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gettingtired

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07-31-2020 04:39 PM

Purchased in 2002 and never used.
24” jointer and a smoother plane.
Make offer.
I don’t remember what wood he made them from.
IIRC, IPE on the bottom.
I can’t post pictures here because I don’t us them.
email me and I’ll send you some.
The 24” jointer was Steve’s first jointer with a handle.


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SMP

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#1 posted 07-31-2020 04:49 PM

$1?

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gettingtired

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#2 posted 07-31-2020 05:00 PM

I have no idea what they are worth.
Make offer, don’t forget shipping.

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gettingtired

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#3 posted 08-01-2020 02:08 AM

Here are some pictures.

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#4 posted 08-01-2020 03:57 AM

The sole on the jointer plane looks like lignum vitae. I say this because I made a wood plane with a lignum sole it worked very nicely.
Do you know what the irons are A2 ? 01? They look very thick

Good Luck

-- Aj

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#5 posted 08-01-2020 02:32 PM

Aj I believe your right about the sole.
I’m still looking for the paperwork Steve sent me along with the planes.
The irons aren’t marked as to what they are.
They are 1/4” thick.

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#6 posted 08-01-2020 06:30 PM

Steve had a brisk biz going, and sold a lot of planes quickly, then disappeared. In good condition I imagine they could appreciate in value, but a trip to Ebay would tell you for sure. He was a great guy, and had a lot of followers, wishing him well. He was the little guy of many little guys making tools. I hope he is doing well.

As for the blades he did them himself, bought sheets of raw steel, used a coal fired forge, and poured his own. IIRC most of the planes used a common blade, might have been bedded differently.

Validation source is an old Rex Mill page. scroll down to Back Yard Heat Treating Oven

https://www.rexmill.com/planes101/shops/knight/knight.html#

This FWW piece he said that he started using Ron Hock blades, but then he switched to making his own.

https://www.finewoodworking.com/2010/10/28/interview-with-plane-maker-steve-knight

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gettingtired

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#7 posted 08-02-2020 03:19 AM

I found my sales receipt from Steve.
4-27-2002
The smoother is white oak.
The joiner is padouk.
Paid over three hundred dollars for them.

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