A few of you knew I was going old tool shopping today. I visited a number of antique stores down by where Obi lives. I found a couple of interesting items today. Nothing really outstanding, but good items.
I found the following 3 items. Two screwdrivers and a Stanley #65 block plane. According to Patrick's Blood and Gore, the Stanley #65 is one of the finest planes Stanley ever made.
I would tend to agree. The workmanship in this plane is wonderful.
Here is a picture of it with my Lie-Nielsen 60 1/2. It is longer and wider than the 60 1/2, but very comfortable to hold and use. I recommend you buy one if you come across one.
I also have been picking up this type of screwdrivers. As you can see from the photos they are actually quite small.
I’m also going to a big antique sale tomorrow. Hopefully, I will find a few more good tools.
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