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Finding old tools #1: Searching Mississippi's Antique shops found a yankee drill

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My wife and I love going across our state and looking for antiques. I have gotten so caught up in it I have started a face book page called Mississippi Antique Enthusiast. I have filled most of the basic and easy to find tools on my list. Now I am down to the rare or neat stuff. Today at Beckys Antiques in Louisville MS

I found a Yankee #41 buy North Brothers with a few bits in the handle.

It was tucked off in the corner.

The store had taken over a few old stores and knocked out holes in the walls to get through. One of the old stores was a laundry that was belt driven. This was still on the ceiling.

I am looking for old mortice chisels and they are hard to find. I have found none in any store. I can on ebay but they go way to high in price. So a day ago a few of us lj’s got together and KTMM had a pair he want to get rid of I gladly helped him.

mhg made in Germany. A 1/4 and 3/8

I am very proud of them. I would like to own some old ones but these will work for starters.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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stefang

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#1 posted 962 days ago

You are so lucky to find old tools where you live Dave. About the only thing you can find where I live in Norway is old rusted wooden bodied hand planes that had been used on the farms. Most of them look home made. The past is rapidly disappearing so it’s good that you and others are trying to preserve these important symbols of our past. The Nation was after all built with tools and a lot of hard work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave

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#2 posted 962 days ago

Mike I hear it is better on other parts of the country. Like up the east coast. Sounds like an excuse for a vacation. I am also fixing to start smithing. I think I may have found a 500lb anvil. Most of the ones I find are in bad shape and they still ask about $2.00 a pound for them. I guess people over there just dont let go of old tools. Somebody has them, they have to be somewhere. Or are the folks around you the type that will use something until it is wore all the way out.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#3 posted 961 days ago

Hey Dave – cool finds…you mentioned in a previous post about wanting to find all the molding planes to eliminate your router…..is that correct?

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#4 posted 961 days ago

Yes Jeff. I have been collecting one at a time. I have 3 rabbits, 2 quarter rounds, and one dado. They are hard to find that are not warped or checked. And you wouldn’t believe what some folks want for planes without irons. If you hunt long and hard you will find the gem. The Yankee drill was $15.00. The replacement bits for the Stanley on eBay are fetching $100.00. There is anther company making the drill now and a full set of bits will run you about $25.00. Thats not to bad.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#5 posted 961 days ago

Dave – I have a few molding planes acquired from CL…....I think you could put them to good use…..let me know if you’re interested…..

Jeff

Edit – a couple dozen, not a few….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 961 days ago

I am, take a picture and name your price and we will go from there. Ill pm you my email. A kind offer Jeff thanks.
Oh how could I forget I just got a 71. I love it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#7 posted 961 days ago

Maybe I just pack them all up and let you look them over? Might be easier than photos?

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#8 posted 961 days ago

Jeff we will work something out. Dont put yourself out.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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