The following tools are vintage and are excess to our collection. It is time for us to pass them on to the next generation. All these items are covered by our usual guarantee, although if you decided to modify the tool by (for example) widening the mouth they are no longer returnable.
All of these tools are in reasonable shape as indicated by their grade. Joel has inspected all of these tools and while it is perfectly possible that he missed something (which would be covered by our return policy) handles are unbroken, the tool is complete and usable, and while there may have been light rust in the past all these tools have been inspected, cleaned, and oiled.
None of these tools have been worked on or "restored" to any extent. Planes soles will be flat but possibly not uber-flat.
Both of these planes are Norris infill planes from the post-war period. The infill is beech that has been painted. The longer panel plane is made from steel channel, the smoother has a welded body. The smoother also has engine-turned sides, a decorative touch that, if there were no discoloration from rust and tarnish on the plane would look very snazzy. In general these planes do not perform as well as the pre-war dovetailed Norris planes, but they do work very very well. Joel has an identical 17 1/2" post war smoother where he has replaced the original iron with a thicker iron that closes up the mouth a bit. The action on that plane is superb. Of the two planes the panel plane is far more useful, as none of the cast iron plane makers make anything that size with the same wonderful balance.
As each item is unique, items added to your cart will be reserved for 30 minutes. During the time you may continue shopping, but you must complete the checkout process within that time or the item will return to circulation for others to purchase. Synchronize you watch, ready your wallet and plan accordingly.
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For more information on the condition of and item refer to the table below:
|New||Item is new but might be dusty, and is probably something we don't sell anymore, decided not to stock, or found after the item was discontinued. Packaging may be damaged but the product is not.|
|Unused||Slightly dinged up or shopworn from handling.|
|Fine||Complete, no obvious signs of wear, probably used a little then returned. If the tool was sharpened it was done correctly.|
|Good+||Tool might have some dents and dings. The tool might have a little rust or tarnish. The cutting edge might need a little work, but the tool is functional and perfectly usable|
|Good||Like good+ but in a little worse shape.|