Old hand tools

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Blog entry by Davesfunwoodworking posted 02-03-2008 06:19 AM 1408 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a big fan of old hand tools. I like to hold them and think of all the great things they have made and what a great craftsman must have gone through. I am now collecting old hand tools and have about 200 of them. I would like to just put it out there that if any one has any old hand tools they dont need or want please let me know. You can email me and let me know what you have.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 11:43 AM

This is what is called “the slippery slope” around here. It appears you have slid all the way down already. (I am also accumulating, not divesting at this point)

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#2 posted 02-03-2008 01:30 PM

You’re definitely not alone on collecting old hand tools. So far, I’ve only bought a handful of new tools. Primarily, chisels (because I like matching sets, which are rare in the wild), rules, and my mallet. When I decided to go into woodworking for a hobby, I decided the best course of action was to get damn good tools that could be passed down through the generations. New tools were just to expensive, and old tools just needed a little TLC. It wasn’t hard to decide ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#3 posted 02-03-2008 01:47 PM

Collecting tools is one of pleasant byproducts of this hobby. I feel that most of us are tool aficionados. Good luck on collecting.

By the way how about a display/ storage cabinet for these. With this many tools it would be a worthwhile project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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