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Karl

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I spotted this listing on ebay and popped it on my watch list. Sure enough, no bids so I made an offer and picked them up this morning:





Slight crack on the runner piece on the badger plane



Strike button on the badger



No strike button on the jointer!



It's a bit battered, but perfectly functional! Tested it out on a bit of scrap, but will give it a proper go in the workshop tomorrow.

Mouth is a bit wide - might fit an insert



All in all, the last of my Christmas money well spent!

Cheers

Karl
 

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The break by the mouth of the badger is a very common fault - the wood's very thin there. I've seen the odd one with a strip of brass let in to take the side wear, and provide a bit more strength just behind the mouth.

Lovely pair of planes!
 

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This is going to be one of those bargains that will leave the rest of us kicking ourselves, isn't it Karl? =P~
 

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Cheshirechappie":647v39mb said:
The break by the mouth of the badger is a very common fault - the wood's very thin there. I've seen the odd one with a strip of brass let in to take the side wear, and provide a bit more strength just behind the mouth.

Lovely pair of planes!
I don't think I've ever seen a badger with a completely intact cheek - it does, after all, taper down to zero thickness, which give a tendency to weakness. :D

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Is that "runner piece" on the badger plane an original feature or a repair, do you think ?
 

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Very interesting, bargain no doubt! Any sign of any maker's names?
On the 'badger', is that a hardwood full width sole, or as mentioned a section let in, possibly later?
And I got (for Christmas, from someone we know) a Moseley with skewed blade. I referred to that as a mitre plane and use it for shooting end grain. What exactly defines a badger?
And sorry about all the questions :oops:
 

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