SOLD: Since 2007 Steve Nisbett has been re-engineering vintage planes to the point where they are better than new. And perhaps just as good as new premium planes, in my opinion.
I bought this Dunlap small smoothing plane from him last year (read the blog entry here). And the tool is totally as-advertised. It is like factory new. Nisbett reworked all the surfaces so they are flat within the tolerances used by premium makers.
On the bench, the tool performed great. There is only one apology. The tool will not close up its mouth aperture super-tight with the stock iron. If you add a thick Hock iron or a Lie-Nielsen iron (something I recommend regardless), then the mouth closes up fine.
As it is, this tool is ideal for mild hardwoods. Upgrade the iron and you are ready for anything.
This is a great tool. Add a premium iron and you’ll have a lifetime user.
Price: $50 plus domestic shipping (it cost me $70 plus shipping).
About Tool Sales on My Blog
Please read this if you are interested in buying a tool. Why am I selling these tools? Read this entry before you freak out. There is no “master list” of tools that I can send you. I am working through several piles of tools and will list them when I can.
Want to see only the tools that haven’t sold? Easy. I’ve created a category for that on this blog. Click here and bookmark that page. When you visit that link, you’ll see only the tools that haven’t been sold.
While you can ask me all the questions you like about the tool, the first person to send me an e-mail that says: “I’ll take it,” gets the tool. Simple. To buy a tool, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: I can accept PayPal or a personal check. As soon as the funds arrive, I’ll ship the tool using USPS. If you want insurance, let me know. I’m afraid I can only ship tools in the United States. Shipping internationally is very time-consuming and paperwork-heavy. My apologies in advance on this point.
If you don’t like the tool when you get it, I’ll be happy to refund your money if you return the tool. But postage is on you.
— Christopher Schwarz