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    Great grandpa's planes

    A life long friend of mine calls me the other day and asks if I would be interested in some old planes a ya so what he has is his wife's great grandpa's hand planes, so I guess that would make them from somewhere in the 1800's all quite kool and in pretty decent shape. I don't know if they should be used, for me most likely not, just some great display pieces with a history
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    Wow, that is cool !!!
    It would be nice to plane a board with a piece of history
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    First nice catch there Tom. Then i agree with Bob. Have a go at sharpening them and try them out. They look like moulding planes.

    Oh but Kitchen reno comes first
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    Nice, very nice. I want some.

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    I think you should build a small display case and let them be admired as part of woodworking history. Would make a nice display in your shop once you get it all rearranged.

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    good grab tom!!! those are in real nice shape and the wedges are all there and not broke.. nice display on the wall next tot he table where we willset to discuss the worlds troubles after the kitchen is done:?)
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    Very nice looking set of planes Tom. Glad to see someone that doesn't appreciate their family's history at least pass it to someone that will appreciate it! Now, go play with them for a looooooooooooooong while (then I might be able to catch up!)!!
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    Wow, that is a great score Tom. Good to know that they went to someone that will take care of them.
    Darren

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    Second the idea of a display case!

    As an addition to the display, why not make a short section of molding with each plane, and display it along with the plane itself. Some nice cherry or walnut, perhaps?
    Jim D.
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    Those are terrific.
    My take is, they were made to be used.
    If they are in condition to use without damage, use them.
    Great-Grandpa would be proud to know they are still being used.
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