I stopped by a giant tool sale this weekend. When I got there, it turned out that the person selling all of his equipment was one of the gentleman from the Long Island Woodworker’s Club (of which I am a member).
He had a lot of tools, but for some reason didn’t want to part with anything other than his large machinery. I was there 2 hours, spending one of these hours going through a box of about 100 chisels and then when I made him an offer on about 10 of them I was told “I don’t want to sell any. I still use these.”
But for some reason, he parted with 6 planes and for nothing close to the first number he quoted me. When he first gave me the price I responded with “These say ‘Bailey’ not ‘Lie-Nielsen’”. He eventually sold them to me “Since you are a member of the woodworker’s club.”
And I also got a nice Stanley No 77 Mortise Gauge and another marking gauge that I cannot identify.
BTW: This is his add on Craigslist. Lots of stuff for sale. I think that he even had Norm’s Hitachi re-saw.