|Forum topic by BentheViking||posted 07-14-2014 02:17 AM||868 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
07-14-2014 02:17 AM
So last week my wife and I went on vacation to Cape Cod and hit up a decent flea market. As any of us would be I was on the hunt for some tools. I went into it remembering what my dad always told me which was to look at all the booths before deciding what I wanted to buy. This turned out to not be too difficult as most of the tools that I saw were nothing special. It wasn’t until the second to last row, when I found a guy with a bunch of cool stuff most notable an older (not sure how old) #7 Stanley (Sweetheart I think) plane which was tagged at $55. Now I don’t know a ton about values of older tools, so some of you might be really upset at me for not jumping on this, but I wasn’t prepared to spend that much on a tool that i didn’t have an immediate need for and didn’t know too much about.
So onto the last aisle and I find another guy selling some planes. He had a #6 Bailey from 1965 with the original box. This thing was in like brand new condition and looked like it hardly ever had been used and certainly not in a very long time. It was tagged for $30, but all I had on me was $26 so I offered $25 and the guy took it.
So this was the first day of our vacation and it wasn’t until we got home today, before I was able to test this sucker out and damn fine shavings immediately.
Anyone have any thoughts on whether or not this was a good deal or any other info about the #6 Bailey?
-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson