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    Whoops......... Minor Gloat........

    I was surfing around Yahoo Auctions here (no Ebay in Japan) and I found a Stanley #75 Bull Nose Rabbet Plane on the cheap, I figured it might go cheap or it might go expensive, I looked around and found I could get a new one (not a Stanley, but a clone) for about $35 or so, so with shipping a fair bit more than that. I put a bid of $30 in and forgot about it, as there was a week to go. I remembered to checked in about an hour before the end of the auction (no sniping here) and I saw that 11 others had bid on it (it started at $7) so I figured that I'd not get it, as it was already up to $27. I just checked now and guess what, I won it for $27

    I don't have a bull nose plane of any sort, so I figure this will be a good addition to the arsenal......

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    ...... I would bet the shipping will be about $5, so the total will be about $32, if it is not damaged or cracked, I think I did OK.

    These steel non-Japanese planes do not come up that often on auction here.

    Cheers
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    Looks in pretty good state, some cleaning and honing the blade will make it a lovely tool.

    Congratulations on the mini gloat
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Congratulations! Let us know how it works for you. There seems to be two groups of people - one group loves that plane and the other dislikes it.

    Mike
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    Thanks guys

    I'm not expecting it to turn my world on fire, but I expect for certain jobs it will excel.

    Cheers!
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    I got the plane last night, it was very well packaged, and it looks like a very good example of this little plane.

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    Some pics, I think it looks good.

    Oh yeah, I only had to pay about $3 for shipping, so total cost to me, $30 or so

    A bit of a clean up, and then a honing and I'm betting it will be good to go!
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    Oh fun fun fun...If you find that itty bitty tool to small for your big mitts I'll take it off your hands.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
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    Good buy Stu
    cheers

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    Great deal Stu. Looking forward to seeing how it looks all cleaned up.
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    Today, while down in the Dungeon working on a few things, I got time to give this little plane a tune up.

    I just used some fairly coarse sandpaper on a piece of granite tile I have to flatten it, did not take much at all. I then sharpened the blade to the point of it being VERY sharp indeed.

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    All nice and flat, but I had a problem...........

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    ....... it would only go about 8 or 9 inches, then dig in and stop, it would not move. The chips would impact so hard.........

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    ........... I had to use a screwdriver to get the out.....

    After looking at it for a while, and adjusting it back and forth, I figured out that the chips where hitting the front of the cap that has the thumbscrew in it, that holds the iron in place, so I ground that down to a knife edge, and.........
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    ......... the chips came off the plane no problem.

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    Hard to take a picture of it, but it is now not impeding the flow of chips out of the plane.

    Cool little plane, I don't know how much use I'll have for it, but it has been a learning experience for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    ...After looking at it for a while, and adjusting it back and forth, I figured out that the chips where hitting the front of the cap that has the thumbscrew in it, that holds the iron in place, so I ground that down to a knife edge...
    Ironically, that part is called the chip breaker, Stu, and 75's are notorious for having that problem out-of-the-box. Your fix is the recommended one, btw.
    Jim D.
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