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Forum topic by Alonso posted 02-22-2010 06:43 AM 1014 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-22-2010 06:43 AM

Hey folks,

I just want to share what happened today at the Long Beach Antiques flea market on L.A.

We woke up early to try to get the best deals on what I was looking for…. Bench Planes

It was about 5:30 on the morning and we were waiting for the doors to open. I about 3 hrs we walked thru all the market about 5 ~ 6 times and I brought back home just some little gems..

Stanley No 45 complete (some rust) with 28 cutters for $35
Stanley Bailey No 7 complete need some TLC for $10
Stanley Bailey No 6 complete need some TLC for $25
Two Bailey’s No 5 complete for $7 and $10 each
Keen Cutter No 5 complete for $35 (in great shape, no rust, no pitting)
Stanley No 65 knuckle block plane complete for $15
and the last but not least ..
2 Disston hand saws with some rust but they are complete and no missing anything $5 each

So for less than $150 I got 9 great hand tools, I really think I can’t beat that again, I was planning on driving over 200 miles today to try my luck and see if I could get a No 2, but I’m glad that I didn’t, there will be plenty of chances later to get my hands on a No 2.

I just feel like I need it to share with someone, the day is almost over and I still can believe I got a No 7 for $10…......


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#1 posted 02-22-2010 06:45 AM

Super find ,congrats Alonso

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#2 posted 02-22-2010 06:45 AM

Wow. Great day. Looking forward to the photo’s. I think you will also really like the #65.

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