Tool Gloat - Stanley No. 45

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Blog entry by greg48 posted 242 days ago 886 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.

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#1 posted 242 days ago

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 242 days ago

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 and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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#3 posted 241 days ago

Sweet find. Nice to have Sean as a friend.

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

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#4 posted 240 days ago

Can’t wait to see their re-births

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

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#5 posted 240 days ago

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

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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