toolgloat #3: different buy´s from the last year :-)

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Blog entry by Dennisgrosen posted 12-17-2010 02:16 AM 5026 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hallo dear L Js here we are again

you to look and me to tell :-)

I have over the year always talked about how great and fantastic possibillity
it is for you to have acces to fleamarkets and other places where it is possible to buy good used beautyfull handtools
more or less rusty but with a little albowe grease and knowledge is going to bee great users again
I have envy you alot when I have seen your toolgloats witsh has cost mee many green bulbs and keybords becorse of the droooling
and sometimes I have even been say I have a little gloat underway lately people have told me not to hide them anymore
and its ain´t fair to talk about them with out showing them

all have been draged out from moving box´s and hidingplaces nearly forgotten over the last 11 years of house renovation

Last time I talked about a wonderfull tiny box ….(read big cabinet ) full of nearly 30 different planes
this time I will show you a buy I won or actuly severel of them in the the blue newspaper ( called DBA ) they allso have a netsite
I gess you can compare it a little to the craiglist in U S
this buy in the first picture I will thank Mads (Mafe) for becourse he pointed me to it
other wise I would never have seen it ...thank´s Mads

some of you have maybee seen the first picture from my blog where I ask about the mystic plane at the right side of the plow-plane , the other tools are a jointer , a scrubplane , two sideescape planes one round and the other a mouldingplane, and the werd staircase saw (I´ll come back to it)
thats was the buy in the first place , but surprice surprice to me when the package arived there was a router , a bevelsquare , a small round compassplane and a Danish dobbelgauge in there too , I cuoldn´t believe the luck I had with this buy I even contacted the seller to be sure he had got enoff money becourse he allso had redused the fraight money too …..gess what I got a little not angry but still E-mail back that said the deal is done and I shuold lieve it there ....Okay no complain from my side….LOL


this is just a closer look to the moulding plane and the staircase saw,
I have never seen it in this version before with long handle I only knew the short version wich I find a little werd to use but when this is restored I think this will finding its place permanent in my toolbox
I think this design is influenced from norwegian becourse I have seen a saw look like a viking boat with the blade in the mittle and long handles in both ends looking a little like a dragonlongboat

more about a Danish viking toolschest with tools plowed up by a Danish farmer can be seen in this vidio with Roy Underhill

this is a boreing picture with three different buy allso done thrugh DBA
the first two augerdrills in one buy and then a eggbeaterdrill I got cheap from an old lady that had enherited from his father in the fifty´s
the last one is a breastboring maschine but whats different from the others you have seen in the first gloat is that this one is nearly only
the half size in the gearbox , sorry I had forgot to take a picture of them together but I will update you with one later

and now to the teaser department of what shuold have arived earlyer this month but becourse of the wether my sister cuoldn´t come in the beginning of December with it so I hope she come s this weekend with it :-)

the first picture show you that in the future I will be able to screw you a bit…LOL

the next is a box with misc. of carpentertools

the next two is a picture made with planes and I think its an exelent way to retire old tools but if you do this then be sure to do it so the tools can be taken down and used again , I´m exided to see how this is done and on the picture you can see two more of the mystic plane
so there is maybee a chance to get closer to solve how it whas used for


that´s it fok´s for this time , thank´s for looking
next time I will show one maschinery thats have got me to bee a collecter
some thing I still wuold claim I ain´t …LOL
later I will come back to you with an update off the tools my sister will come with in the future
untill then
be safe and take care


15 comments so far

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#1 posted 12-17-2010 02:54 AM

OK Dennis,
Now your have gone and done it! You have succeeded in making 100% of the LJ’s green with envy. The next thing you know everyone will be junking their power tools and following you in the hand tools only woodworking style. lol

This just gets better and better. Wow!

Now we want to see a new project every week. Now we know you have the tools to Git-r-dun. lol Rand

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#2 posted 12-17-2010 02:55 AM

PS Maybe you might open up a museum. lol

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#3 posted 12-17-2010 02:55 AM

Nice collection there ! Thanks for showing it .

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#4 posted 12-17-2010 02:58 AM

holy moley dennis, that a bunch of wonderful looking tools…im confused though…i cant see where the motor goes on those….lol…thats one thing in life i would have loved to learn to work with hand tools…problems with my hands and arms prohibit that, so i will enjoy seeing you make wonderful things with these…enjoy….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 12-17-2010 04:25 AM

Hi Dennis,
Yes you can almost open a museum now.
I can see you have been busy.
Wonderful old tools.
Where did you buy the wood threading tools?
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 12-17-2010 02:12 PM

Good grief ! Dennis ! You’ve definetely found the answer to no flea markets..
These collections would break my bank, not to meantion the family acounts. Very nice, now you’ve got a bit of shop time comming for polishing, sharpening, and the like, eh..?

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 12-17-2010 04:12 PM

well I surdently hope they wait until I have been around some fleamarkets to get some of the more
specielised and I still havn´t a set of hollow and rounds ….well we can allways ad to the list….LOL
and then there is all the iron sisters and brothers …LOL
can one restored tool a week count as projects ….LOL

Wallkicker : thank´s for looking :-)

Grizzman : can you say musclepower , execise ,geting exhausted but think lifestyle change ….LOL
with other words I have to be the engine ….hope I still have enoff energi lft after the restoring to make project´s …LOL
but don´t get too confused the next little gloat I prommisse you there will bee an electronkiller part on… :-)
and don´t say you don´t use a plane now and then … spy´s had heard you have a blockplane and a smoother.

Mads : maybee but I wont open a museum just becourse they are made in wood…LOL
the buy of the screwed tools i did stumpled on in the DBA too…and less than ten kilometers from my sister..LOL its only the iron treads thats working the other is on prepaired and still need the cutter
but I don´t think that shuold be a bigger problem after I have seen Roy Underhills vidioclip on how they a made , it seems to bee simple enoff

Glen : they havn´t broke either the bank or the fammely accounts …LOL
if you think on how many planes that have been bought at a time every time
I realised there is some dubble between but that is to bee expected when you
buy tools like that but they will allso all be restored and sold /swapt /given to people
who enjoy using quality tools
and yes a lot of weeks will be used in the basement to restore tools this wither ….LOL

take care

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#8 posted 12-17-2010 04:29 PM

Dennis, you’re driving me crazy putting up stuff like this. You’re a man after me own heart – I suppose that you know that. These are treasures and it makes me want to go treasure hunting too – right this minute. As a matter of fact buying old tools is exactly what I was thinking about just before I opened this post. Now, I won’t be able to get it off my mind today. I just as well go get in my truck and go home to my shop because I won’t be any good today at the plant. Now do you see what you have done? :) I’m going treasure hunting for the rest of the day – even if it’s on crazy old Ebay. :)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 12-17-2010 06:56 PM

Helluva : I thought you had a building full of treasures ….LOL….oh yah they are only parts to
electronkillers how does it goes with your little exstrashop with the powerfull private maschinepark…LOL
but on the other hand we can always use another jewlry and asseseries to the dress and high heels
in the toolbox ….but when do they reconised it (our wife´s) that it isn´t only them thats need new gems …LOL
and I´m truly sorry if your green bulb lightning becourse of me ….he he :-) I promisse I will use every
oppetunity to do it again….LOL

have a great weekend on your treasurehunt :-)
take care and don´t empty the vallet before the rest of the Chrismas gifts is bought


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#10 posted 12-17-2010 07:05 PM

Dennis, I really felt sorry about not putting a compartment in the toolbox for rivergirl’s hair curling equipment but she says she doesn’t have any hair curling equipment so I feel better about that now. She says her toolbox “will be strictly for tools”. LOL That’s one nice tool deal that you pulled there. Keep up the good work. :)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 12-17-2010 08:36 PM

Wonderfull tools you got there Dennis. Now its just to learn how to use them and then get to work :D

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#12 posted 12-17-2010 08:38 PM

helluva I´m sure , she will as any girl find a way to have a room or two to her personel needs …LOL
don´t worry there mate
yah general I think I have been very lucky with these buy´s even thow alot of work ahead..LOL

I just hope I can live up to the former real owners and users I know I just borrow them
and have to take care of them before the next generation take over

take care

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#13 posted 12-17-2010 08:46 PM

Thomas : I know there is a steep learning curve ahead :-) I just hope some the schoolmoney
wasn´t given out for nothing …..LOL
the worst part will be to sharpen /tune them up again so they sing real notes and not fals
I think I still can hammer with a plane ….or is it a plyer I use to that, anyway I know my screwdriver
make very nice fine dust

thank´s for looking
be safe

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#14 posted 12-18-2010 01:35 PM

Nice tools Dennis. It is good that you will get them out of a box and be almost forgotten to cleaned, sharpened, tuned, and used.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#15 posted 12-18-2010 03:14 PM

Ken : thank´s for looking yah it is ,just hope they wont be chocked too much …LOL
I realy look forward to the tedios messy job of cleaning ,sharpening etc. ..............right :-(
no But I still will do it with a smile becourse of the reward in the other end :-)

take care

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