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Forum topic by HeadMP posted 11-15-2014 09:20 PM 1055 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2014 09:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane traditional

I was in an antique shop today and found an awesome antique plane for $40. It is for the 1800s and is as solid as can be, I couldn’t resist buying it, any suggestions of what to do with it?

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#1 posted 11-15-2014 09:32 PM

What to do with it? Take a couple of photos and post them here, and we’ll take it from there.

-- 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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#2 posted 11-15-2014 09:43 PM

A picture would me more helpful than just an “antique plane”.
What to do with a tool. Use it!

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#3 posted 11-16-2014 02:21 AM

Here are some pictures!

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#4 posted 11-16-2014 06:58 AM

Sharpen the iron and put it to work!

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#5 posted 11-16-2014 07:47 AM

nice save I have one just like it but missing the handle

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#6 posted 11-16-2014 08:34 AM

I found a wood jointer a few months ago that I brought back to life. Tune it up and start making shavings! What brand is it? Mine is from New York Tool Co. it is stamped in to the front of the body.

Great find!!

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#7 posted 11-16-2014 12:18 PM

That looks to be in nice shape. Tune it up.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#8 posted 11-16-2014 12:46 PM

Make sure the sole is flat and sharpen it up and put it to work, that is what they were made for.

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#9 posted 11-16-2014 01:04 PM

Don’t know what brand it is, I see a logo stamped into the blade but I cant make it out because of the rust, I will make another forum post once it is fully restored!

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#10 posted 11-17-2014 05:55 PM

You have nothing special. The logo on the blade is who made the blade not the plane.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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#11 posted 11-21-2014 10:57 PM

Yep, nothing exceptional, or valuable….BUT, I have a Ohio Tools Plane this type and size that I found in really good shape, tuned up, and it’s my GO-TO Jointer for long edges. Definitely useful, and not as heavy as a stanley #7.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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