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Tool Picking #1: Cinco de Mayo - Tool Picks

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Blog entry by TrBlu posted 05-05-2012 11:30 PM 5214 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Beautiful day in Northeast Alabama to do a little tool picking.

First stop, gathered 4 pipe clamps, 8 corner clamps, froe, Wilkinson folding drawknife, Disston one-man crosscut saw, and 10 woodworking books. One of the books was about colecting old tools. LOL

Walked away from this sale only $60 lighter, in the pocket.

At the second stop was only about a block away from first. I spotted this Disston D-8 Swayback. Picked it up, had it in my hand while looking at other things, when I heard a voice from across the yard: ”I’ll take $2 for that saw.” Well, all right.

All said, the trip cost me $62. Now, I definately need to build a sawtill.

Okay thank for looking and reading my ramblings.

Tim

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim



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grizzman

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#1 posted 05-06-2012 12:40 AM

pretty good ramblings , i would say a pretty nice score, that is great, always glad to see fellow wood workers score good wood or good tools…..and you did good, never have enough clamps…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Roz

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 01:55 AM

Nice! I really like the folding draw knife. Where in North East Alabama are you? I lived in Calhoun County for many years. Every been to Mountian Top or Collinsville trade days looking for tools?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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TrBlu

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#3 posted 05-06-2012 02:14 AM

Roz: I live in Calhoun County. These sales were in Chocolocco, near White Plains.

What part of L.A. are you in? I lived in Dothan from 2000 – 2005.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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canadianchips

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#4 posted 05-06-2012 10:51 AM

Good pickin.
I have been looking for a froe. Just don’t see those around here.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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davidroberts

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#5 posted 05-06-2012 04:51 PM

Glad I got here in time to present the award – “You Suck”.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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Don W

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#6 posted 05-07-2012 12:01 PM

great finds. I love tool pickin

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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