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morning_wood

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04-13-2017 05:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane chisel router carving shaping

Hello all! I am new here but not new to woodworking. However, recently I have become interested in working with hand tools rather than power tools (also due to limited workshop space). Searching on craigslist, pawn shops, and garage sales has become frustrating as it seems woodworkers are a rare breed in South Texas.

If anybody has any hand tools for sale or tips on finding them I would appreciate it. I am looking for planes, saws, spoke shaves, or anything else that might come in handy.


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buckbuster31

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#1 posted 04-13-2017 05:38 PM

I have a veritas dovetail guide I would sale cheap and will through in back saw to go with it (will need a new blade)

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JCamp

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#2 posted 04-13-2017 06:04 PM

Locally I can only find used saws An planes at antique stores. Lowes/Menards/harbor freight sells some new ones. Other than that eBay is probably ur best bet for a large selection. Try Time tested tools website The owner is a member here. I don’t know him personally but on here he seems lik a great guy that could help u out. Also several others here make saws that they sell. No clue on the prices tho

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 04-13-2017 09:21 PM

Firstly, welcome to the dark side! I agree with JCamp … check out local antique malls, ebay, Craigslist. Harbor Freight has had some decent chisels and marking tools … that’s about it. They do have lots of clamps. And yes … take a look at Time Tested Tools. Good luck!

By the way … you can always make your own … just sayin’ ...

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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LDO2802

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#4 posted 04-13-2017 09:24 PM

I utilize a site for estate sales and that is where I find the money. I bought a cole jaw, 12 blanks for turning, files, calipers and four Robert sorby turning tools for 70 bucks.

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morning_wood

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#5 posted 04-14-2017 01:15 AM

Thank you everybody for the advice and help!

I would like to hear more about the dovetail guide and saw, buckbuster31.

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onoitsmatt

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#6 posted 04-14-2017 02:30 AM

What tools are you looking for? I’m in the middle of a tool purge. My “To be cleaned up pile” is beyond what I will get around doing, so am just going to start selling lots on ebay. Happy to put together a flat-rate box of stuff for you at a really good price. Probably looking at about $65 shipped for something like a small tenon saw or gents saw, a No 4 style plane (or a No 5 if it’ll fit in the box), a block plane of some kind and I’ll see if I have a spare spoke shave and a chisel or two if I can get them all to fit. This assumes you are willing to clean them up and put them to work. Let me know if that interests you.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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morning_wood

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#7 posted 04-14-2017 12:45 PM



What tools are you looking for? I m in the middle of a tool purge. My “To be cleaned up pile” is beyond what I will get around doing, so am just going to start selling lots on ebay. Happy to put together a flat-rate box of stuff for you at a really good price. Probably looking at about $65 shipped for something like a small tenon saw or gents saw, a No 4 style plane (or a No 5 if it ll fit in the box), a block plane of some kind and I ll see if I have a spare spoke shave and a chisel or two if I can get them all to fit. This assumes you are willing to clean them up and put them to work. Let me know if that interests you.

- onoitsmatt

onoitsmatt, I don’t mind cleaning them at all. I tried to PM you but I have a restriction until I make at least 5 posts since I just joined.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 04-14-2017 07:53 PM

It you have patience you can get some good deals on Ebay. It use to be easier but you can still find some good tools. If you ever take a trip to England you can find some nice tools in the cities and towns. My sister in law brought some nice tools back with her and said they had a good selection over there.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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