Thread: Ebay Droppings Thread.
6th Nov 2008, 11:18 AM #76
6th Nov 2008, 11:30 AM #77
I'll probably regret this because now that I've got one I'd really like to find another couple, but once word gets out....Note to self: Mallet wins over wrist every time.
6th Nov 2008, 10:46 PM #78
[quote=Slow6;836441]Sounds interesting,, any chance of a happy snap?
OK, here we go. The 1st picture is how it was advertised on ebay. The 2nd is how it looks now, after a bit of work. The plane in the back is a #3, so you see how small this thing really. And that shaving in front of the plane was taken from a piece of hardwood from that plane just before taking the picture.
My next improvement will be new handles, probably a solid one at the back, the current one is too small to be anything but a decoration.Note to self: Mallet wins over wrist every time.
7th Nov 2008, 06:48 PM #79
switt. (funny, I have always read it as "swift"
Interesting little plane, That original photo rings a bell, I would have pictured it in my head about the size of a No4.
Now a can see it in relation to the 3 it's much cuter.
I think it would definitely benefit from some new wood.
Am I right in thinking that here is no blade adjustment? if not it should be easy enough to retrofit a thicker blade to close up that mouth a touch.
10th Nov 2008, 12:51 PM #80
Correct about the adjustment (or lack thereof). It would certainly benefit from a thicker blade, as there is no chipbreaker.
And for all the collectors out here, here is another little gem.
If this is "good condition", I'd hate to see one that was neglected...Note to self: Mallet wins over wrist every time.
10th Nov 2008, 04:30 PM #81
Here are a couple of recent results that look positively mouth watering.
Obviously from the prices they were keenly sought:
10th Nov 2008, 04:53 PM #82
Images didn't come out so I'll try again
The MF209 and the Lovely Berg Sockets:
10th Nov 2008, 05:30 PM #83
I'm not sure what to say about these two. I think the plane is overpriced, but that's because I'm a heathen who has no appreciation for Miller Falls and their proud history.
At least it appears to be complete and in excellent condition. But if I had that much to spend on a single plane, I think I'd take a good long look at Lie Nielsen. Or lie down until the urge to buy went away.
And while I wouldn't pay $350 plus for those chisels (happy with my Titans, thank you), I can see how someone else would.Note to self: Mallet wins over wrist every time.
10th Nov 2008, 06:22 PM #84
10th Nov 2008, 07:08 PM #85
ooooer, those bergs have made me a little weak at the knees
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