Tool Picking #2: Estate Sale Weekend

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Blog entry by TrBlu posted 05-20-2012 04:38 AM 1733 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s been a nice weekend, so far, in Northeast Alabama. The weather is nice and there is an estate sale a short distance from my house.

I could not go to the first day of the sale on Friday, so my Dad scoped out the tools for me. He picked up a couple planes for me. I have not seen them yet, so I will have to add that pic later. He did tell me he picked a Stanley 110 and a Worth jack plane.

Saturday morning, I went to the sale and grabbed a hand full of nice toys.

- One Stanley socket chisel
- Two Craftsman socket chisels
- Stanley torpedo level
- Rosewood & Brass try square
- Clamp-on Mini Vise

I left a few things that I thought were overpriced. Sunday is the last day and anything remaining is 50% or less. So there may be more pictures added to this pick.

It was a slow picking Saturday, but that gave me some time in the shop to work on a few projects. Finally got back on my Walnut natural edged table. Here is the dry fit. Now to sanding and finishing.

Thanks for letting me share.


-- 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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#1 posted 05-20-2012 04:03 PM

some nice tools there tim, cant wait to see the square cleaned up and showing its best, i like the walnut project your working on, that is some nice natural edge wood you here there, i would like to get some like that, do you know where you got that wood…;).........ha…....cant wait to see it with a clear coat on it, i love walnut, ive got a project im working on that has some walnut in it also, ill post it when im done…keep going to those sales, you never know what you will come up with….....grizz…...bob

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 04:08 PM

oh i wanted to tell you that the pen project was mailed and they received it on Wednesday morning, as i sent a signature confirmation…so now they will get distributed to those they went to , maybe ill hear back from them , be sure to know ill let you know if i do…..

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

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