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    Stanley #1

    Just for fun, I'm posting my newest plane for sale. It's a #1, I know lots of people haven't even seen one in the wild, and who knows, maybe one of you guys like it better than I do. This is the second one I've found in the 25 years I've been looking. $950 obo

    If anyone is seriously interested, I'd be happy to post more pics.
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    You should post more pictures for those of us who canít afford one so we can imagine having one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Day View Post
    You should post more pictures for those of us who can’t afford one so we can imagine having one!
    They are such a neat little thing, I'll get some pics with other things in the background for scale after work this evening. The size always surprises. That's a quarter in the pic I posted, but I'll get some others.

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    I saw one at an antique store once. I was surprised how tiny they are. Almost like a block plane with a knob and tote.

    Good luck with the sale.
    It's wood dust. Saw dust would suggest a problem.

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    If one of those comes home after a rust hunt, my LN #1 will likely go up for sale.

    There are times when it is the best plane for the job.

    jtk
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    The "real" ones like Steve's are such lovely little things. I've found 2 in antique shops. But if I paid $1000 for one, I probably couldn't bring myself to actually use it. So I caught a wood river #1 on sale for about $100 and use it regularly, for small stuff. I dont feel guilty at all.
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    I'm surprised people actually used these, they are so small. No way I'm getting my mitts to fit one. Apparently they did though as they usually have signs of use. This one has a chipped tote. My last one had a chipped mouth which probably happened when someone overtightened the chipbreaker in use. That is a pretty common defect with their dainty little casting. Here's a pic with a #60 1/2 for scale. (ok, two pics) Camera makes the blade look lopsided on the #1, it's not.
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