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Old 10-30-2012, 12:16 AM   #7021
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What's that in post 7014 Jim?

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:25 AM   #7022
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Jim, this one's for you.

I bet you know what this is, don't you?
Awwww man, I think I am going to cry, I am droolin all over my keyboard here. That would probably be the top of my list for planes, I have wanted a #45 for a good while now, maybe someday. Have you checked on Ebay at the price of those old beautiful planes?

I have looked online at craigslist up your way and there are tons of good hand planes over on the big island and cheap too. Another thing I am trying to find is an old hand mitersaw like I used when I first started back in the 60s, I can't remember if it was a Miller Falls or a Stanley but man that ole saw was dead accurate, I just want to get back to using the old tools now days.

I hope them quakes settle down and none get closer than they are.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:29 AM   #7023
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What's that in post 7014 Jim?
I had to go back and look at that beautiful plane again buddy, is that your plane? If it is you are one lucky dude, I would swap just about any of my tools for one of those. I hope it is your's if it is I am really happy for you buddy.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:45 AM   #7024
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Jim, when I tell you the story of this plane, you will cry.

Back in 1969, my old man used to wander around the pawnshops during his lunch hours...he worked in downtown Vancouver at the time.

He spotted this plane in a pawnshop and asked the owner how much.

Fifteen dollars he says. No deal says the old man, I'll give you ten. He walked out empty handed.

A week or so later the plane was still in the store, so the old man again makes his ten dollar offer. Still no deal.

This went on for a month, and finally the store owner sold it to him for $9.95, plus 50 cents tax.

This was 43 years ago now, and although I remember the old man giving me this plane many years ago, I had not seen it until just a few days ago. I thought it was long gone. I was searching for some plumbing fittings in the utility room of the cabin when I ran across the box. It has been carefully taped over with masking tape, and you can barely make out the number 45 through the tape on one end of the box.

It still has all 23 of the original cutters and the original box that the cutters fit into.

Now, does that not want to make you cry?
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I hope them quakes settle down and none get closer than they are.
You shouldn't have said anything Jim.

One went off less than two hours ago and it appears to have been centered right about here. Only a 1.9 though...we can't feel that.
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The above sales receipt says; "as is". That in itself is kind of funny considering what the plane that cost $10 could bring at a specialty-tool auction.
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The above sales receipt says; "as is". That in itself is kind of funny considering what the plane that cost $10 could bring at a specialty-tool auction.
Bud: The old man said the guy didn't have a clue as to what he was selling. Note that he wrote down "rabbet plane." The H5009 number was the pawn number they assigned to it when it came in the store. They probably gave someone $2 for it.
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I suppose it is a "rabbet" plane but it also appears to be set up to cut tongue and grove. The pictorial (drawing) on the box doesn't match the appearance of the profiles of the cutting tools. Helluva find there.
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Buddy, you got one of the finest tools you can get your hands on, you can make a lot of profiles of molding with it. I think I am going to make that picture of it my new desktop background. You will love using that plane Keith, it is a dream. I would make a case and keep it on displayed for all to see while I wasn't using it.

If I had been you, I would have peed on myself if I had uncovered that plane, you are one lucky man buddy, I am tickled to death for you. When you make some molding with it post a few pictures of it. Just freaking wow!!! Now if I can wipe the drool off my key board...
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I suppose it is a "rabbet" plane but it also appears to be set up to cut tongue and grove. The pictorial (drawing) on the box doesn't match the appearance of the profiles of the cutting tools. Helluva find there.
Hey Bud, post #9000, way to go.
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SIDE BAR:

I realize politics isn't allowed here but this is worth noting:

Just heard on a local radio talk show that President Obama has appointed the UN (United Nations) to provide more than four hundred “election poll observers” to standby at various polling places throughout the U.S. These observers will be wearing blue (UN) helmets and possessing side-arms (to protect themselves). The UN Observer assigned to an Omaha Nebraska polling place and interviewed by this radio station has stated he was born in the U.S. but has denounced his U.S. citizenship and is now a “Citizen of the World”.

Is this a hoax? Has anyone else heard of this?

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Would have been a lot more posts by now, but I was banned from here earlier in the year and it pissed me off so I stopped participating most everywhere here except on this thread.
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I heard about this too Bud. It's true.

I'm not sure what bothers me more, the UN at the polling stations or the fact that the 4 American men murdered in Benghazi were DENIED help as top govt. officials sat by and watched as it was happening.
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Bud...have another beer...

Here are the matching cutters on the top row...number 25 is in the plane.
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Here are the matching cutters on the top row...number 25 is in the plane.
You are going to make an ole man cry here Keith. That was a deal and a half your dad got way back then, that plane has probably increased in value many times over by now. I have seen them go for up to $350 and higher. Every once in a while you can find one for $200 or so but some of them don't have all the cutters. Keith Mathewson just put his #45 on ebay, I wonder what he got for his, it was in great shape like yours. Buddy, you need to do some more digging around, there is no telling what you have stashed back that you don't remember.

Bud and Barb, I sure hope what y'all are saying isn't true, I have heard of all kind of things going to happen and don't put a lot of stock in a lot of it. Some of the things I have seen in the last few years sure don't sit well with me for sure.

Now back to our regular scheduled program.
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Jim, I did a little looking on a few tools sites, and a good shape 45 with all the cutters goes up to $600, I just about had kittens. Most seem to run between $160 and $350 like you say. The lesser priced ones seem to be missing quite a few of the parts.

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