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Blog entry by scottlatham posted 07-31-2010 03:42 AM 728 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am always keeping my eye out for deals and do alot of walking around at flea markets and what not. The other day I was at a Habitat for Humanity Restore and found all of these hand tools

left to right I found a Stanley Handyman plane, a stanley #9 1/2 a Stanley 71 1/2 router plane, a stanley bedrock plane, a stanley #53. In front is a Cincinatti tool works shave and in back is a disston model 68 dovetail saw.

THe best part of all of this is I got it all for around 45 bucks and now had inexpensive good tools to start learning how to use. Any tips or pointer or links would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Scott



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davidroberts

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#1 posted 07-31-2010 04:03 AM

here’s a thought, volunteer and use those tools to help build a habitat for humanity home. now that would be full circle.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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swirt

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#2 posted 07-31-2010 04:25 AM

Wow that is a big score.
Start sharpening ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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scrappy

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#3 posted 07-31-2010 05:38 AM

Fantastic score. Looking forward to seeing the projects from them.

Keep looking for bargains!

Scrappy

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

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Joe Watson

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#4 posted 07-31-2010 05:07 PM

nice planes

-- Got Wood?

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scottlatham

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#5 posted 07-31-2010 08:52 PM

Thanks. I have signed up for another home build. Every year at work we get to take a few days off to go volunteer somewhere. The last few years I have done home builds. It is rewarding and fun, plus you get to hone some skills.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 08-01-2010 05:40 AM

Clean up the tools, especially flatten the working surfaces of the planes and sharpen all the blades on a flat diamond or whetstone. Then set the plane blades up properly and try then out one at a time. Check the orientation of all the parts of each one before dissassembly and maybe take a picture for future reference. If unfamilar with the proper setup and adjustment, a local wood shop should have a person in there to help you- or maybe an LJ in the Cleveland area.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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