The joys of rust hunting #2: Show off your latest find(s)

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Here is a spot to show off your latest acquisitions. Whether its a flea market , garage sale or yard sale or craig list find, show it off.

Mine from yesterday.

A 12 1/2 base with a Sargent #42 like new cutter

A type 2 Sargent 307

A cool infill (rosewood and steel)

And a Sargent made 3409 branded as Marshall Wells Hardware. (I need to research this a little more)

-- -- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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I’m going to call the weekend a success.
Noted find, a Birdseye Holly. According to Roger Smith its the first successfully manufactured metallic plane.
Best buy, a no crack, no break, perfect rosewood, just some surface rust #607 for $18. (I didn’t even dicker)
My first Keen Kutter, a K7.
An #A18 for my knuckle block collection.
A #248. Looks complete because I have a serous sickness. Then another because???
A nice Distton thumbhole.
A B plane tranny because if I didn’t buy it the guy was going to make a lamp out of it.
A Sargent #52 because I have a thing for Sargents and it was less than half the typical ebay price.

Did you ever see one with wings?

-- -- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

todays finds

A few pieces of mahogany, a yankee 2101, a gage #4, broke but $5, A sargent 409 in excellent shape, A Record #3, w wood bodied rabbet (with a nicker) and a Sargent Tranny, and a printing from 1992 of the History of Eagle Square.

-- -- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

Don, I was looking at the 12 1/2 and was wondering why on earth anyone would cut a hand plane in half :) Seriously that was my first reaction.

What is it used for?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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