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Blog entry by gavinzagreb posted 03-23-2012 12:14 PM 1070 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you haven’t seen it, I did a blog about all the stuff you can get at Zagreb’s Huge flea market.
http://lumberjocks.com/gavinzagreb/blog

Here I’ll show you what I bought.

Everything together, 2 planes, a chisel, small file, and a hand drill. I think the lot was about US$35
The hand drill reminded me of the first one I used as a kid, so bought it for my 5 year old son.

The chisel is 2 cherries brand from Germany. 1 site said they are some of the best in the world. I wouldn’t really know but I saw that size chisel new the other day for about $40, I paid $4 and with a little cleaning up and sharpening it will almost be like new.

The big wooden jointer plane is apparently from one of Austrias best plane producers from the early 1900’s
It was pretty easy to find info on it here
http://www.holzwerken.de/museum/hersteller/weiss_history.phtml
$10 for a piece of history. Score !!

The smaller plane has no markings on it, so unknown origin. Has a good sized blade and once sharpened produced thin even curls that I could read through.

I also got this scraper, at leats I presume it’s some kind of scraper. It has a logo on the blade of a dogs head protruding from a kennel, which made me wonder if it was for wood working at all.

The weekend before I picked up this plane. It has 2 screws for adjusting the blade rather than a lever. Made in Germany is cast on the body in front of the handle. A little investigating found it to be this one..
http://www.holzwerken.de/museum/bankhobel/schlichthobel6.phtml
During my search I discovered that Harbour freight have a plane exactly like it.

Hopefully I’ll have some more goodies by Monday.



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racerglen

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#1 posted 03-23-2012 12:50 PM

Nice scores !
And it would apear the budget is holding up well ..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Brit

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#2 posted 03-23-2012 04:31 PM

I’m loving that jointer. The scraper thingy is a strange tool and I’m not familiar with a dog poking his head out of a kennel. Maybe it’s an early pooper scooper. :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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gavinzagreb

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#3 posted 03-23-2012 04:57 PM

I think the scraper might be just a paint scraper for curved surfaces. I saw some similar with a straight blade in a hardware shop today.
Brit, if I find another one in good shape for under 10 quid, should I get it for you ?
There’s usually 5 or 6 every sunday.
Did you see my flea market bog ? A lot of the that stuff might be right up your alley.

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Brit

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#4 posted 03-23-2012 05:14 PM

Thanks for the offer Gavin, but I’ll pass at the moment.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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