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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 83 days ago 870 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This article appeared in the Portland (Maine) Press herald today. I’ve been to this tool store. It’s about a hundred miles up the road from me. Tons of used tools and the guy is looking to pass it on to someone to carry on the tradition. The town doesn’t look like much but the surrounding towns are literally artisan areas in Maine.

See it here, with video.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Don W

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#1 posted 83 days ago

An impressive place for sure. At $650,000 it seems like a pretty fair price. The existing inventory has to be worth more than that.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#2 posted 83 days ago

Man that sounds awesome. If I were out that way I think I’d seriously give it a go.

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#3 posted 83 days ago

yeah – wow! I’d just love to visit the place! the ebay site is neat as well!

-- aspiring jill of all trades

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#4 posted 83 days ago

If I could teleport.. hells yes! I would take up that offer right now.
I never know he existed, but now that do.. I feel that familiar loss of another small tool shop owner.
In my retirement fantasy… I care for honey bees (and make mead), raise rabbits.. and have a little shop of woodworking trinkets, wood, and tools…

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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JAY Made

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#5 posted 82 days ago

I grew up in Waldo County, I have been to Liberty many times when I was a kid never knew this place was there. The next time I go home to visit I’m going to check this place out if it is still open.

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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#6 posted 82 days ago

It looks like lots n lots of tool goodies.

-- Custom furniture

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 82 days ago

I wish the gentleman success and the same for whomever is lucky enough to be in a position to buy the store.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 82 days ago

Very impressive business and glad he wants to train someone to take hisplace

-- Norman

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