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#1 posted 04-30-2018 06:07 PM

Garage, estate, or tag sales, auctions. Any place they sell old stuff. Flea Markets are hit and miss. Look under the tables for boxes of old rusty stuff.
While there are some really great old planes if you are willing to look and study, I’m of the opinion that just about any old plane that has all its parts can be made into a user with enough work. Some will end up working better than others. My favorite is a 5C that I picked up for $3 at a yard sale about 30 years ago. Rusty as heck, dull, broken tote. Cleaned it up, sharpened the blade, made a new tote. Few projects make it out of my shop without being touched by it at some point.
Of the 30-40 planes I have, only 3 were bought new and they were gifts from my daughter.

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