LumberJocks

The Tool Gathering Odessy #15: He shoots, he SCORES!!!

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Tomcat1066 posted 10-03-2011 03:10 AM 4283 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Tools are multiplying like rebates Part 15 of The Tool Gathering Odessy series Part 16: Crossed into the dark side »

For a day I didn’t spend any time building a project for myself or for my home, it’s been a pretty awesome woodworking day. First, there’s the building of my son's toolbox. That was pretty cool all on its own. However, tonight I finally scored the vintage tool that has long eluded me. If you’ve seen Gone in Sixty Seconds, this is my Elenore. What tool might that be?

Why, the vintage Stanley #71 router plane. I had about gotten to the point where I was ready to just by the Veritas version, but I really wanted a vintage one. Well, low and behold, I managed to score one tonight. I paid a little more than I probably should have, but it’s in really good shape. Check it out here.

I’ve got a lot of pics to upload here in the next few days, and I can’t wait to share them. Now that some computer issues have been worked out, I should be getting photos of all my latest goodies to post for all to see.

Some days, it’s just awesome to be alive. This was one of those days. :)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!



8 comments so far

View David Grimes's profile

David Grimes

2072 posts in 1384 days


#1 posted 10-03-2011 03:24 AM

Nice. You didn’t pay too much IMO at all.

You know, the 60 to 90 year old planes are still less then comparable quality new ones. The completely outfitted Veritas is $200. Something not right about that, but it’s a vintage buyer’s market for the most part.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

View Tomcat1066's profile

Tomcat1066

942 posts in 2540 days


#2 posted 10-03-2011 03:25 AM

A fair point David. I like the looks of the Veritas ones, but like you said, it’s still cheaper.

I’m telling you, I’m not going to be able to sleep tonight I’m so excited about this day :D

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

View David Grimes's profile

David Grimes

2072 posts in 1384 days


#3 posted 10-03-2011 03:44 AM

I liked it pretty much, too. I hope this weather hangs around a bit here in SW Georgia. Take care.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

View Tomcat1066's profile

Tomcat1066

942 posts in 2540 days


#4 posted 10-03-2011 10:38 AM

Yeah, the weather was awesome this weekend. You take care too :)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

View ratchet's profile

ratchet

1304 posts in 2531 days


#5 posted 10-03-2011 02:09 PM

Shweet!!! I’m kind of jealous. I gave up looking for one a while ago. I might start looking again. 200 for a new one is out of the question.

View Tomcat1066's profile

Tomcat1066

942 posts in 2540 days


#6 posted 10-03-2011 02:39 PM

ratchet,

Go look on eBay. There are quite a few available now and you might be able to get a better deal than I did.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

View RGtools's profile

RGtools

3314 posts in 1399 days


#7 posted 10-03-2011 02:55 PM

You will LOVE this tool. It’s a constant user in my shop.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

View Tomcat1066's profile

Tomcat1066

942 posts in 2540 days


#8 posted 10-03-2011 05:07 PM

Yeah, I’ve wanted one for a while. This was just my first chance to snag one and it’s a beauty too, from the pics at least :)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase