I gotta' gloat! I gotta' gloat!

Well, I think so anyway. :-).
We went garage sale-ing this morning. At one stop I spied a plastic bucket with some plane ends sticking out of it. I went and looked. There were two old jointer planes, but the quality was such that if I said Monkey Ward made them I'd be exaggerating their quality.
But buried under them was an old Stanley #4. A little light rust, but no pitting. I don't have a #4. I nonchalantly picked it up and asked what they wanted for it. It's very difficult to keep a straight face when the answer comes back "fifty cents?". I didn't have the heart to try to beat them down to .25 :-).
So I get it home and start checking it out. It's a type 9 manufactured around 1902-1907. Has two patent dates on the frame casting, no frog adjustment, etc..
But here it gets strange. The lever cap says "Stanley R & L Bedrock" on three lines, which indicates an early Bedrock. Now the frog obviously isn't a Bedrock. But somehow I don't think anyone was trying to make me think it was more valuable by swapping lever caps :-). And the bedrocks did come out in 1910 or thereabouts. So my best guess is that someone way back needed a new lever cap and put one from a Bedrock on this plane.
BTW, the blade says "Pat Apr 19, 92" on it. I'd guess it to be the original blade.
So while the collectors would sneer at it, I've got a hundred year old #4 in good condition for 50 cents.
I'm happy :-).
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It will be a great day when some imaginative soul comes up with a replacement for "you suck" when responding to "gloat" posts...
Jay Knepper
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You suck.
And you weren't even gloating.
Kevin
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Nice. The answer to your question is "Syria" Tom

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berlin.de:
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And you ought to be! Make some shavings!
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On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 01:40:13 GMT, patriarch

Does anyone here have an extra chip breaker for a Stanley #6?
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Parts for everything. Most of everything. He's in Marin, and next time you're in the Bay Area, you may want to visit him. His collection is superb, if somewhat informal. He's a builder that likes old stuff.
He kept our club spellbound for 90 minutes one evening.
Patriarch
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On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 05:09:28 GMT, patriarch

Thanks, Uncle Pat. I'll give him a holler if I end up going for that particular plane in a few days.
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On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 20:44:36 -0700, Larry Jaques

Get the Clifton two part one. Not too expensive and a useful upgrade.
Whether it's any better an upgrade than a well-tuned and fitted standard one is a good question, but it's certainly better than stock off the shelf.
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Go to: http://www.stanleytools.com/xhtml/literature/RepairPartsCatalog0304.pdf
Stanley still sells'em, and they should fit. About $15 or so.
Mutt.

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You mean you didn't say, "How about $1?" Don't you feel ashamed?
Congratulations, yes, you suck.
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Neilson, stranger auctions have occured.. At least enough for a replacement part, a hock iron, and proably a nifty clifton chip breaker.
Alan
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snipped-for-privacy@worldnet.att.net says...

something odd in my brain that says to leave it like it is - it's got a history even if I don't know the details.
There's something about an old tool with all it's oddities that appeals to me :-).
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