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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 02-21-2011 09:08 PM 2495 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poopiekat

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02-21-2011 09:08 PM

It’s difficult to pry one’s self out of the house when the temperature out side is -28, with winds gusting to 30 mph…and a vehicle I forgot to plug in the block heater… but my old-tool addiction drives me onward. Here’s what I bought yesterday, when we visited an Antiques Show, an antiques shop, and an animal shelter fundraiser/book sale:

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Left to right:
1.) Union #28 Transitional, antique shop, $13
2.) Stanley #113, antique shop, $58
3.) Stanley #3 Handyman, never used, antique show, $10
4.) Stanley #35, Antique show, $32
5.) Bailey 27 1/2 Transitional, antique show, $15
6.) Stanley 60 1/2, mint in box, antique show, $42
7.) Jim Tolpin’s “Toolbox Book”, booksale, $2

So often, we just come home empty-handed, so this was quite the chance occaision for me to fill out a few missing numbers in my collection.
Do you have a recent score on some great old tools?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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#1 posted 02-21-2011 10:25 PM

That sounds like a great shopping trip poopiekat, and some nice additions to the collection. I shared my lucky day on here a few months ago, but around christmas I ran across and bought a stanley bailey No. 5 for $20 that was in great shape. The same day I was given a Stanley Bailey No. 4 by my father-in-law. The No. 4 was not in as good of shape as the No. 5 but it was free so it was still a great pickup. The No. 4 was my father-in-laws grandfathers so it is probably pushing 100 years old. Now I just have to find time to refurbish both of them. Thanks for sharing your trip poopiekat.

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#2 posted 03-05-2011 02:16 PM

You made a very nice find, I love finding old tools, cleaning them up to use. I found a Sweetheart #4 for $10.00 a couple of months ago at a little place I stopped to eat breakfast with my sons. It cleaned up nicely & now I’m using it on new coffee table that I am making for us.

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#3 posted 03-05-2011 03:43 PM

Glen, I really like finding nice #4s, and a Sweetheart model is a bonus! Most of my entourage of surplus planes are #3 and #4s of every make and model, all waiting on the shelf for their eventual tune-up. That new coffee table will be a conversation piece for years to come! Blakep, a #4 of that age will be an excellent addition to your working tools, and together with your #5 they will enhance your time spent in the workshop. As I’ve said before, ‘Bring ‘em back alive!’

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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