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Forum topic by Seer posted 05-20-2019 11:59 AM 263 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Seer

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05-20-2019 11:59 AM

I picked this up for a great price this weekend at an Estate Sale. Research shows it to be old but in great shape the handle is cracked but can be repaired and just need to take some steel wool to the bed and make it look pretty. I got this for $5.00 so I am a happy camper now as it is the largest plane I now own and should come in handy.

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#1 posted 05-20-2019 12:22 PM

Looks like you got a bargain. Good luck with the restoration. It will last you for decades.

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#2 posted 05-20-2019 01:31 PM

I believe that’s a #14, not 140. And it’s an excellent plane. Old Millers Falls are my personal favorites for bench planes. And $5 is a steal!

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

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#3 posted 05-20-2019 06:03 PM

Do you think if I refinished the wood it would take away any value

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#4 posted 05-20-2019 06:12 PM

Honestly, there’s no collector value to that plane. They’re not that old (not pre-20th century) and that particular model is pretty common and not in short supply. I would do whatever you want to do to make it “yours”. When I get them with a film finish on the knob and tote, I always sand it down to bare wood and put an oil finish on it.

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

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#5 posted 05-21-2019 12:41 PM

Thanks ken I am looking forward to refinishing it actually and then using it lol

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#6 posted 05-21-2019 12:47 PM

have 2 No. 14 jack planes….and a Stanley No. 5

Those No. 14 planes sometimes had very showy wood for their handles..

Like the one on my Millers Falls No. 9 (Stanley #4 size) Might want to go slowly with the refinishing….

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