22 February 2013 at 11:57 pm #8362
Well I finally won an auction on ebay, nabbed a stanley no. 7 jointer plane for 50 dollars. It’ll need some TLC but I hope to get a decent plane out of it.
-Canada23 February 2013 at 12:16 am #8364Steve FollisParticipant
Way to go Dave, be careful, it becomes adictive!
Memphis, Tennessee23 February 2013 at 12:24 am #8366davemd66Participant
Sounds like you got a good deal. Good luck with it!!!23 February 2013 at 3:10 am #8367
Heh, I’m still on the look out for a 7-8 tpi xcut panel saw and a 5-6 tpi rip panel saw. These are hard to come by it seems.
-Canada23 February 2013 at 5:04 am #8368Steve FollisParticipant
What part of the world are you in Dave?
Memphis, Tennessee23 February 2013 at 5:59 am #8369
Stephen, I’m in Ontario, Canada.
-Canada24 February 2013 at 3:53 am #8408ejpotterParticipant
Couple suggestions: if you can’t find a panel-length saw specifically, you can pretty easily cut a few inches off the end of a carpenter’s saw. If you can’t find any of those, do you have any idea what the shipping is like from the States? I can pretty easily find old saws for $4-10/saw and could send you some.
Just moved to NE Ohio24 February 2013 at 7:59 am #8412AnonymousInactive
Dave, I really hate to say this because I think I recall reading that Paul had a bad experience with one, but I used a Stanley Sharptooth saw today to crosscut 2″x8″ beech. 13 crosscuts total, several rip cuts, worked perfectly, out performed my freshly sharpened D-8 on the rips. It does cut on the pull & push stroke as advertised and does it quick. It doesn’t seem to dull, although I’m sure it will. You can’t resharpen it because of the weird tooth design, but at that price from my local Lowes or Home Depot, I’ll buy another one when it does. My 2 cents.24 February 2013 at 12:08 pm #8421STEVE MASSIEParticipant
That was a good price and welcome to the slippery slope, I enjoy fettling ( re – habbing ) tools as much as building things. This is one very addictive hobby but I love it.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US27 February 2013 at 10:31 pm #8643
Well I got it in the mail today! Holy Hockey this is long! I even got a refund for shipping as the person who sold it to me turned out to be fairly to close to where I live.
It is in really good condition, the iron on the sole, sides and the rest the metal pieces has got a heavy patina on it and the only rust I found was on the frog under the blade and cap iron. There is some chipping of the original paint but I’m not too concerned about that as this is going to be put to use.
The obligatory photo of it on top of my latest box project. The stack of shavings is from the plane.
-Canada27 February 2013 at 10:35 pm #8646jgust747Participant
Nice, looks like a great find.
Dallas, Texas27 February 2013 at 11:29 pm #8649AnonymousInactive
It’s a beauty Dave.28 February 2013 at 4:30 pm #8673
So after using it last night I am definitely going to make a new set of handles and replace the blade, it corroded pretty bad right at the edge and the metal just chips off when I hone it. Just how flat are the soles supposed to be? When I put my Home Depot 36 inch metal rule on the sole I see high spots right at the toe and heel of the sole.
-Canada28 February 2013 at 4:58 pm #867428 February 2013 at 11:31 pm #8695
Thanks for that Ken, looks like I don’t have too much lapping to do.
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