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    Small tool gloat

    I've all but given up on Craigslist here in the Boston area -- too many people in love with their tools or offering "like new" tools for prices darn near new. These will take a bit of cleaning & tuning, but I figured I've spent $30 on worse over the years.

    Here's an overview of the haul:


    A Millers Falls 56 bevel up block plane:


    Two picks of the Millers Falls 900B smoother:



    Next up, the Stanley 191 rabbet plane:



    Stanley 71 1/2 router plane. I've been wanting to try out a router plane for a while now - this is the one that caught my eye out of the lot:


    Stanley 151 spoke shave:


    And last up, the Stanley 80M scraper:


    It will probably take me a month of weekends to get them all cleaned up and tuned. But hey, its not like I have projects waiting to get done or anything

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    Even for a non neander like me that is a great haul!!
    Jon

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    I'd be happy with those Matt, nice haul for sure

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    Excellent purchase. If you don't know, the M on the 80M scraper is for malleable, which is a tougher material than the plain 80 scraper. This type was often used in school shops. It's worth alone $25-30, so you made a great purchase there.

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    Nice-looking haul, Matt.
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    Not a bad little haul there! I know what you mean about craigs list.... Im down here on the cape probably looking at a lot of the same ads you are...
    Ive had my best luck on ebay for old planes!

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    I will give you $31 and pay shipping

    Nice haul Matt.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    It's great to see someone get a good deal
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    Wow .....what a deal welcome to neanderland. Spending some quality time cleaning up will be just as enjoyable as using them. You sure dun good with that haul youre entitled to gloat.
    I paid $20 for my 71.5 on its own.
    Take note that Lee Valley router plane chisels fit the Stanley.

    sent from my Atrix
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Take note that Lee Valley router plane chisels fit the Stanley.
    Thanks for the tip Rob. I was wondering where I was going to find narrower blades for it than the one it has

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