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For Mother's Day, I took my wife and mother-in-law to lunch and then to their favorite place to browse, an antique shop. After about 30 minutes I got bored and was starting to jingle the car keys in my pocket, when my wife asked me if I'd noticed the old planes over in one corner. I had seen a few overpriced junk woodworking tools in the same store a few times before, so I wasn't expecting anything. But among a group of 5 old trashed no-name planes with missing parts, was a Bailey No 7 jointer with corrugated sole, plenty used, finish worn off in front, very slight pitting, no rust, all original parts. The iron was even honed and back polished. The price tag said $50. I bought it for $40.
I bought it to use, not for what it's worth, but I am curious as to what the value would be, and does the corrugated sole make it more sought after. I used it this afternoon, works great, but have never had a corrugated sole plane before and can't tell it makes any difference. I tried E-Bay for comparisons, no luck. I can't remember the address of the other old tool sites. Thanks for any help. GP