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Thread: New toy I didn't even know I wanted...

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    New toy I didn't even know I wanted...

    My bud came by last week and handed me a box and said this is available if I was interested, inside is a craftsman combination plane, great shape, original blades and holder, orig owner make a nice box to hold the blades, nice piece. Well I didn't know if I really wanted it as I did not think I would use it and I really don't consider myself as a collector of planes. Well just for kicks, I went to the shop, chose a blade and put a real quick sharpening on it, set it up and attacked a piece of oak.....well I am hooked, this plane is just KOOL So thanks Larry, the check is in the mail Last pic is, I guess verification I am hooked
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    Nice haul! And great to have a bud like that!!!
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    Well shoot that's just plane groovy!

    Looks like its in real good shape to!

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    Yes, you are hooked. It's plane to see that.
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    I need to find me one to go with the blades that were given to me on my recent trip to Baltimore.
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    Sweet tool Tom. Congrats on a good decision.
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    New toy I didn't even know I wanted...

    Very nice! Cool tool.
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    congrats...
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    New member here but I'll chime in too. I also picked up a Stanley 45 off the auction site at a fairly decent price and it seems complete. It's a later model with rosewood handle and knob and came with all the cutters, most of which seem to have the original factory rust inhibitor still on them. It's a pretty intriguing tool but one that seems to require a bit of fussing to get it working properly. I'll probably build a storage box for it with the appropriate grooves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Bjorgen View Post
    New member here but I'll chime in too. I also picked up a Stanley 45 off the auction site at a fairly decent price and it seems complete. It's a later model with rosewood handle and knob and came with all the cutters, most of which seem to have the original factory rust inhibitor still on them. It's a pretty intriguing tool but one that seems to require a bit of fussing to get it working properly. I'll probably build a storage box for it with the appropriate grooves.
    The 45 is my go to plow plane. I use it on almost every project that I build. It is definitely worth the effort to get it tuned and then use it!

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