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A #2 is hard enough to use, can't imagine a #1...and I don't have big hands.

Ed
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(02-04-2024, 05:40 PM)EdL Wrote: A #2 is hard enough to use, can't imagine a #1...and I don't have big hands.

Ed

But it would look nice on the mantel
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#23
I have doubts I will ever run across a No 1 Stanley plane in the wild, 
and it is even more unlikely that I would ever need one. 

 But, having said that, if I ever do own one, I think it would live here on
my desk, just to look at.  


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#24
Don’t give up hope of finding one in the wild. I found one once at a garage sale. There was an old carpenter’s tool chest in the corner that wasn’t even part of the sale. I opened the lid and there it was.
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#25
What Tom said....
Loml scored me an almost perfect #2 for $2 at a garage sale, it was the only tool in the sale.

Ed
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(02-06-2024, 07:37 PM)EdL Wrote: What Tom said....
Loml scored me an almost perfect #2 for $2 at a garage sale, it was the only tool in the sale.

Ed

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In 1995 I snagged a Chaplin #1 for $20.00 at a flea market..kept it for about a year and was finally persuaded to sell it for $900.00...The buyer was the secretary of the Area 9, MWTCA..He kept it for a year or so and sold it for $5,000...A few years later I got a call from a close friend and collector who told me my little plane was going on Martin Donnelly's online tool auction that day...I watched it sell for the sum of $26,500.00...I have a coffee table book with a picture of the Little Chaplin #1. One tool in that auction sold for almost 30K !!!!! The Chaplin was second highest.
Crazy There's a jeweler in Australia that has a collection of Chaplins. I posted the photo of HIS plane {that I got online}, on Woodnet and he saw it and chewed me out about it on this forum..I didn't realize he had the photo copyrighted. Admiral may remember that incident.
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#27
It has sweetheart iron.
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#28
okay... picture didn't go through
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#29
Trying to choose photos from my phone. The picture is there until I push on post reply
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(02-07-2024, 09:47 PM)Timberwolf Wrote: ...............
In 1995 I snagged a Chaplin #1 for $20.00 at a flea market..kept it for about a year and was finally persuaded to sell it for $900.00...The buyer was the secretary of the Area 9, MWTCA..He kept it for a year or so and sold it for $5,000...A few years later I got a call from a close friend and collector who told me my little plane was going on Martin Donnelly's online tool auction that day...I watched it sell for the sum of $26,500.00...I have a coffee table book with a picture of the Little Chaplin #1. One tool in that auction sold for almost 30K !!!!! The Chaplin was second highest.
Crazy There's a jeweler in Australia that has a collection of Chaplins. I posted the photo of HIS plane {that I got online}, on Woodnet and he saw it and chewed me out about it on this forum..I didn't realize he had the photo copyrighted. Admiral may remember that incident.
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Wow, that's an Antiques Roadshow worthy story.  

I knew a guy who stumbled onto a Cesar Celor moulding plane at an auction and got it for $5.00.  He later sold it, but I don't know for how much.
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