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Blog series by Matt updated 05-01-2016 03:50 PM 2 parts 2617 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Found a no5 and no3

09-05-2014 01:26 AM by Matt | 4 comments »

Now, I know you all will say you find planes for $1, but I have had no such luck. Last weekend I picked up a Stanley Victory #5 in nice shape for $20 and then stumbled on an ebay ad for a $15 montgomery ward plane “and another”. The pictures were blury, but I was pretty certain I could make out a #3 on the front of the plane. I figured for $15 I’d roll the dice. The box came and I was happy to find a Stanley no3, a little rusty, but not bad. The seller through in a spa...

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Part 2: Antique store find - skew shoulder plane (and a saw)

05-01-2016 03:50 PM by Matt | 0 comments »

I really wanted a veritas or LN version of these for cleaning up tenons, but this morning I found this in an antique store. $10. Blade is marked Providence tool company. I sharpened it up and I’m really impressed what these old guys can do. The blade took a long time on the course stone to flatten but it was worth it. I think this little guy will get a lot of use. For another $10 I picked up a saw. Not sure how these are classified really… Is it a panel saw? This ...

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