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Cplane

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I'll take the leap and be the first one to post here. Just found a Winchester 3030c at an antique store. It's a rust heap with a small chunk out of one side of the knob base and a missing tote horn, but it has a clean mouth and is totally restorable. Lever cap has chips on both corners so it will be replaced. Sometimes I wonder if the previous owner(s) used these abandoned jointer planes as a temporary baseball bat! May be a bit costly to restore but a fun project. Otherwise, it will just continue to waste away in the high desert region of northern Arizona and it will haunt me unless I snatch it up and put it back into respectable service in someone's workshop. Will include this item in another post about today's antique store finds - as soon as I can find a suitable place to place it.
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Winchester is one of those rare planes, always made by one of the major manufacturers and still collectable.
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Cplane, I can't remember which model is the 3030, but I have a few extra Winchester parts if you want them. Mostly from a jack, but lever cap and frog in good shape.
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terryR - Just saw this post. Sorry for the late reply. The 3030c is 18" long by 2 7/8" wide, so I guess that makes it comparable to a Stanley no. 6. fore plane (except the Stanley is 2 3/8" wide). I will need a tote, a lever cap embossed with the 2-line "Winchester Trademark", cutter and tall front knob. Not sure about the Winchester jack plane dimensions but I'm thinking it might be narrower than the 3030. I'll do some research and get back to you.

I found this thing laying in the front yard of an antique store. It's pretty rusty, but is in good structural condition overall. I got the Winchester and four other rusty Stanley planes (including a 4c) for $35, so I figure it's worth investing a few bucks to get it restored.
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