Today was the monthly antique sale here in Sacramento. I got a few interesting things and almost got something I’ve been looking for. I pulled a Fulton #2 sized plane out of a box of old planes. I asked how much and was told $180. Perhaps for a nice Stanley, but for that kind of money I would have been better off buying an Lie-Nielson. Such is life.
I came across a box of Saws and picked 3 out. I’m starting to look for a few good saws and these look like they could be restored. I will begin to do some research on restoration. I know a few internet sites and have some books to read.
Here is a close-up of the small saw. It is an Atkins…
David was asking if I found any planes in the chat on veneering this morning. I found 2. A type 11 4c and a very inexpensive #220 in it’s original box. Normally, I would have passed on the 220. But it found it’s way into my shoulder pack. The 4C has a crack in the handle, but other than that should clean-up real nice. I saw several #4s today. This was the best of the lot and I paid $20 for it.
I picked up a couple of chisels
And also, you can never have enough clamps…. (I have a thing for machinest’s clamps)
That is it for today. Have a wonderful weekend and if you have any advise, suggestions or information relative to the saws. Please share. Thanks.
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