While I was out and about this morning I stopped at a garage sale that was not too far from our home and boy I am glad I did. I found two vintage Millers Falls block planes.
Hoping to find more nice tools I dug around in a few boxes but didn’t find anything else I could use.
Both of these are in excellent shape, the blades are the original are also in good shape. I figured at most I would need to clean these up a bit, true up the bottom and sharpen the blades.
I asked for a price and he told me $5 each. I bought them both, today was another lucky day!When I got home I looked up the value of these Millers Falls planes and they are worth about between $25 and $35 each. The #87 plane was manufacturer from 1935 to 1971 and the #206 was manufactured from 1959 to 1971. If you are interest in learning more about the Millers Falls tools, check out the Old Tool Heaven. Check out my Miller Falls Hand Drills.
I can always use a couple more planes, tomorrow I plan to clean and tune these up. It was another lucky day for me and I am happy!