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    Lady luck found me today

    Done a little horse trading today. Met a guy who was looking for an old monkey wrench to hang in his garage. Conversation piece he called it. He can't find any anywhere. Told him I have a couple. Next thing he asks about my auction exploits. I told him about my plane weakness. I swapped for this.

    Stanley #45 with Sweetheart logo on frame. Little rough but I really didn't need the monkey wrench.




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    A little rough, you say? That looks like about a two gallon EvapoRust job!

    I see these for sale fairly often - usually with an asking price three or four times what they're worth. I do have a nice, pristine, Sargent version, though, and it's in a (newly made) fitted box. I've used it once or twice, but mainly it's a 'looker.'
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    Yea, rough. Picture does make it look a little worse. But hey, what else do I have to do?

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    Rough or no, I'd rather have the plane than a monkey wrench. Ya done good, Steve.
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    So which monkey wrench did you trade? The right handed one or the left handed one? The left handed ones are hard to find.

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    Electrolosis will be your friend. Look up Marty's shop thread, he built his electrolosis apparatus, you will be surprised at what can be accomplished and it will let you look beyond the rust once you have this trick up your sleeve. As to the plane, someone cut off its cord, it won't work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Electrolosis will be your friend. Look up Marty's shop thread, he built his electrolosis apparatus, you will be surprised at what can be accomplished and it will let you look beyond the rust once you have this trick up your sleeve. As to the plane, someone cut off its cord, it won't work!
    Once he gets the rust off he can prolly hook a new cord to it.
    Good trade Steve
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    Yep, it's so bad now I can't even figure out where the cord went.

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    Jon

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    Send it to me, I'll zap in my electrolysis tub.
    Looks like a nice catch....I think.....
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