store your keys for the safe??? On you plane key rack of course.

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#2 posted 03-24-2014 03:43 PM

Jeremy—Tell me about it! That’s as bad as the Stanley No 7 that some jerk drilled holes in the sole so he could hang it as a decoration. That No 7 was one of the ones with a short knob and is a hundred or more years old.

I bought it for $40, rehabbed it and put a new blade/chipbreaker in so it is a good user but it still has those damned holes in the sole.

Stuff like this makes as much sense as painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 03-24-2014 04:04 PM

You own it. You do as you wish? But yes it is a waste for the next owner.

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#4 posted 03-24-2014 05:49 PM

The really sad part is that, after looking at their store, you can tell they are trying to make money. It probably would have sold for more without the key hooks.

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#5 posted 03-24-2014 10:28 PM

While it is cool, it’s a shame cause these old tools arent going to be made again. Just decreases the population. I usually try and save an old plane even if i wont use it, at least someone cant do this.

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#6 posted 03-24-2014 11:11 PM

This one sold for the princely sum of $10…

-- Malcolm Laurel -

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#7 posted 03-24-2014 11:11 PM

The sad fact which people never seem to see or grasp , is that in olden days these things were not by any stretch of our imagination in any way scarce.
In actual fact there throughout the world were tens or hundreds of millions of these old planes especially the simple ones without any brasswork etc.They are as cheap as chips over here.There is however a very thriving market everywhere for the better quality handplanes all of which we already all know too well.These however can be bought here by weight almost LOL so no need for a nostalgic approach to their existance.
I saw a programme on tv where someone tried to sell a boxed set of old hand safety razors which looked nice enough until it had to be pointed out that at one time every household nearly in the civilized world had at least one of them It makes you think more realisitically about these things. LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 03-24-2014 11:47 PM

200 years from now people will wish there were more, and they were better taken care of. They’re a great piece of history. (Antique tools in general)

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#9 posted 03-24-2014 11:52 PM

Better let NSA know. who knows what these folks are up to!


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