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I'm probably going to burn in hell for this....

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I'm probably going to burn in hell for this....

Postby bridger » 16 Mar 2015, 03:44

see, I'm generally anti- tool collector. I use tools, I want others to use tools, I don't want to see them get amassed into a small number of hands. It's a philosophical thing. keep the traditions alive, not in a museum.

at a thrift store the other day I picked up a block plane.
It's not like I need another block plane, I have more than I need already. but this one was old, a design I wasn't familliar with and both in good shape and cheap. it came home with me. today I cleaned it up and got a good look at it.

it has the adjustable toe plate, but no adjuster lever for it, nor any sign that it ever had one.

it has no lateral lever.

it has a lever cap of a design I hadn't seen before.

on the blade is stamped (very faintly)

L. BAILEY'S
PATENT
AUG. 6, 57
AUG. 31, 58 EXT.


It's entirely useable, given a sharpening.
I find myself wondering what it's worth to a collector....


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Re: I'm probably going to burn in hell for this....

Postby Mike G » 16 Mar 2015, 08:55

That looks like a candidate for a couple of hours work.
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