Tool Gloat - Stanley No. 45

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Blog entry by greg48 posted 11-23-2013 04:25 AM 1162 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a friend who spends countless hours and miles looking in old barns chasing down old Volkswagens and Porsches and sometimes comes upon old hand tools that are given to him. He brings me the woodworking tools and they are usually in pretty rough shape.

However, while I was busy building the coffin a while back he delivered some old planes and a red painted lunchbox with something in it. I just now opened it a guess what I found. A Stanley No. 45 with what looks like the complete set of irons and accessories.

Can’t wait to clean it up, sharpen some irons and give this baby a test drive. Thanks Sean, I owe you big time.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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Greg D

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 04:28 AM

What a find that is. Can’t wait to see it cleaned up & in action!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 05:55 AM

Wow, cant beat that price… I wish I had a friend like that…

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#3 posted 11-23-2013 11:17 AM

Sweet find. Nice to have Sean as a friend.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#4 posted 11-24-2013 01:46 PM

Can’t wait to see their re-births

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 11-24-2013 02:11 PM

I’ll be opening old lunch boxes from now on. Nice bunch of rehab’s there.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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