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poa

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The second s18 arrived today. Funny, one almost immediately assumes thst an s18 is gonna be a SW, because thats what you usually see with these s18s. So I was kinda jacked that this one is a knotched triangle plane. But the really cool thing about this plane is that you can tell that it was owned for a long time by the same owner, he was left handed, and he was probably a decent woodworker, because he definitely knew how to hone an iron. I make these assumptions because of the wear on the knuckle cap. If more than one owner used this plane for any length of time, one would assume the wear on the knuckle cap would be more distributed, unless both owners were left handed. But the wear is obviously from being used consistently with the left hand. And the iron is finely sharpened, at the correct angle, at a perfect right angle to the edges. And a bonus, that isn't that important to me, is that the japaning is in excellent shape, as are the cheeks and sole. This guy, or gal, used this tool alot, yet took care to maintain it. I think its gonna replace my MF 206B in my tool bags, just outta respect for whoever gave it such a strong heart.

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very nice to see wear marks.
shame more of our tools cannot tell stories!

looks like a great example, too! congrats!
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Looks nice!

The MF 206 series doesn't thrill me much. That of course did not stop me from digging both models out for the collection.
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As a user, I like my 206b. But I'll give this s18 a chance to prove itself. Actually, though, on the job, I mostly just use a block plane for easing edges, so I've taken to carrying a 103 in my pocket. I don't wear my bags or my tool apron when in occupied high end homes. Too much chance of scratching or hooking something. I use a padded carpenter's box, old style. When doing fresh work, on new unoccupied homes, I use my bags.
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if you like a 103, you should try a Sargent #206. You'll never go back to a 103. WP_002685.jpg 
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POA, the saw that came with the Langdon 15 1/2 I just found has a similar story. A small indentation at the top of the handel


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Perfect spot for a finger tip
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How small is that mitre box? Got a pic with a tape next to it?
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It's 12" wide and takes a 2 1/2" saw




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Next to a 1306 Goodell Mfg All Steel with a 6" saw

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