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Shop Tools #5: Today's Finds - June 9 2007

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 06-10-2007 06:07 AM 3723 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

Today's Finds

I would tend to agree. The workmanship in this plane is wonderful.

Stanley #65

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.

With a Lie-Nielsen 60 1/2

I also have been picking up this type of screwdrivers. As you can see from the photos they are actually quite small.

Screwdrivers

I’m also going to a big antique sale tomorrow. Hopefully, I will find a few more good tools.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov



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Bob Babcock

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#1 posted 06-10-2007 06:38 AM

Nice find….I desperately need to add to my hand tools.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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mot

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#2 posted 06-10-2007 06:40 AM

Nice find, Rustman!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 06-10-2007 06:56 AM

Nice find!! If you luck upon any you don’t need let us know.

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - http://www.splinterswoodworks.com/ - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5220040

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#4 posted 06-10-2007 08:30 AM

Yeah, you can always drop them off here… I’ll even let you plane on my bench some more;)

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David

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#5 posted 06-10-2007 03:46 PM

Wayne -

It is always so interesting to follow your tool shopping trips! Looks like some great additions to your growing collection. How many screwdrivers have you picked up? Good luck tomorrow!

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#6 posted 06-10-2007 05:04 PM

Theres something about a wood handle tool. It just feels good.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#7 posted 06-10-2007 05:22 PM

Wayne,
In my former business of dealing in antique guns, for over 30 years, we would never call those “Screw Drivers”. We would have referred to them as “Turn Screws”.
They came in a case with all fine English guns so that the gun could be taken apart and cleaned.
I think the real difference was that back in the 1860’s a screw driver was about 5 cents and a turn srcrew was 5 dollars.

Bill

-- Make Dust

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#8 posted 06-10-2007 05:30 PM

That #65 looks real comfortable.

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#9 posted 06-10-2007 07:01 PM

Thanks Dollar, I use both terms interchangeably. I probably should quit doing that. I’ve also seen them called London Pattern screwdrivers by UK dealers.

It is a very comfortable plane.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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