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Cplane

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I've really been into the Sargent planes recently and just ran across this awesome little block plane while looking for a Stanley 9 3/4. I think these are way cooler for half the money and they would look super nice sitting next to my 507's. At this rate, it will be quite some time before my hand plane collecting days are over.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sargent-316-tailed-block-plane-Type-2-1892-Patent-Like-Stanley-9-3-4-/272115675939?hash=item3f5b5bb323:g:EvsAAOSwL7VWkTkB
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I've been watching that. This is the third or fourth time its been listed each time its come down a little in price.it's almost in my price range.
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definitely in my price range, but will defer to one of you guys on this one.

my iPad screen shot attached...had this for years...

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We'll see how high it goes. I do see these once in a while, but they are always expensive
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Thanks for posting the pic, Terry. I love these little block planes! They're totally oozing with that vintage vibe. I found a couple others that were on eBay last fall. One sold for $205 in September and the other one hadn't sold by the time the auction ended. I've got a high max bid on this one, hoping no one's willing to go over that amount and maybe lock in the opening bid price of $165.
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I won it for $165 plus shipping - YAY!
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I just discovered that Sargent, supposedly, also made a model 317 block plane. The difference seems to be that the 316 is 6" long and the 317 is 7" long. Why would they make two identical planes with completely separate body castings that are only differentiated by one inch in length? All my Stanley 131's, 140's and Sargent 507's are at least 7". Is that the alleged gold standard for vintage block planes, or is this just another weird anomaly?
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Standard practice. Stanley did it with the 9 1/2 and the (mumblemumble) and the 18 and 19, MF did it with the 16 and 17, the 26 and 27, 36 and 37...
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Go figure. This vintage thing appears to be all over the place, without rhyme or reason.
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Yep, sargent 3606, 3607...stanley 9 1/2, 15...

just made it up they went, I'm convinced! [smile]

Hate to beg, but how about some nice photos of the 316?
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Yes, will post pics once it arrives. Looks like it will be here early this week.
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Thanks!

Cplane, Do you have an index web page that has links to all your plane collections similar to that sweet Size2 page?
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No, I don't. I will be posting pics of segments like that from my collection, once they're complete. Right now I'm waiting on almost a dozen planes to arrive that I've already purchased or in the process of buying. I suppose I could upload some pics of my specialty use planes. 
There's not too many, and I'm mostly done with those except for a couple of pieces and accessories for the no. 45 combination plane.

You can see the sellers pics of that Sargent 316 here, if the link still works:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sargent-316-tailed-block-plane-Type-2-1892-Patent-Like-Stanley-9-3-4-/272115675939?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=6ezG98460wa5WcYblTwvHSapP7o%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
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That's cool.
Thanks!
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