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    This is all Steve Southwood's fault!

    I've never owned a hand plane before. I know nothing about them nor have I ever used one before. I do enjoy going to auctions though and after watching Steve get all the great deals on planes at auctions he attends it has made me look for them at auctions that I go to. I attended a sale today and this was selling and was getting NO bids. Finally a guy bid $3.00 and just before the hammer dropped something forced my hand in the air. Now.... I don't believe in ghosts but I swear I had no idea why I bid. Anyway...I got this for $4.00. The only markings on the larger plane is "Made in America" on the front. No markings at all on the smaller one. Both have good sharp blades. Are they any good? Should I clean them up and refinish the handles or should they be left alone? Thanks Steve!

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    Oh your in trouble now... Clean em up and put em to use.
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    Tom, I am truly sorry. This will lead to worse and worse things. Politely take the planes back to where you bought them and ask for a refund. You will be money ahead.

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    Too late now Steve. I brought these home and they are kind of "cool".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baugues View Post
    Too late now Steve. I brought these home and they are kind of "cool".

    Tom
    I can see it now, a year from now I'll read in the paper about handplanes being worth so much money and how a pair went so high. Yep, where Tom and Steve met!!!
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    Congrats on the new planes, Tom. Have you checked to see if the blades are the same width as the spare one you already have? If so, you can always have a sharp one on hand while the other two are in use.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baugues View Post
    ...Both have good sharp blades...
    I'd be willing to bet lunch at McDonald's that they aren't as sharp as they really need to be. Nothing you can't fix, but there's "sharp", then there's "plane sharp" I had the demonstrated to me nicely by Ken Werner.
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    Well now I feel like a criminal. More like a drug pusher. Here try this, it won't hurt. Forgive me Tom.

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    Is Hand Plane Auctions the new *VORTEX* to fall into
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    Is Hand Plane Auctions the new *VORTEX* to fall into
    It is actually a very OLD vortex

    Congrats Tom, clean those babies up and get working on sharpening them blades!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    Is Hand Plane Auctions the new *VORTEX* to fall into

    Short answer YES. Just depends on when you started.

    Tom you going to enjoy those and the cleaning up. Welcome to the plane club.
    cheers

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