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Re: Who Collects Some Handplanes?
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2022, 05:06:47 PM »
I picked up my newest planes yesterday.  I got a Stanley #3, #4 and #4 1/2, plus the Stanley #7.  I will get the stanley bedrock in the picture soon.  I don't know what number it is yet.  I'm excited about all the planes.  Aside from the #7 I didn't have any of these yet.  The #7's are cool and I'm happy to have 2 now.  Maybe I should get one of the 7's in working order.
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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2022, 03:30:29 PM »
A picture of my bench plane collection. 3,#1 planes, Stanley, Lie Nielsen in bronze, Lie Nielsen in white bronze Woodcraft Anniversary. Then #2 through #8 in both smooth sole and corrugated sole. Started collection in the early 1980s 


 

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« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2022, 07:43:27 AM »
That's a nice collection you have there.
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2022, 06:04:01 PM »
I broke out the size to flatten a bench top lamination while we lived in VA but they are still in storage for now since weve moved back.  

I taught my fianc what to look for in planes as she goes to various antique stores and estate sales. Ive added three or four more since. Still havent found a #7 yet.

From left: #8, #6 flat, #6 ribbed, #5 1/2, #4 (KobaltI thre this one away), and unknown shoulder plane. 



 

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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2022, 07:20:20 PM »
I had a second #7 a few weeks ago, but sold it to a woodworking friend from another site.  They are cool planes.  I doubt I will ever use it, but it looks great on my shelf.
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Re: Who Collects Some Handplanes?
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2022, 10:43:27 PM »
I don't "collect" but I have a few.  My very first plane was from the high school shop.  It's a longer one and it was dropped and broke it at the throat.  So it was going to be tossed.  The ceramics teacher took the opportunity to show me how to braze cast iron.  It came out pretty flat and I use it occasionally.  I've since picked up a few #4 or #5s (not sure, not a connoisseur of planes :D) but are the ones I tend to grab to do some quick work.  I have some littler ones and the same tiny one FFOS has in the second picture.  That thing is pretty handy.  They are not all in the same place.  I have two "timber framing work buckets" up at the cabin so two planes, slicks and such are up there and the rest are at home.  Maybe I'll get a picture to post of the ones here.
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« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2022, 08:23:26 PM »
I have used my little modern one extensively.  I'm sure I will start to use the old one too.  I love that little plane to just take the corner off of a piece.
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Re: Who Collects Some Handplanes?
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2022, 11:07:19 PM »
Started out restoring my grandfathers Stanley #3 and Sargent 418.
Loml bouht me a Stanley #2 at a garage sale for $2, took 45 minutes to restore, it was pretty clean. Mom supplied a #4 (full reso) and I bought a #5.
Got an 8c from a passed friends estate sale, needs a full resto.
Also have grandpas # 78 rabbet plane.

Yes, l do use them as needed.

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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2022, 11:58:02 AM »
No doubt I will collect other planes as a I come across them, but I want to find a no. 8.
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Re: Who Collects Some Handplanes?
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2022, 03:14:22 PM »
I rekon I have some 50 or 60 hand planes in use and an equal number stashed away in the garage attic or awaiting restoration. I have also made quite a few wooden hand planes.

They are very practical for repair work when you cannot use the machines efficiently.

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Re: Who Collects Some Handplanes?
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2023, 10:33:02 AM »
When I started woodworking what seems like a few hundred years ago, I used planes for all my work. Over time I got interested in collecting and using all my collectable tools regardless of rarity. My travels overseas and into non-touristy areas expanded my collection, mostly hand-made planes and other tools from China. 

My rarest plane is a #164 Stanley, obviously used very little and I have used it, after all what good are collections if you can only look at them?   Now almost all my woodworking is with power tools but will still grab a handplane when needed.   Life certainly is an adventure.
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