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Second hand woodworking tools for sale,free plans for wood benches,wood top work benches - PDF Review
Although identifying antique wood planes is often difficult for a novice collector, there are also times when a seasoned antique tool collector has the same difficulty. Of all the antique hand tools made, the wood plane is one of the most highly sought after by tool collectors. For many of these collectors coming across an antique wood plane during one of their treasure hunts is exhilarating. Excellent resources exist both on and off line to help tool collectors with antique plane identification.
One of the most useful types of books for antique plane identification is a good price guide for antique tools.
Tool price guides from past years should not be overlooked as a valuable source of wood plane identification.
Many communities hold antique appraisal events where identification and appraisals are provided free or for a nominal fee. Although the world of antique woodworking planes may at first seem confusing to someone just beginning a collection, most seasoned collectors agree that part of the fun of this interesting hobby is identifying antique wooden planes that they find on their treasure hunts. They browse antique shops and online auction websites, search through the tools at thrift stores and rummage through boxes of old tools at garage sales and flea markets hoping to find a hidden treasure that would be a perfect addition to their growing tool collection. These price guides are often found at garage sales or online auctions at reasonable prices.
The websites of many experienced tool collectors and antique shops provide helpful pictures, measurements and other valuable information used to identify wood planes from years gone by. If the plane is priced in the collector's budget, the excited collector takes his special find home to research it and identify the antique tool's rarity and value. Other antique tool price guides have generalized sections on woodworking tools or a specific section on wood planes.