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Coyote Jim

Some interesting research on hand planes.

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32 minutes ago, Coyote Jim said:

Lie-Nielsen tools are hella expensive but it is my understanding that they are worth every penny.

Lets make this truly interesting. The Lie-Nielsen tools are a copy with improvements over the Bedrock versions of the stanly plane. So you should be comparing the #4 to the Bedrock 604 the #5 to the Bedrock 605 ect.

The other part that I find interesting is the used price of a Vintage #5 is nearly 20x higher. Though that 20 fold increase doesn't even cover inflation.

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I bought the same plane, new, in 1934. I guess I should have sold it right after the Korean War:D! Neat thread Jim! 

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2 hours ago, Chestnut said:

Lets make this truly interesting. The Lie-Nielsen tools are a copy with improvements over the Bedrock versions of the stanly plane. So you should be comparing the #4 to the Bedrock 604 the #5 to the Bedrock 605 ect.

Here is the Bedrock Page from the 1914 catalog.

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This is the Bedrock Page from the 1934 catalog

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Pricing with inflation and Lie-Nielsen.

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Huh super interesting. I thought the bedrock line would be a lot more expensive. Knowing what i know today they are easily worth the price over the regular line.

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I recently inherited my dad's collection of 68 Wood Planes, various different styles and conditions.  I came across this post while researching them to be a more informed seller....wow....this is incredible!  Thank you for the research and for sharing! 

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