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Blog series by Tedstor updated 962 days ago 2 parts 4023 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Saws (Old and New)

1150 days ago by Tedstor | 8 comments »

Two years ago, my (wood) hand tool collection could easily fit into a milk crate. And while my current collection is still not large or impressive, I have accumulated quite a bit of stuff. I really like vintage tools and about 1/3 of my collection was manufactured before I was born (1976). I usually shy away from fixer uppers, though. I try to find mint condition, new-old-stock, or nicely restored items that I can put straight to work. Most of my new tools are on the low end of the price s...

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Part 2: More misc tools

962 days ago by Tedstor | 2 comments »

It’s a slow news day, and I haven’t added much to the site lately. SO I thought I’d share a few of my latest aquisitions. Keep in mind that I only “collect” tools which I intend to use. Most are vintage items that were in pretty good shape upon purchase. I avoid any tool that requires more than about 20 min of rehab. I typically buy my stuff off ebay, antique stores, or online dealers. I pay more than I would if I stalked the flea markets and yard sales. But the ...

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