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    How many handplanes do you have?

    I have seven. I have a 604, 605, 607 Bedrocks and a 5 1/2 Bailey. The other three are Baileys as well. I have Hock irons and breakers on them.
    I don't use them much any more,but I will start wood working by hand again.
    I have a collection of Disston saws as well. Some have curly maple handles.
    Last edited by lowell holmes; 04-29-2019 at 11:05 PM.

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    I'm not sure. I have 8 planes out right now, but my shop is mostly packed in boxes. Probably another 10 to 12 planes packed away. Yes, it's a sickness that became worse when I started watching the plane restoration videos on youtube.

    Allen

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    This could be an interesting thread. I'll toss in…

    Block Planes
    - Sargent No. 206 (Type 3, 1910-1918)

    - Early Stanley No. 65 with knuckle cap, (1905-1912)
    - Late Stanley No. 65 with knuckle cap (circa 1936-1947)

    Bench Planes
    - Stanley Bailey No. 4, (Type 17 WWII era)
    - Stanley Bailey No. 5, (Type 14)
    - Stanley Bailey No. 6, (Type 9)
    - Stanley Bailey No. 7


    Specialty Planes
    - Veritas Large Shoulder Plane
    - Veritas Small Plow Plane with factory mod upgrade

    Wooden Planes
    - Hermon Chapin 3/16" Center Bead Plane, fully boxed, No. 196 or 166 (1826-1860)

    - Sandusky 3/16" Side Bead Plane
    - Mawle & Co. 1/8" Side Bead Plane, fully boxed

    - Thos L. Appleton Boston 3/8" Center Bead Plane
    - Etc., etc., etc.…

    Hollows & Rounds Functional Pairs
    - Hollow 3/4", Auburn Tool Co., N. Y. No. 180, "Size 10"
    - Round 3/4", A Howland & Co., #180, Size "10"
    - Hollow 7/8", Sargent & Co. 663, Size "6"
    - Round 7/8", A. F. Bidwell, Cold Water, Mich., 72, "No. 5"
    Last edited by Kurtis Johnson; 04-29-2019 at 12:16 PM.

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    My block planes outnumber your whole accumulation.

    After the count got up to ~50 my efforts at keeping track were abandoned.

    If you are ever up this way, you are welcome to come by and count them.

    Plane Wall.jpg

    That isn't all of them.

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Even if I took my shoes off - even if I asked my bride to come out to the shop and take her shoes off* - I'm not sure there'd be enough fingers and toes to count my herd of planes.
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    *which would, of course, be a profoundly stupid move, since the already-not-infrequently-asked question, "Why do you have so many tools?", would inevitably arise.

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    35 handplanes, 25 handsaws....last count. yard sale season is about to start, again...numbers could change..

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    Ha! You certainly have many more than I, no doubt. However, the ones I listed are my users which I've restored, fettled and tuned. I have a drawer full I want to be in someone else's hands. I still have a few on my list to get. It's a tidy list. Mileage certainly varies, and I would not impose the following on anyone but myself, but I would like to imagine my grandfather seeing my shop for the first time and not be embarrassed. There's an end to my user collection.
    Last edited by Kurtis Johnson; 04-29-2019 at 2:44 PM.

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    I have a disease. Plane collecting. I've been ill a long time. I have at least 60. Mostly from Craigslist/yard sales. Most of them are not used, obviously. I mean, how can you possibly use that many planes. I refurb them and get them well and functioning. As mentioned earlier, Summer is coming, the list can expand. I have to say that I have 2 Stanley No. 8s, not just one. That's how sick I am. One of them has a Hock blade. I love that plane. Hope my wife doesn't visit this forum.

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    After many years of never ending rust hunting, I divested myself of about 30 planes over the last year or so. What remains:

    LN #102
    LN #60 1/2
    LV Medium Shoulder Plane
    LV Edge Trimming Plane
    Stanley Sweetheart Era #3 with Hock Iron
    LN #4 (Bronze)
    LN #4 1/2 (Iron)
    ECE German Jack
    LV #62 1/2 Low Angle Jack
    Stanley Sweetheart Era #7 with Hock Iron

    That should do.
    It's wood dust. Saw dust would suggest a problem.

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    Block Planes:
    Stanley 220
    And a new Sweetheart 60 1/2

    Bench:
    Dunlap 3dbb
    Stanley #4
    Sargent VBM 409
    Millers Falls #9
    Sargent 414
    Millers Falls 14
    Sargent VBM 418
    Union #7 (I am not positive what their numbering system is, but it's a jointer).

    Specialty/Joinery planes:
    Veritas skew rabbet
    Veritas Router
    Veritas Cabinet scraper
    Veritas small plow

    Spokeshaves:
    2 small ones that don't really have any markings on them
    Stanley 151
    Stanley 51

    And I think that's it..... Now when I write it out I realize, I need more planes haha.

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    If you asked me a year or so ago it would have been around 50 - 60. I got hit hard by the garage sale/plane restoration bug. But I found myself never using most of my planes so I sold off the vast majority this past year. Now I have -

    Block Planes:
    2 block planes
    1 Pocket plane

    Bench Planes:
    5 BD Smoothers
    1 BU Smoother
    3 BD Jack Planes
    2 BU Jack Planes
    1 BD Jointer
    1 BU Jointer

    Yes, I clearly have a problem

    Joinery Planes:
    2 Shoulder Planes
    1 Rabbet Plane
    1 Plow Plane
    1 Combination Plane
    2 Router Planes
    1 Shooting Plane
    1 Scraper Plane

    That brings the total to 25 - Clearly I still have a bit of a problem.

    This doesn't count the various woodies I've kept for different reasons, and the hollows and rounds set. I never use them but couldn't bring myself to part with them...

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    If we are counting molding and joinery planes... literally hundreds. If we are just counting bench planes... dozens. I stopped counting a long time ago.
    Your endgrain is like your bellybutton. Yes, I know you have it. No, I don't want to see it.

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    77 of them:

    32 Bench
    37 Joinery
    4 Block
    4 Specialty

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    I have seven. I have a 604, 605, 607 Bedrocks and a 5 1/2 Bailey. The other three are Baileys as well. I gave Hock irons and breakers on them.
    I don't use them much any more,but I will start wood working by hand again.
    I have a collection of Disston saws as well. Some have curly maple handles.
    Only as many as I need.

    Stanley 608, 8, 7, 6, 5, 5C, 604, 4, 3, and LN skew block, block, 4.5, 4, a couple of scrubs, a LA jack, a Record block. I'm sure I'm missing a few.

    I most definitely don't have a problem, all of these are used and kept ready to use (except for the several that are sitting in a box because they're useless but I could change my mind.) Plus a parts bin.

    I'm not a collector. I bought a plane because I needed it.

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    I have to say that I have 2 Stanley No. 8s, not just one. That's how sick I am. One of them has a Hock blade.
    Kyle,

    Great minds must think alike. One of my #8s has a hock blade. The other #8, with a corrugated sole, has only recently been put into service. It may be up for sale next Saturday at a flea market where we have rented a space.

    Almost everyone of my planes gets some use during the passage of a year.

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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