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Forum topic by Swamptalking posted 10-23-2020 06:44 PM 478 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2020 06:44 PM

I’m considering purchasing a collection of Wood Planes.. any suggestion of price range?
I counted 80 plus planes.

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#1 posted 10-23-2020 07:40 PM

I don’t think you are supposed to post plane porn here.

I can’t help with your question but man that looks interesting, is there an inventory list?

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#2 posted 10-23-2020 08:09 PM

Do it! Then you are already 1/4 of the way to a decent collection.

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#3 posted 10-23-2020 08:11 PM

There is a partial list, I just haven’t seen it yet.

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#4 posted 10-23-2020 08:20 PM

Personally, I wouldn’t do it. I have a few but if I had to do it over again, I would gather a few less. Actually, I would only have about four or five including the low angle jack that I have. Too much to maintain, too many to store, becomes a bit of a drag.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#5 posted 10-23-2020 08:48 PM

Would owning them spark joy in you?

If not you may find yourself in the position of selling them one by one, which could be an income source but may involve a lot of boxes and trips to the post office, UPS or whatever.

I don’t think anything in the pic looks that exotic or valuable.

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#6 posted 10-23-2020 09:28 PM

ditto SMP :) – it’s a good start

You asked about price, but there is no way to even estimate reasonably without some kind of inventory list.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#7 posted 10-23-2020 11:34 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

+1 Impossible to discuss accurate value without inventory list!

Note enough detail in pic to guess very well either, as I see a lot of rust and simple block planes.

Condition is important for value too. Perfect planes are worth a lot more than user planes I see in photo. Replacing period correct missing/damaged parts can cost more than whole plane will resale for to next wood worker.

+1 May not be a great idea?
Most folks don’t USE a large collection of planes. So you either become a tool collector, or stay a user and sell off your excess to others chasing inexpensive hand planes.

Best Luck starting your new plane collection.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#8 posted 10-23-2020 11:59 PM

Thanks for all the information, I think I’ll pass on the purchase … I have enough tool collections to maintain as is.
I’ll try to find out if there will be a listing available and see if I can release it to others.

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#9 posted 10-24-2020 02:26 PM

Agree, you can’t possibly use that many planes. The work involved in getting them in shape will take a lot of your time!
I use 3 or 4 planes for the majority of my furniture…
And at my woodworking school students only really need a decent bench plane, and a block plane for 95% of the work.
These would become decoration, which can be worthy, but not so practical.

—Bill Camden, Maine

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#10 posted 10-24-2020 03:06 PM

Welcome to LJ. If it makes you happy and you have the $ buy it.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 10-25-2020 04:02 PM

Well, I’m going to pass on this endeavor of adding to my collection.. but if anyone is interested in purchasing one, some or all the Collection of Hand Planes are being sold individually at an Estate Sale
in Shreveport, Louisiana on Friday and Saturday – November 13 & 14th.
Check out listing on [] being posted around
November 10, 2020

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