I was at an estate auction this morning, where some woodworking tools
were sold. Planes were going for $20 and less, a set of 6 rip/cross-cut
saws for $45, etc.
Well, there was a larger plane, about the size of a Stanley 7 or 8,
which sold for $190. I don't remember much about it, other than it
wasn't a Stanley, and it had a mushroom shaped knob - that is, the knob
widened to at least twice (3x?) the diameter of it base, and was
flattened on top, rather than a spherical shape. It was not close to
Anyone know what it could have been?
Those Veritas handplanes are new and spiffy designs.
One really useful site is authored and maintained by Patrick Leach, wRecker
of great antiquity, and dealer in vintage iron.
At that price, it's likely either something collectible, or at least
thought to be.
a satisfied customer
Sounds like it might have been a Union. They made a line of metal
planes in sizes 2 thru 7 which more or less tracked the Stanley
line (I beleive they're generally a little larger). Dunno if they
made a #8. The knob is noticably larger & flatter than a Stanley
low knob, on my #6 it's almost as wide as the body of the plane.
As far as I know they're not especially collectable (altho you
don't see many of them), so if it was a Union I have no idea
why it went for $190.
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