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Title: Wood moulding planes
Post by: Bob Seibels on February 18, 2013, 06:12:29 PM
I am currently reading Matt Bickford's Mouldings In Practice, and I think I've been bit by the wooden plane bug.  I have been trying to acquire a "user" matched pair or two of H&R planes on E-bay, but there are very few real pairs - just odds and ends.  I even bid on a half-set, but chickened out when it got over $500.  Since I'm a "newby" at this, I couldn't justify that kind of expenditure.  I am wondering if there are SAPFM members out there who have extra pairs of #6, #8, or #10 that they would consider parting with (at the right price of course).  I would also like to try my hand at a wooden side bead (1/8" or 3/16"?) and a dado (1/2", 5/8", 3/4"?) plane.  If there are any members out there who can help or else point me towards a source, I would be most appreciative.  If you prefer, you may contact me directly at: bseibels9@gmail.com (http://bseibels9@gmail.com)
Title: Re: Wood moulding planes
Post by: R Bohn on February 18, 2013, 08:20:09 PM
Hi Bob
 Check out the MWTCA, I have seen those planes at tool meets. Or , there publication[The Grist Mill] has a classified section, put an ad in there.
 Randy 
Title: Re: Wood moulding planes
Post by: millcrek on February 19, 2013, 12:46:51 PM
Bob, Matched sets and pairs are nice but I don't think they are needed. Over the years I have put together a half set plus and I don't think any of them match maybe a few, I don't even know. In use I have never once thought, I wish these matched. I do however have separate rule joint planes. Even if needed it's easy to make the profiles match using one plane to modify the other.
Title: Re: Wood moulding planes
Post by: R Bohn on February 20, 2013, 08:48:17 AM
  Ha Ha,  If I only bought the tools I need, I could park my car  in  the garage!!!
Title: Re: Wood moulding planes
Post by: zacc on February 21, 2013, 08:31:58 AM
Also check out Tony Murland.  He sells half sets for users. If you google Tony Murland and antique tools he will come up.
Title: Re: Wood moulding planes
Post by: Peter Storey Pentz on February 21, 2013, 12:31:31 PM
Bob, 

As you can see there are a lot of us who are collector/users of old tools.  True pairs and sets demand a higher price.  They are harder to find.  Assembling the pairs you want takes a little more time but it saves money.  Purchasing tools from the UK is expensive, not because of price, but take a look at the SHIPPING.  I probably have some of the planes you want.  (I have been too occupied with more interesting projects to put them on Ebay).  Please contact me at p.pentz@comcast.net.  PSP
Title: Re: Wood moulding planes
Post by: Bob Seibels on February 21, 2013, 08:30:20 PM
Hi Folks,

Thanks for all the helpful comments and offers.  As it turns out, I took the plunge on a full half-set from Patrick Leach (The Superior Works).  I'm not getting any younger (65), and decided that I'd rather spend my time learning to use new tools than running around trying to find them.  I'll probably have some of these that I'll rarely use, but that's OK.  They'll be there for the next generation.

Bob