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    One that got away

    I found a listing on CL for an old but pretty complete Stanley #46 rabbet plane. It looked decent and was listed for $20.00. I called and I was 3rd in line for it. I offered $25 for it, which was accepted and I was on my way to pick it up. On the way I received a call back saying it had just been picked up for $30.00 (which I would have matched, but didn't get the chance). It was in nice shape.

    Here is a seller's photo of it.
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    I'm betting the guy who got it won't be interested in selling it to you for $35, huh?
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    Nah, I bet he's pretty happy with it and won't let it go. I didn't NEED it, but it was interesting and in decent shape. I tried. It would have been fun to see what I could have done with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Baideme View Post
    ...It would have been fun to see what I could have done with it.
    I'm guessing rabbets. That's what you could have done with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I'm guessing rabbets. That's what you could have done with it.
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    doesnt seem fair for them to do that when yu were in route to pick it up????
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    Nope Larry, but that's life, and THAT ain't fair.

    I got plenty to keep me busy for the next couple years anyway. I don't need any more projects.
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    Them's cute little bunnies Don.
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    Well, a 46 does lots more than just rabbets. Grooves, dados, maybe more, depending on your blades:

    http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan7.htm

    That was a great deal, but they come and they go. Wasn't nice how they sold it out from under you. At least you got a call.

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    Ken,

    I understand that that tool is quite versatile. I would have liked to get it, and I do respect that the seller at least called me. I did not want to get into a bidding war over it though.
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