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Tool Picking #16: Valentine's Day - Planes etc.

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Blog entry by TrBlu posted 02-14-2015 06:49 PM 1255 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: $12 Addition to My Woodworking Library Part 16 of Tool Picking series Part 17: This Craftsman Followed Me Home »

Valentine’s Day early morning tool picking. Amazing what a dozen roses can do for a tool picking Saturday.

Okay, she would have gotten the roses anyway, but I’m sure it didn’t hurt. Here is this morning’s grab.

Stanley Bailey No. 5
Stanley No. 102 Block Plane
Stanley No. 9 1/2 Block Plane
Stanley No. 55 Spokeshave
Craftsman Viscosimeter
Hand Vise
Carving Mallet

Not a bad morning haul.

-- 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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FirehouseWoodworking

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#1 posted 02-14-2015 09:19 PM

Nice haul! I have that carving mallet and it is wonderful to use with chisels – it’s the only thing I use on them.

Cheers!

(P.S.: Good thing you remembered the roses! She deserves them!)

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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arvanlaar

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#2 posted 02-16-2015 05:00 AM

Where do you go to do your picking?

-- New to working and learning as much as I can :D

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TrBlu

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#3 posted 02-16-2015 03:36 PM

Mostly, I watch for estate sales in my area. I have made friends with many of the people that organize and run estate sales in the area, so I get “head up” emails from most of upcoming sales. A couple know the things I like and will set them aside for me to have first look, if they know I’m coming.

I occasionally look in flea markets. Although, that has been far less productive in recent years.

I like to look in antique stores and malls. But, I seldom buy anything from an antique dealer unless it is something I have been searching for a long time.

My goal is two-fold: 1. Find nice old tools I can rehab and put to work in my shop. 2. Find nicely priced tools I can rehab and sell for profit to finance my hobby.

Unless I just need it for parts, I do not buy anything I cannot put in working order and production in my shop.

-- 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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TrBlu

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#4 posted 02-16-2015 03:40 PM

Of these, the #5 and #102 will likely go up for sale. The planes are really clean, so they will take minimal work to prepare. The blades are already sharp, so half the work is already done for me.

-- 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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