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MSquared

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02-10-2019 11:53 PM

Hey folks, Thank you in advance for your usual LJ generosity with sharing of knowledge. I know nothing about hand tools. What have I come across here?

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/tls/d/englewood-antique-tools-wood-planers/6815274074.html

-- Marty, Long Island, NY


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#1 posted 02-11-2019 12:01 AM

$50 to 60 possibly. There is what appears to be a no 4 and 5 plane but can’t tell much about them. Can’t tell much about the wooden molding planes. May or may not be of any value. Bunch of old tools that may or may not be of any value. Fun to explore for about $50 though. The box maybe more by itself. I’m a cheapie. : )

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#2 posted 02-11-2019 12:10 AM

The wooden planes would be an ambitious undertaking as far as tuning and restoration. A lot of nice vintage tool chests that would be great restore projects. The iron planes are common sizes, good candidates for first time restorations. One thing I do see is a set of guides used on old Langdon mitre boxes, third picture far left side, ā€œLā€ shaped curve, two of them. If you do go there I would be interested in buying them from you. Good luck.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 02-11-2019 12:44 AM

Thanks guys! So, seems like a ‘grab bag’ of old hand tools. The wooden planes would make for interesting wall-hanger decorations at least, I figure. I’m here for the education! :)

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#4 posted 02-11-2019 01:02 AM

Next to last pic has two nice looking panel gauges as well.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 02-11-2019 02:46 AM

First, please excuse the orientation of the images! I’ve done this correctly before. I rotated these 4 times each tonight and still…...! Got my Irish up! So, this is a plane that’s been kicking around since I was a kid. One of my Dad’s. Is it a decent ‘Utility Plane’? I wouldn’t know. I do recall using it from time to time to trim doors and such.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#6 posted 02-11-2019 02:58 AM

Once properly sharpened and the plane has been tuned up correctly, it should be an okay plane. It’s a late issue I believe. Once you have it ready to go, rub some candle wax on the sole before actually putting it to work. There are videos online that can show you the tune up process and sharpening

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#7 posted 02-11-2019 03:10 AM

Thank you, Mike. Good to know.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#8 posted 02-11-2019 02:01 PM

Interesting Marty. I’ve never seen a plane branded “Sears”. Seen many Craftsman ones of course. I don’t see any reason, if sharpened and tuned, that plane couldn’t be made to work well.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 02-11-2019 08:25 PM

Thanks for the input Kenny. I’m beginning to realize the importance of being able to reach for a decent hand plane(s) in the shop! The basics are the basics…

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#10 posted 02-12-2019 11:33 PM

Some nice old tools there. Ditto the post about the tool chests. One of those could be nice to restore. Some nice wooden gauges and scorps. Nice looking Yankee screwdriver still in the box…..

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