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Not much of a workshop at the moment. We are renting a house while we build our new place is being built. As you can see I like older hand tools, mainly planes. My preferences is for American Stanleys and English infills. Highlights of my collection are an early number 4c; a 607c; a type 3 numer 6; an early number 2; a 112 scaper plane (which needs a blade); two Norris A5 smoothers; a Norris A1 panel plane; a Spiers parallel smoother in need of some work; a Record 073 shoulder plane; a 605 and a Lie Nielsen 604. Most are in good condition and just need a sharpen and tune.

I also have a few needing a reasonable amount of input to get up to speed including a Stanley 10 rebate plane, a Stanley 5 1/2 and a suspected early Norris parallel smoother which has had the infill replaced with what looks like stained pine and looks very cheap and nasty. I also have an early number 7 which unfortunately has gone through a restoration and needs a de-restoration (if that is possible!!).

I subscribe to Fine Woodworking and have a few books – Garrett Hack’s books are a great source of info as are Lon Scheinling’s Workbench book.

-- John

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#1 posted 03-15-2009 03:20 AM

That’s a great looking plane collection. Are you on a houseboat. It looks like your pretty close to some water.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 03-15-2009 03:39 AM

This is a wonderful collection of hand tools. I have a great deal of admiration and respect for those who choose to follow a traditional approach to woodworking.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-15-2009 03:41 AM

Hi Karson, no we are definetly on dry land. We look out over the Tasman sea between New Zealand and Australia. Thanks for your comments. regards, John.

-- John

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#4 posted 03-15-2009 03:42 AM

Thanks Scott.

-- John

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#5 posted 03-15-2009 04:02 AM

Nice to see another kiwi on the site. I lived in motueka for a while working the orchards back in the late eighties. Now i,m adrift in the Philippines. Nice collection of tools, wish i could get them here.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#6 posted 06-18-2013 01:49 AM

Some serious plane envy going on here mate. Trademe purchases?

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