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I see a No. 6 plane will be auctioned locally. It just says No. 6 in front of the knob. I couldn't locate any other proprietary marks (maybe it was made by Stanley for the Bridge Tool Co.)?
http://www.patented-antiques.com/images/cyntools/XX-c-tools-on/c-planes-d/m-planes/br6c/PA280373.JPG
It doesn't look as good as the one in the pic, but it appears to be the same model. There is a little rust on the edges of the bottom. I thought it might complement my #4, #5, and #8--though I read at Patrick's Blood and Gore page that it was sort of "redundant"--being a lighter weight jointer. It doesn't feel quite as good in my hand as my #8 for sure, it could just be the replacement handle. The screw in the knob appears to go down awful far too--like the knob needs to be replaced. Any comments about this plane? Remember that statement about not being able to have too many clamps? Maybe it applies to planes too? : )
Bill
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Bill wrote:

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In spite of Patrick's opinion of the #6, it's one of my favorite planes; probably the one I reach for most often. It just feels right in my hands; not *heavy* like a jointer, but with more heft than a standard #5 jack, which I think most people would reach for in the same circumstances.
It's hard to make a recommendation on whether you should snag that particular plane without knowing more about it; pictures would help. As far as it not feeling right in your hands, the shape of the tote could be a definite factor. Even if it's a Stanley original, there are many variations and I'm pretty particular about fitting all my planes with the variety I like best.
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Steve Turner wrote:

Thanks Steve. I think you are right. The shape of the handle is one of the reasons it doesn't feel quite right. I'll keep considering it.
Bill
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How much is Pugsly requiring for an opening bid?
And, does Morticia know about this?
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Well, I submitted an "offer-range" which I believe will be enough.

I explained that I'm "collecting" them now, like antiques, and I expect that they are a good investment. Hardcopy of the Grizzly catalog arrived in the mail today.. : )
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I finally got it..... duhhh..... :)
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No "maybe" about it.
Luigi
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I secured the plane.
The old planes remind me that I won't walk the earth forever and represent some ideals that have value to me. They are grand.
That brings my collection to #4, #5, #6 and #8, so I'll be on the lookout for some of the shorter ones.
In case you may be in the market, I was surprised at how many different RubberMaid containers, with lids, they had at Meijer (major retailer). I bought one for about $10 that was 26" long and about 16" wide and about 5" high that should work well for storing the planes (and other similiarly-sized metal tools) inside in the winter. I'll just wrap each plane with cloth of some sort. I was pleased with the price and quality of the container, so I just thought I'd share that information.
Bill (trying to make the world a safer and neater place by gathering the planes that have been left behind...)
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I put at least a buck's worth of thought into that poem and no replies at all! ;) About 2 years ago, when my dad was dying of cancer in the hospital, I brought my new Groz handplane (in the box) on one of my visits with him to share what I was up to. I was reading Garrett Hack's fine plane book then and my dad enjoyed looking at that too. So I guess the moral is, like I was just informing my wife, "Keep track of where you put your tools, or they will be useless to you...". Thank you Dad.
Bill
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