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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 06-19-2020 04:18 AM 1243 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2020 04:18 AM

I’m not real knowledgeable about older hand planes. It’s not often you see offering like this in my neighborhood.

Any comment or thought would be welcome.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#1 posted 06-19-2020 04:26 AM

I’m very much a novice but seems like the bailey planes are nice user quality. I’ve been looking for a no2 to add to my user collection with no luck. The ones I have found are very expensive. All the others look like specialty planes that I have no clue about.
If it was me I’d be interested in the bench planes but that’s also the extent of my ability so far. That also depends on his price. Some folks are really “proud” of their tools.
On a different note they are probably all pretty close to set up and usable since the ad is wrote from a perspective of a woodworker not just some knot head on eBay selling a “rare antique vintage” plane

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#2 posted 06-19-2020 04:27 AM

Wow! I’d be there, very cool (and less-than-common) things!

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#3 posted 06-19-2020 04:49 AM

Which is more desirable Bedrocks or Baileys ?

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#4 posted 06-19-2020 05:01 AM

No clue. I’ve never ran across a Bedrock. My baileys are pretty solid tho. I’m guessing they are pretty close to the same, bedrock may b a hair better. If u got the time to wait I’d say in the next 12hours some of the guys that know more will b awake and can give u their experienced point of view. In the mean time u can read the forum below for some more insight

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#5 posted 06-19-2020 05:30 AM


As far as interesting?

The 10/10-1/2 plane (second from left in front row) is hard to find in wild, and can be expensive on fleabay. Nice for planing right to edge on beveled panels.

The #97 edge plane is another rare tool to find in wild. Good for cleaning up corners and up to edges.

Any of the rebate/rabbit, or edge planes with attached fence attract a cult like following. Those mostly into hand tools grab them up fast, when available for decent price. If they are missing parts, value diminishes significantly. If find one with complete set of cutters, it is like finding gold in your back yard. ;-)

I see a couple of knuckle cap block planes that are also highly sought after.
Even the long handled scrapers on table are little rare to find, especially with decent blades left.

Wished I lived closer! :-)

Bedrock .vs. Bailey? It is a religious thing to some. LOL
The newer bedrocks with square top sides (first on left front row), tend to use a heavier casting. They were type clone by LN and Veritas with an adjustable frog position. Flat top Bedrock’s tend to be very desirable user planes for those of us that can’t afford a shop full of LN. Fleabay prices have been through roof lately, even for very common #5. But poor condition degrades price considerably, as many folks want to just use it, not restore it. Nothing wrong with round side Bedrock planes, but they are not as desirable as user plane. Mostly collectors wanting perfect all original planes for crystal display cabinet. :-)

PS – if you need some help identifing some of the Stanley planes, use the online Stanley bible from SuperTool

Run, don’t walk to that sale for best selection!

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#6 posted 06-19-2020 06:11 AM

That #9 handled cabinet makers miter plane can go for an aweful lot depending on condition. I mean you would probably be surprised how much.

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#7 posted 06-19-2020 06:20 AM

I strongly second SMP’s comment re the miter plane.

From here, the plane right in the middle looks like a desirable skew rabbet (No. 289)

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#8 posted 06-19-2020 12:36 PM

I think there is a chisel plane in there too (5th from left). I picked one up two weeks ago because I had just read about them in “Hand Plane Essentials”. I thought it looked cool and spotted one on ebay and had to have it.

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#9 posted 06-19-2020 12:52 PM

Hell of a score! I wouldn’t waste my time getting over there to get them. The price is very good for them. Snatch em up quick.

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#10 posted 06-19-2020 01:07 PM

I agree I’d be all over some of those.

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#11 posted 06-19-2020 01:35 PM

When I first looked at that ad I thought it was $100 for all (LOL)! Of course the text corrected my misconception…but I’d still be there looking over what he has.

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#12 posted 06-19-2020 03:48 PM

Isn’t that a Stanley 45 in the back row left side? And 1/2 a #45 Round and hollow set in photo 4 along with 2 of the clamp on Stanley fences. A lot of good toys for a decent price.

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#13 posted 06-19-2020 04:14 PM

The ad says buy appointment only. I used the reply button in the add. Sent a request last night to take a look at the planes. So far I have heard back for the seller. I will update this post as time goes on.

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#14 posted 06-19-2020 04:20 PM

The couple or three plane fences are not items I run across locally either. Looks like pretty nice selection.

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#15 posted 06-19-2020 06:21 PM

There are some really desireable collector planes there! I be there like a beagle on a rabbet, if I were anywhere within a hundred miles!

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