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Try finding a good quality (not made in China) block plane for under R1600...

 

Please if one of you kind hubbers have an old rusty one lying around I'll gladly pay for it as long as China was not the country of birth.

 

Thanks for allowing me to hi-jack your thread for a moment Slowbee

 

PS: I have dubbelpen kruishout, but not for sale though

 

I was at the Pretoria Boeremark last week, there's a chap there that sells old planes. I was very tempted, but rather broke. I can take some pics if interested? IIRC they were rather pricey though, R400-R800 for a rusted old plane ...

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I was at the Pretoria Boeremark last week, there's a chap there that sells old planes. I was very tempted, but rather broke. I can take some pics if interested? IIRC they were rather pricey though, R400-R800 for a rusted old plane ...

I can do the R400 - R800, but the double price stuff is blerry ridiculous.

 

This is the type of block plane I'm looking for, less aggressive angle specifically for end grain;

 

http://www.jonzimmersantiquetools.com/tools/block_plane_b.jpg

 

 

Works particularly well to create a friction surface when boat building out of plywood.

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I was at the Pretoria Boeremark last week, there's a chap there that sells old planes. I was very tempted, but rather broke. I can take some pics if interested? IIRC they were rather pricey though, R400-R800 for a rusted old plane ...

Thanks bud, would appreciate if you could when you do come across an old Stanley or something made in the west

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Feeling guilty know. My Dad was a carpenter in the 70's and early 80's (before a roofbeam broke underneath him and he landed on a pile of bricks, shattering his one foot and breaking the other ankle)

He passed in '99, and my Mom asked me if I wanted his tools (all the old Stanley type quality tools, all handtools, no powertools) I foolishy said no (OK, I was working in the Casino industry then, staying in Staff Complexes with no storage space) All the tools was then doled out to my Dads friends (who obviously appreciated it for what it was)

Today I want to kick myself, as all I have of him is his Stanley hammer.  :angry:

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If you love old skool hand tools and woodworking, check out Patrick's Blood and Gore.

 

http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0a.html

 

Man, sometimes I wished I lived in the US.  So much more woodworking history there. That and the fact that I can buy as many rifles as I want to.  :whistling:

 

The best thing about the US is the timber - you see what they can get there in huge beams and think nothing of it - here we go buy small pieces of fancy timber and wonder if it was irrigated with single-malt at the price.

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I can do the R400 - R800, but the double price stuff is blerry ridiculous.

 

This is the type of block plane I'm looking for, less aggressive angle specifically for end grain;

 

http://www.jonzimmersantiquetools.com/tools/block_plane_b.jpg

 

 

Works particularly well to create a friction surface when boat building out of plywood.

 

You will want this then:

 

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=47881&cat=1,41182,41189&ap=1

 

or this:

 

https://www.lie-nielsen.com/product/block-planes/adjustable-mouth-block-planes-?node=4072

 

I bought myself this also, and it works lovely:

 

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=49708&cat=1,41182,52515

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Feeling guilty know. My Dad was a carpenter in the 70's and early 80's (before a roofbeam broke underneath him and he landed on a pile of bricks, shattering his one foot and breaking the other ankle)

He passed in '99, and my Mom asked me if I wanted his tools (all the old Stanley type quality tools, all handtools, no powertools) I foolishy said no (OK, I was working in the Casino industry then, staying in Staff Complexes with no storage space) All the tools was then doled out to my Dads friends (who obviously appreciated it for what it was)

Today I want to kick myself, as all I have of him is his Stanley hammer.  :angry:

you absolute muppet... But then you don't need me telling you that.

 

I've been told by my grandfather that I'm getting all his tools when he passes. Stuff he's had for 60 plus years, still in pristine condition. 

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The best thing about the US is the timber - you see what they can get there in huge beams and think nothing of it - here we go buy small pieces of fancy timber and wonder if it was irrigated with single-malt at the price.

 

Yes, unfortunately the only affordable timber we have access to is Pinus Crappus.

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Jirre - those prices!! Beautiful, but...

 

I use one of these - smoothed it's base out on the finest wet or dry wetted to a sheet of glass - and sharpen the blade the same way.  Works just fine...

 

Edit: No no, not that one, this one... 

http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-1-12-220-12-220-Block-Plane/dp/B00002X1Z8

 

Bought it at Builders Warehouse, but can't find the current price anywhere.

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