I finally hit the lottery

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Project by piper posted 11-07-2010 02:51 AM 4618 views 0 times favorited 57 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it finally happened one of those days we all hope for happened to me. I got up early today and took the dogs for a ride to keep from waking the wife too early. Driving down the road I saw a sign for a garage sale that said tools. I was expecting the usual lawn and garden Varity but always hope to find the odd ball chisel and sometimes a plane. After looking around that was all I saw. Then I noticed a cabinet at the back of the garage that had an old Stanley plane sticking out of it. I ask the owner if it was for sale and he said that he would only sell everything that was in there or none at al. It had been in his family a long time and he didn’t want to break it up. He told me what he wanted for it and opened the doors. You can imagine how hard it was not to get to excited as I still wanted to negotiate. Well letting my wife sleep in didn’t work to well as I called her and got her out of bed. My wonderful wife in her half sleep said if I really thought I wanted it to go ahead.
11 Stanley levels most 28 to 30 inches. Stanley planes 2 #8’s, #7, #4, 2 Stanley transition planes a record #0 73 rabbet plane a # 100 hook scraper ,Starrett 101c leveling telescope.

W Maples and Son Brace and bits
Shipwrights calking mallet with had forged iron rings
Enough bragging I won’t list it all you can see from the pictures I will be busy for a while just starring in wonder.

-- piper

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 02:54 AM

Man, and to think I spent all day hitting flea markets and antique shops. All I got was a file guide for a buck….. I’m off to cry…..

THAT is a heck of a find though. I admit.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 02:58 AM

I smile for you now!
Congratulation, it’s like to win the first price.
Best thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 03:06 AM

WOW!! I hit garage sales all the time hoping to find that one of a kind deal. I’ve found some bargains here and there but you’ve hit the mother load. Great find.

-- Jeff, Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have.

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 03:07 AM

Looks like you hit the mother-lode! Congratulations. Have fun with those great tools.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 03:10 AM

Wow, jackpot and the word for it. Nice show.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 03:16 AM

Congrats! I visit sales all the time and find nothing. I envy your find.

-- RJ

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 03:17 AM

Massive score!

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#8 posted 11-07-2010 03:21 AM

I am thinking anything under $1000. And you got a deal !

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

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#9 posted 11-07-2010 03:21 AM

You’ve just given hope to the rest of us.

Big smile for you. Heckuva score :-)

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 11-07-2010 03:44 AM

Good for you, enjoy your jackpot! Make something beautiful now!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 11-07-2010 03:51 AM

II was actually able to get it all for more than 50% of that . I almost felt guilty as I drove away. ALMOST

-- piper

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#12 posted 11-07-2010 03:52 AM

That is a nice haul!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#13 posted 11-07-2010 03:56 AM

this most deffently make you aspire to bee this weeks sucker ….LOL
congrats with the major score
there is some very nice braces among it , the mallet/hammer in the mittle I have seen one of those before
but I can´t figur out witch trade that use it
enjoy the fun


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#14 posted 11-07-2010 03:59 AM

Thats a shipwrights caulking mallet for old sailing ships pounded hemp rope and tar inbetween the boards to keep water out.

-- piper

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#15 posted 11-07-2010 04:08 AM

well, I’ve ruined another shirt with drool…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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