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Project by docholladay posted 1572 days ago 2831 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There is an antique/flee mall near where I live. There is a dealer that specializes in tools. I always love to look at what he has on hand. He is constantly getting new items. Anyway, I was in the neighborhood today and decided to stop by. There were many interesting planes and a few hand and back saws that were tempting. There was a Pexto 1 inch chisel that was particularly tempting, but I didn’t have much time nor did I need to be spending much money considering I had just spent a significant sum putting new tires on my car. Just as I was about to leave, I saw a box on the floor. At first glance, it looked like a bunch of items that had not yet been put on display and marked with prices for purchase. Anyway, I couldn’t resist taking a look. Upon closer examination, I discovered that it was a box of pieces and parts of tools and he was selling the whole box for only $5.00. Well, I couldn’t turn that down. There just might be something cool in there. Anyway, you can see from the pictures that there is quite a lot of stuff in there. First of all, there was a Stanley #53 Spoke shave missing the blade. I think I know where to get my hands on one of those pretty easy. There was another wooden and another iron shave, but I don’t know if they can be repaired as easily. There were numerous marking and cutting gauges. 3 of which I have already managed to repair and get working by just putting in a threaded brass insert and a screw. I need to buy some appropriate brass thumb screws for them, but they work. Of particular interest is a plow plane that I think I can repair the adjustable fence and it may give me a reason to attempt a little blacksmithing to make a blade for it. There is also a couple of folding rules. 2 are complete and 2 are missing one part, but they could still be used, just shorter than they are supposed to be. Anyway, if nothing else, I have a couple of marking gauges and rules that are usable. I could always rob some of the hardware on some of the items to use for other things. Then I will have lots of little chunks of good hardwood (there is some boxwood and rosewood that I can easily identify) that can be used to make things like tool handles or plane wedges as well as other things where a nice piece of quality hardwood mike come in handy. $5.00 well spent I would say. Now where do I begin?

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc





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donjoe

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#1 posted 1572 days ago

Looks like more than 5 bucks worth to me!

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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patron

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#2 posted 1572 days ago

nice box full of wow stuff .

good score !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 1572 days ago

I remember when this completed projects section of Lumberjocks was only for actual completed projects !

A: “Yes, this is a completed woodworking project”
B: “No, this is a project in progress ”
Which box did you check ?

This area has been plagued over the past two months with NON-PROJECT posts.
Take them to the Coffee Lounge…Thank you.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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scrappy

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#4 posted 1572 days ago

Fantastic score. Looks like lots of fun to be had.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1572 days ago

6 $ + shiping and you sendt all to me right!

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mafe

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#6 posted 1572 days ago

Hi,
Happy to share your exitement, nothing like a bunch of old tools to restore.
I’ll drink a coffee on that…
Smile,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#7 posted 1572 days ago

To dusty56,
Is a dust collector and a man on a floor a woodworking project?
Just wondering…
Sometimes we have to clean our own workshop before we start collecting the dust of the others…
I smile – and so should we all, when we see some one happy.
Have a wonderful day my friend.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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docholladay

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#8 posted 1572 days ago

I went through and looked a bit more closely at some of them. For sure, I will be able to come out with several usable marking and cutting gauges. I may have a little inventory for Ebay shortly. I already have 4 gauges. Can’t see where I need too many more. As for the planes. Does anyone have any hints on making blades for wooden molding planes? I think Lie-Nielsen sells tool steel blanks. I’ve never really tried anything like this so any hints or tips will be much appreciated.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Jimthecarver

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#9 posted 1572 days ago

Well put Mafe,
Great find….thanks for sharing.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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canadianchips

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#10 posted 1572 days ago

Good Find.
P.S. If you need to get rid of them. “PICK ME, PICK ME “

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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nebulous

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#11 posted 1572 days ago

@ mafe
The dust collector used wood, and was at least a project. The man on the floor wasn’t the project, the nunchucks were. Dusty has a point, this is not a project.

That said, nice score. Post some tool restoration projects.

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 1572 days ago

yep Lie-Neilsen is selling blanks in different width
about 15$ I think

Dennis

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zwwizard

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#13 posted 1572 days ago

I think you need to jump over to the old tool list at
http://swingleydev.com/archive/faq.html
If you haven’t already.
It looks like you will fit right in

-- Richard http://www.PictureTrail.com/gallery/view?username=thewizz

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DanW

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#14 posted 1569 days ago

Your tool man wouldn’t happen to have any friends in the business in Ohio does he?
I love to find deals like yours’!
;^)
Dan

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 1569 days ago

mafe, yes , the dust seperator is a woodworking project and a completed one at that. If you notice it was made from a Pine panel that I glued up and shaped and routed , along with the nunchucks from project days of old.
If you want to research other ”Thein” style dust seperators on this site , you will find about a dozen of them so far.
Again , finding tools is not a completed woodworking project and doesn’t belong in this section of Lumberjocks no matter how excited you feel….Have yourself a wonderful day as well ,my friend.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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