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Blog entry by Lumberpunk posted 02-09-2016 08:46 PM 1204 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently put an ad in the local buy and sell looking for rusty old handplanes to restore. Didn’t get many replies but I did get one from a man who’s brother was a carpenter and had passed away and was looking for the right person to pass his tools on to. I drove up there this last weekend to pick them up. I paid him $200 cash and gave him a little chopping board.

Included were:
1 x Millers Falls #74 Miter Box with all the parts as well as two Disston 28” Backsaws (8 and 12 tpi) In a custom case.
2 x Stanley #45 with one box of cutters, one is a type three and the other is later but missing the fence.
9 x Various Braces and Hand drills and Auger Bits.
1 x Bailey #4 with a broken horn on the handle
1 x Millers Falls #8c (Stanley #3 equiv.)
1 x Millers Falls #9 (Stanley #4 equiv.)
1 x Stanley #113 Compass Plane that probably isn’t worth reconditioning.
8 x Stanley Block Planes, some have been custom fitted with brass sides.
1 x Unlabelled #4
1 x Cabinet Makers Plane with a custom bone handle.
2 x Stanley Rabbet Planes (One is shorter)
1 x Stanley Scraper Handle
1 x Mystery Dovetail Saw
2 x Stanley Butt Gauges.
1 x Set of Sandevik plastic handled chisels (Hello jobsite)
1×2” Socket Handled Chisel
1 x Small Bullnose plane.
Some squares of dubious accuracy.
A 6/4 12” wide 60” long piece of oak.
And a Skillsaw wormdrive saw from the 50’s or 60’s in good working order (Very Heavy!)
And a few other bits and pieces.

I will be restoring the salvageable items over the next while and posting before and after pics of some as I go. Here are some pics of the MF#8 restored next to the MF #9 which is in similar condition to the #8 before I started

The No 8 Restored (For now until I can find/make replacement tote/knob)

The No 9 In waiting.

And it makes shavings!

Needless to say I am pretty happy with my haul and excited to get these tools into working order and making beautiful things!

Thanks for looking.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.



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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#1 posted 02-09-2016 09:08 PM

Impressive find!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 10:00 PM

$200
REALLY?
What did you do, pull back your coat and show him you had a gun

Geeze, YOU DO SUCK !

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aurora

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 10:03 PM

some vintage hand tools preserved for another generation.

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Redoak49

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#4 posted 02-09-2016 10:45 PM

I am all for getting a good deal but this was a steal…

I could not have done that.

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Lumberpunk

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#5 posted 02-09-2016 11:21 PM

@Redoak49, he offered to give them to me, said his brother used to give tools away all the time, I said I was more comfortable giving him something, he was way more excited by the cutting board than the $$$.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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Lumberpunk

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#6 posted 02-09-2016 11:22 PM

None of these tools will appear on ebay (or for sale anywhere else) in my lifetime. Which was his biggest concern.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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shipwright

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#7 posted 02-10-2016 03:32 AM

You sooooo suck! ...... but …...

Good on you for your honesty and general attitude on this acquisition. Use these tools in the knowledge that you did right by them and by their former owner.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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BurlyBob

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#8 posted 02-10-2016 11:19 PM

Totally, you really suck! What a great deal. Congrats.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#9 posted 02-12-2016 05:07 PM

They dont look like much but the Sandvik chisels are top quality steel. Take care of them even if on the jobsite and they will cater for you for a lifetime

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Lumberpunk

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#10 posted 02-12-2016 06:03 PM

I was thinking about making some wooden handles for them, I lapped and sharpened two of them (they had been abused pretty badly) and they take a keen edge for sure… the plastic handles suck pretty bad.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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Aidan1211

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#11 posted 02-23-2016 06:53 PM

You did tell the guy you were getting a mint for a penny….. didn’t you????? hahahaha Awesome find. Are you looking to move the Millers Falls Stuff on to a new home? I love the old Millers Falls stuff even though the hand tool world seems to think its junk to Stanley. I guess I just like the underdog. PM me if you are interested in selling the MF stuff

-- its better to plan on the task at hand than actually doing it........ You look smarter.

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Lumberpunk

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#12 posted 02-23-2016 07:51 PM

No I love my MF tools… I use them. Regardless the guy’s main concern was that they didn’t end up in ebay and I am going to honor that. And yes, he new what they were worth but wanted to see them used.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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