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Hand planes #2: Antique mall pick-ups

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Blog entry by Mike54Ohio posted 02-24-2017 05:07 PM 819 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: My 1st hand plane restoration Part 2 of Hand planes series Part 3: Stanley SW no 4 resto »

So since it in the near 70’s in NE Ohio, I went golfing with some buddies, in February no less, Wednesday and on the way home stopped at an antique mall on the way and lo and behold:

for all you wooden plane collectors out there (I haven’t started on these so no buys here):

And after poking around for a bit I came up with these:

I got 2 Sweethearts- A no. 5 and no. 4 plus a no. 5 Defiance and a no. 4 Wards Master which I think is a Miller Falls made one (red frog)

The 2 Sweethearts need work on the knobs and the no.5 has a broken top on the tote.

I probably overpaid a bit on the Sweetheart no. 4 ($48) but the no.5 was only $11 and the other 2 were under $20 each (I Think)

The Wards needs a new knob and attaching rod (the old one is broken off in base) so I will be hunting for one for it soon. I am going to attempt patching the tote and knobs (good practice) and at some time get them all cleaned up.

That’s it for now thanks for reading

-- It's only a dumb question if you ignore the correct answer



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RustyHacksaw

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#1 posted 02-24-2017 05:35 PM

Those are fair prices. Don’t worry about $48 on the #4. That’s very typical ebay pricing, and you didn’t have to ship it.

Get to work cleaning and sharpening, and you’ll be in business.

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 02-24-2017 08:26 PM

I’s like to have some of those moulding planes on the shelf. Are antique dealers in Ohio as insanely proud of their moulding planes as they are in Georgia? I saw a wooden rebate plane once, with a crack running end to end without an iron for the low, low price of $90.00. I just had  to leave it there. LOL!

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Mike54Ohio

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#3 posted 02-24-2017 08:43 PM



I s like to have some of those moulding planes on the shelf. Are antique dealers in Ohio as insanely proud of their moulding planes as they are in Georgia? I saw a wooden rebate plane once, with a crack running end to end without an iron for the low, low price of $90.00. I just had  to leave it there. LOL!

- Ron Aylor

Yep. Of the ones that I looked at, the prices were in that range also. When I was checking out the man whose booth it was let me know that he would “work with me” if I was interested in any of them. But these were all restored and all had their irons in place, very nice selection and I do want to acquire some of the molding planes myself. They will be users though, no shelf queens.

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GlenintheNorth

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#4 posted 02-26-2017 02:34 PM

Check if the Wards Master has a stamp on the left cheek. The knob bedding is definitely Millers Falls but I’m not aware of them making any for Wards.

If the stamp is 4CBB or 4DBB it’s a Craftsman or Dunlap made for Sears with a Wards Master lever cap, and if it’s the premium series it will of course say Millers Falls!

-- MFia-made man. But that doesn't mean I don't dig my 45. Minneapolis/St. Paul, burbs.

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Mike54Ohio

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#5 posted 02-26-2017 10:19 PM

Glen
The only markings I see are on the frog (stamped 13)-note the interesting hold-down for the cap iron, don’t think it’s stock?

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