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Forum topic by dieselpusher6262 posted 10-08-2014 12:39 AM 1207 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2014 12:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane milling joining buying hand planes ccollection

So I am looking for a hand plane collection/assortment to buy. I don’t have any right now and would like to find a assortment of all the different planes (within reason) to buy at a group price. Please let me know if you have anything that maybe what I am looking for. I would prefer them to have metal bodies as the ones made of wood seem llike they would mov ddepending on the weather. I maybe completely wrong as i am new, but I also like the exactness of steel and there appearance.

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#1 posted 10-08-2014 12:53 AM

Are you wanting to buy an entire group from one person? If that’s the case I will say it’s probably going to be easier to find them individually.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#2 posted 10-10-2014 02:33 PM

There are a few of us around here that could probably provide what you need. The issue is that you need to define what you mean by “a complete set”. That typically depends on the type of work that you do. Someone who builds furniture will need a different “set” than someone who makes toys. I can provide you with pretty much any size bench plane you need as well as block planes, rabbet planes, dado planes, router planes, etc. DonW has an excellent reputation as someone who sells planes.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#3 posted 10-10-2014 03:40 PM

Over the past couple of months, I’ve bought too many handplanes on ebay.

I have a “set” of Bailey No 4, 5, 7 – type 16, 18, 19, that I might be willing to resell. I just want to get my money that I paid plus a bit more for cleaning them up,


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#4 posted 10-11-2014 01:16 PM

Take a look at this site, Patrick Leach;s Blood and Gore, all about Stanley planes. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will find the list of planes. It’s a long list. As you will see, there’s not really an assortment. As sikrap said, it depends on what you will use them for. The other major question is how much $ you want to spend.

I provide my opinion on how to start with hand planes in my blog (as well as refurbishing, tuning, etc.) Welcome to the slippery slope!

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