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Forum topic by Don W posted 07-14-2012 06:55 PM 6597 views 0 times favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don W

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07-14-2012 06:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: flea market restore hand planes

So I was headed to pick up this from a winning bid on ebay (only bid actually)

which is powered by this

Which is a 115/220 3 hp motor that seem like it is the size of my truck bed.

While I was picking it up I was offered this (and I’ve been looking for one so this was a nice addition)

I plan to fix up and use these 2, so any information that you may think is helpful would be appreciated.

And I brought this home, just because I thought it was cool. I have no idea what to do with it.

So what would you do with an antique shaper table?

Stopped by a flea market along the way. Discovered this.

Now I don’t usually buy them already restored, but the price was right and I’ve been looking for a #65 for a while. I don’t care for the lacquer used for the jappaning, but I know how to fix that.

And then this.

I walked away from this once, its probably a type 17,18 19ish #3. I’ve got a half a dozen #3s now I can’t get rid of, but there was something nagging me. I was pretty sure I could see a heart through the rust. And I know the SW line came out long after the cap iron screw hole was moved to the bottom.

So here is the question! What is this blade that was in this Stanley later type #3? I know its not original, but would like to know what it is from. It has the numbers “140” stamped on the back.

I wound up paying $10 with a #18 with a badly broken sole, but all other part intact. I needed the eccentric lever. (see picture below)

And last but not least, I’m figuring you guys will agree this is worth $2.

All in all, not a bad saturday.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 07-14-2012 07:06 PM

Nice haul

That spindle, I wish I was closer

I would love to get that working. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 07-14-2012 07:11 PM

Don, you’re a dirty, dirty man. That is quite the haul. That kind of day would make my life.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 07-14-2012 07:36 PM

It is amazing you still have some space left. Nice haul.

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#4 posted 07-14-2012 07:44 PM

Don, I’m with you, I’m baffled. I’m sure you saw the talk about that on the HPOYD forum the other day. Seems like the consensus was type 6 and earlier that had the hole up there??? So why the SW? Maybe a factory screw up?

And very nice haul indeed Don!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#5 posted 07-14-2012 07:48 PM

maybe someone has a “stamp” sitting in a back room somewhere??? I have irons with Craftsman stamped on it with the hole at the top, and a Worth iron, with the hole at the top. Both seem to be sargents though.

Nice haul anyway…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#6 posted 07-14-2012 09:17 PM

Don that’s what I call a good day out. That motor is a Hoss. Congrats on your haul I can’t wait to see it all working.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#7 posted 07-14-2012 09:18 PM

That darra&james has a springfield tag on it but i know at one point in time it was in waterbury ct which is where my mother and most of my family grew up and still live. I alomst bouht one of their tablesaws last year. Id love to find the address for it. Most of those old factories are now abandoned in the city but may still stand. Walt over at brass city may have some good info.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#8 posted 07-14-2012 09:20 PM

For the record, yes I agree, worth every bit of 2 bucks and then some.

How do you find this stuff? I’m soooo envious.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#9 posted 07-14-2012 10:20 PM

Wow! Are you married, Don? My wife would have divorced me by now if I hauled home half the treasures you do.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 07-14-2012 10:37 PM

I bet she owns stock in evaporust Charlie thats the only logical reason i can find lol.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#11 posted 07-14-2012 10:51 PM

That’s funny, chrisstef!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Don W

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#12 posted 07-14-2012 10:58 PM

married 35 years Charlie. She likes to antique as much as I do. All I can say is I hope you’re right Chris.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#13 posted 07-14-2012 11:59 PM

I love the 65. That looks sweet even with the faux japanning. One of my personal favorite blockplanes. Nice haul all around. Hell, I thought I was big time scoring with my james swan gouge.
Hawk eye or lucky as …... ? Dont know. Congrats

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#14 posted 07-15-2012 12:30 AM

Don, I’m pretty sure the “140” stamped in the iron means it was made in the 1st quarter of 1940. Oh, NICE GRAB!! on the saw :))

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#15 posted 07-15-2012 01:18 AM

Nice haul as always.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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