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03-21-2015 08:33 PM

No wonder I couldn't find it ... - 4 replies

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a bookmark for Lumberjocks which opens to the HandTool forum page.(as a strictly hand-tool guy, I don’t visit any other pages) It occurred to me that I hadn’t seen any postings lately for the “Handplane of your Dreams” thread. Well, it took a while, but I found itR...

06-09-2014 10:58 PM

An Iron Grip - 12 replies

I’ve wanted one of these for a long time, but couldn’t imagine shelling out the 700-800 dollars that a non-repaired unit fetches at auction. Then I got lucky—but once again, I was helping someone out with no expectation of reward, much less this.I spied it installed on a massive old bench and asked if they ever used it.They ...

05-21-2014 03:38 PM

Where's Rod Serling when you need him? - 9 replies

I’m in the habit of photographing old tools which have followed me home. I recently came across a few from last fall, and thought I’d share the story behind them. I drove to a local garage sale. I’m really an estate sale guy; I hardly ever hit the garage sales, as they seem to have everything but tools, but the pickings were...

04-29-2014 09:11 PM

Catch of the Day (rust harvest) - 19 replies

It was a brutally cold winter in the Northeast (and I’m not sure it’s over), but one of the things that keeps some of us going is the promise of spring and the annual Rust Harvest Here’s what I got today, all at one stop Upper right hand corner is a canvas roll of nearly new Russell Jennings bits, to the left is an 1/...

08-24-2013 08:31 PM

Latest tool haul - 5 replies

I recently acquired this user-made chest of tools, owned by a carpenter. There are other tools not pictured, but the photos will give you some idea of what is in there. A few highlights—there’s a D-8 panel saw, (3) router planes, (4) saw sets, a MF No. 2 hand drill, and a Stanley #30 angle divider.Questions for viewers of this post:D...

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