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Blog entry by scottlatham posted 07-31-2010 03:42 AM 857 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

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

Wow that is a big score.
Start sharpening ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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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!


-- 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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#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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