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Posted: 3/1/2006 7:15:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:16:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:

and good advice?



Here?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:25:02 AM EDT
As with anything there are collectors for them, and some, depending on the maker can be worth some big bucks to the right people. Where there are collectors, there info...

See if you can find any maker marks, and do some internet research, look for antique tool forums, etc....

Judicious cleaning is fine, but I wouldn't lose any of the patina, maybe some linseed oil on the wood parts...etc...
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:37:00 AM EDT
Parts cleaner and diesel or kerosene. Don't get any on the wood.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:44:55 AM EDT
Mike,

Check out some books on the planers. Some older planers are worth big bucks!!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:49:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GreyGoose:
Mike,

Check out some books on the planers. Some older planers are worth big bucks!!



+1 on that. Before you do anything to clean them up, research the value first. You may end up screwing up the value during cleanup.

There are internet news groups like rec.woodworking that has (or had) knowledgeable people on these types of items. Also there are forums like woodzone.com that may have some info on them for you.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:59:38 AM EDT
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