I took my wife to First Monday Trade Days in Canton, TX. For those of you that do not know, the entire town of Canton, TX becomes a huge flea market on the weekend prior to the first Monday of each month.
There you can find lots of planes, but there are two booths that are of particular interest. Those booths have the motherlode of hand planes and other tools.
First up a 19th century workbench from Hammacher Schlemmer & Co.
Have any of you ever seen an ALUMINUM No. 45?
The ever elusive Stanley No 2
Try to ID the planes in this photo. One of them will make your eyes bug out… well a couple of them probably will…
A skewed Stanley block plane (with a removable side)
Some really nice Japanese chisels. (I almost bought them)
Take a guess at this one.
And a really beautify Bedrock No. 608
So where are these booths?
Here is a map to the trading grounds..
At the bottom of that page is a map showing the Civic Center. Both booths are about 100’ North and a little East of that building. You’ll have to look for it a little but you’ll easily find them..
There are of course a lot of planes at other booths. Today was a little skimpy as I found mostly No. 5 and No. 4 planes. Lots of planes at good negotiable prices. Both of these guys will negotiate on SOME of their items. One vendor sometimes sells things for his friends, he won’t negotiate on those items.
There is also another fella in the Civic Center itself. He has a nice selection, just not as big.
BOTH Vendors expect to be present in November and maybe December.
I hope you enjoyed the eye candy..