|Project by mafe||posted 03-17-2010 01:30 AM||4750 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
I promised my self, that since I was starting my new life as a early retired because of health, I would invest in my workshop, the first part was some state of the art Festool tools from Germany, and second part was this – old wonderful tools for woodworking, and most of all some planes, since this was a big wish for years, at the time where I was working 70 hours as a Architect, and never had time for that.
It amaze me that one circular saw is the same price as I paid for all what you see in the last picture – I must say it’s amazing as you get value for money in the old tools, and how much better the quality are, so thank you guys for all the great inputs, that made the base for my choices.
Today I got a big box of old tools I bought on the web in Denmark for 70$ (first picture).
This was really a bargain, one Stanley 220, one broken Record 130 that I will rebuild to a chamfer plane, a fine old square, a spokshave, a veener saw, a router plane, a special wood plane, a bandsaw tooth adjuster, a marking gauge, and a wonderful old hand drill.
I bought also from the same guy 3 old mahogny chinese style woodplanes for 140 $ (I have no idea if this price was fair, but I fell in love, and felt I had made such a good deal first, that I could pay some extra… He asked for 170 $, but I managed to get it down) (First and third picture), with English Sheffield blades, and they are supposed to have been made in France a long time ago… They came from a retired furniture maker. These planes are so extremely beautiful, that I cant wait to try them out, but I think I have to flatten the bed, and sharpen the blades before, so it will be a fair test. My god I cant wait! It might become my favorite frinds for the finer woodworking.
(I would love to hear if somebody has any information on planes like that).
And one more box with some vintage Record planes I bought from a guy in England for 150 $ (second picture) wich I thik are fair but not fantastic (and the shipping was a little expensive).
As I can see the quality of the Records are the same as the Stanley, except from the very old Stanleys and the Bedrock’s. Does anyone have some experience in that also?
And yes – pinch my arm, there are some wonderful stuff, so now it will be time for hours of restoration…
I was in the woodworker heaven today, and will now sleep with a big wooden smile on my lip!
So I have decided it’s time to build a cabinet, a proper place for all these wonders, perhaps from some scrap pallet wood, as a wonderful contrast, I was thinking of a style like a Japanese toolbox.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.