Instant Plane Collection?


Anyone interested in having an instant plane collection might want to check this out. Just showed up on the local craigslist. Wish I had a spare $3K sitting around.
http://austin.craigslist.org/tls/141751041.html
It's not me and I don't know the guy, just thought it looked to be of interest.
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JJ wrote:

That's basically what I did. I paid twice that at an estate sale - guy had been a collector with an eye for condition. I got a couple hundred planes and hundreds of other tools. Kept what I "needed" and have been selling the rest off on eBay...slowly.
I have one drawer in a roll-around tool chest I built dedicated to specialty planes and another for bench planes with a sliding till for the shoulder planes, edge trimming and the like.
As I get older I've become less enchanted with the noise and danger of power tools. Still use them, but there's nothing like having a sharp plane singing to you.
Anyone remember that scene in Witness where Harrison Ford is repairing the birdhouse he ran over? He's in the Quakers' barn planing a board and the plane sings. I always wondered if that was Ford's idea as he used to be a carpenter or someone else's.
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RicodJour wrote:

A nice big old wooden body jointer plane. He sure looked like he knew what he was doing.
BTW, his hosts were Amish. They are frequently confused with Quakers and Pennsylvania Dutch.
Ford was 'discovered' while working as a set carpenter in Hollywood. I've often wondered if he did other carpentry before that.
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snipped-for-privacy@spamcop.net wrote:

Of course, you're right. I really have to reintroduce my brain to my fingers one of these days...

I saw an interview he did where he expressed _no_ regret at no longer working for people on their houses. I guess the set carpentry gig was to keep him close to the action.
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