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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 06-21-2014 07:34 PM 762 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poopiekat

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06-21-2014 07:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: antique planes flea market

This event had been rained out before and postponed ‘til today. And, of course the weather channel predicted rain all day today, too, but go figure… On this SUNNY day, I snagged some pretty cool finds:

Okay.. pic #1, an Edge-Rite (Eaton’s Dep’t Store) #27. This brand has the most impressive finish on the iron parts, none of that crude grainy-ness under the finish. $22.50 Next, a Hickory #24 Transitional. I have never seen one, now I have one!! $5.00 Finally, a Sargent(?) Fulton(?) #23 (?) Gotta hit the books… it’s got a Siegley cutter!! $10

A Stanley #191, in rather decent shape. $20.00 A green hammer-finish Sears block plane from the late 50’s, with the Stanley name cast into the toe. So much prettier than that vomit green of Kunz planes, $5.00 And just another ho-hum Stanley #75 bullnose. $10.00

A pair of Stanley eggbeaters, one with a glorious screw-top storage handle, the other a SW logo. $4.00/pair.

Seems all of these are close to user status, just a touch on the irons and they’d be good to go!

-- 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 06-21-2014 08:51 PM

Nice finds! I’ll be posting mine later tonight.

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#2 posted 06-21-2014 08:59 PM

Thanks, Tigger! We’ll be waiting!

-- 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 06-21-2014 10:15 PM

I posted mine.

Looks like you did ok to. A Hickory huh? I’ve seen that mentioned recently, just can’t remember where.

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

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#4 posted 06-21-2014 10:18 PM

Thanks, Don! I cross-posted this haul into your blog. Hope you don’t mind!

-- 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 06-21-2014 10:22 PM

I’m a bit mystified by the market. I really get this feeling that I’m all alone, the only buyer in my neck of the woods. High-end planes advertised locally are gone before I can call, but run-of-the-mill bench planes that I really enjoy just never seem to get anyone else excited. It’s a good thing, in a way, but it’s a bad thing too. Hey, I’ve gotta unload all of these someday before I check out!

-- 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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#6 posted 06-21-2014 10:32 PM

Overall, there were at least 100 yard/garage sale within 20 miles of my house the last two days, and all I had to spend was a lousy $5…...Tain’t fair!!!

Of course, the fiver did yeild a decent enough plane, but…..#$######!!

Next weekend, when I do expect a little more cash on hand, there won’t be hardly any worth going to, just my Irish Luck.

All I could do today was clean and sharpen a few hand saws. And scary sharp one iron….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 06-21-2014 11:15 PM

I am certainly ok with that.

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

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#8 posted 06-22-2014 12:22 AM

Bandit: a bad day can be productive, without spending much money, if you turned a junky old saw into a nice, razor-sharp user! It’s just like putting in overtime, restoring your rusty treasures!! Like money in the bank!

-- 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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#9 posted 06-22-2014 01:21 AM

I jsut took in out on some fir Barn Siding. Eight pieces, both edges are now jointed

Them shavings just fly up out of there, and wrap around almost anything…knob….wrist….

Stanley #31

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#10 posted 06-22-2014 01:05 PM

Yard sale finds from Friday and Saturday. I’m going to try and rig that compound slide to my wood lathe.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#11 posted 06-22-2014 03:52 PM

Nice finds, hairy!
I sometimes use a compound X-Y slide on my lathe, though it’s been a while since the last time I did it. I borrowed the sliding clamp off the tailpiece, and bolted it to a platform of 3/8” aluminum that sits right on the bed. Then I bolted the slide to it. The cutting tool sat in the vise similar to the one on yours, and it was about the same height as the lathe’s axis.

I once cut piston-ring grooves on such a set-up on an old AMC flathead pistons. That engine still runs, 20 yrs later, so I’m told.

Hmmm… I’m betting hairy is going to make some wooden hot dogs to go with his famous wooden hamburgers!! The world is waiting, sir!

-- 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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#12 posted 06-22-2014 05:07 PM

I’m not sure where I’ll wind up with that, but I saw this video and it made me aware of how to get some real repeatable precision on a wood lathe. And it was so cheap, you know, I HAD TO buy it. Good turners probably don’t need it. What can I say? It keeps me off the streets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E3VG6dsVYs

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#13 posted 06-22-2014 09:25 PM

Thanks again, hairy!

The dial indicator with the magnetic base is a must-have, for repeatability!

-- 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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