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Blog series by Don W updated 73 days ago 4 parts 7782 reads 279 comments total

Part 1: Tool finds for the day (The stanley #2 story)

1101 days ago by Don W | 19 comments »

So i spent all day yesterday (Saturday) in airports and on airplanes getting home from Seattle. We had plans to go to a large flee market that was a little over a 2 hour drive from home. I was pleased when my wife recommended we stay closer to home. The first shop we stopped in I saw a reliant scroll saw. It was marked $50 and looked in good shape. I asked if we could plug it in and turn it on. Sure was the reply, you want a price first. Well, its marked $50 I said. Oh, thats what I paid f...

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Part 2: Winter time rust hunt.

220 days ago by Don W | 19 comments »

So my wife and I took a ride to the Syracuse fairgrounds for an indoor flea market. Most of the stuff was grossly over priced, but a few gems were discovered. Between the show and a few shops around, it was a decent day. I found a nice type 3 Stanley #9 1/2. I couldn’t resist this set of chamfer guides. I’ve never seen any like them and I can’t find any information on them. A Stanley #5 1/4A Stanley #7A very reasonable Hock 2&#...

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Part 3: Its Spring. First 2014 Antique show

115 days ago by Don W | 18 comments »

finally proof that the long winter is over. Our first local flea market of 2014. Maybe not one of my best days, but definitely not my worst either. We had some fun, some sun, some rain, and just good old spring weather. My first find is my favorite. As you may know, I’ve started a healthy admiration for Sargent bench planes. My goal was to obtain a #400 series in every size type 3 or older. This was the last one I needed to complete that set. A beautiful type 2 #424. All period c...

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Part 4: Show off your latest find(s)

73 days ago by Don W | 223 comments »

I’m not sure if this has been done before, but here is a spot to show off your latest acquisitions. Whether its a flea market , garage sale or yard sale or craig list find, show it off. A 12 1/2 base with a Sargent #42 like new cutter A type 2 Sargent 307 A cool infill (rosewood and steel) And a Sargent made 3409 branded as Marshall Wells Hardware. (I need to research this a little more)

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