October 15, 2016

 One of the great things about collecting is finding ways to fund it.  If you've hung around this site much you know that I will frequently re-commission and resell old derelict planes previously destined for parting out, scrap, or landfill.  It gives me a great deal o...

March 15, 2016

So, you just bought yourself a new Stanley No 5 Type 11 at a junk store for 10 bucks.  It's all there but it is sad shape.  It could be made usable with a little bit of effort...cleaning, flatening and sharpening the iron, you know, the common stuff. But what you reall...

January 28, 2016

When I started collecting planes I quikly learned how expensive it could get.  I saw how many old derelict planes were out there and it made me kind of sad to think about what they (the planes) had done to make a better world.  AWWWW  Well, the two random thoughts mesh...

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