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    Rust hunting paid off, mystery is solved

    Found a 4 1/2 today. It is a corrugated, but it is the only one I have seen in the wild.
    Last edited by Steve Southwood; 12-10-2011 at 04:28 PM.
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    What type, and what condition?

    If you prefer a flat (not corrugated) sole, I might have one to trade.

    Mine's a pre-war model, in pretty good shape.

    I'd like to find a WWII era one, but almost all type 4½'s are good planes.
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    Not sure of the type Jim. It does not have the frog adjuster, but some other stuff doesn't add up. Well not yet anyways. Need to look a little more at it.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    Steve, you should know better.....no pics...didn't happen.
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    good for you steve.. but we do need pics..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Found a 4 1/2 today. It is a corrugated, but it is the only one I have seen in the wild.
    4 1/2 corrugated is SO on my wish list

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    Steve, I realize that rust is your passion, but do you happen to run across any wooden molding planes while you are out beating the bushes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Steve, I realize that rust is your passion, but do you happen to run across any wooden molding planes while you are out beating the bushes?
    Boat loads of them. They are every where around here. When you coming to visit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Boat loads of them. They are every where around here. When you coming to visit?
    Hmm, I do have plenty of air miles, a week of unplanned vacation time and a desire to see Tom, Larry and Charlie (well, mostly Charlie). But, I don't trust myself being in an area with such a bountiful supply of old tools. I might need to drive a U-Haul back with everything I picked up. It could end up being a very expensive trip!

    Actually, today I am traveling south of me to check out a suitcase (yes, a suitcase) of wooden planes that I saw on Craigslist. The picture was fuzzy and it was not a close-up, but worth the trip just to see. This is very rare around here. We truly live in a desert when it comes to old tools. They will probably end up being junk with banana soles; missing boxing and blades; and/or abused in many ways. They also could be moulding planes for house work and not the furniture sizes I am looking for.

    Maybe I could find me an agent in your area willing to find what I need for a small fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Hmm, I do have plenty of air miles, a week of unplanned vacation time and a desire to see Tom, Larry and Charlie (well, mostly Charlie).

    Maybe I could find me an agent in your area willing to find what I need for a small fee.
    well just so you understand the fine print bill i am the MIDDLE man on all transactions to the washington state area.. if i dont need it then it can got to your state jim delaney on the other hand has free pick form our distributor he is old and needs to best chance to get what he has need for besides he has given me many pieces of great wood so just so you know the rules bill and charlie says yu better get over here and we will even give you some good home brew
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