I attended an estate sale this weekend. Sad going through another woodworkers shop and rumaging through their tools. Can only hope to pay my respects by choosing tools that I will put to good use and treat them well. (and by well I do not mean collecting dust on some shelf as a decoration).
2 Turn of the century Disston Saws and a couple of North Bros Yankee Drill / Drivers are the prizes.
The massive mitersaw is impressive, but I have been after one of the old thumb-hole Rip saws for a long time. The third saw is also a Disston, but is more modern (after 1955). Still a good saw, but a terrible handle design.
A quartet of LARGE wood files
A pair of modern Craftsman pliers
A huge 2” wide Buck Bros Skew Chisel for the Lathe
A Norton Oil stone in a wood case
and a handfull of green sanding pads.
A good collection and all mine for the three $20 bills I had in my pocket. (wish I brought more money)
If you are the type that is interested in all the model numbers and dates of these old tools you can read more of the Galoot Gloat here.
-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com