Favorite Old Tool(s) #2: Beautiful Rosewood & Brass

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Blog entry by Paul posted 05-13-2007 12:54 AM 733 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Curious Inactive Collector Part 2 of Favorite Old Tool(s) series Part 3: More Stuff »

The first installment of my favorite tools includes;

a 36” Stratton Brothers Rosewood & Brass Bound Level
a 12” Stanley Rosewood & Brass Bound Level
a couple of Rosewood and Brass Mortise Gauges
two different Stanley marking gaugues
and a unique Dunlop marking gauge

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I picked up all the gauges off e-bay and flea market tables. I use them all regularly.

I just love the quality, beauty and heft of the two levels. I bought the 36” level over twenty-five years ago while I was in high school at a farm auction. The 12” Stanley at an auction as well a number of years ago.

These were some of the easiest to get to. The tools with a story and legacy are stored away a little more “out-of-the-way” in my shop.

-- Paul, Texas

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#1 posted 05-13-2007 05:39 AM

Great photos. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to an antique sale tomorrow. Hopefully I will find something as nice. I’m on an old screwdriver kick at the moment.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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