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Michael

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07-14-2018 02:36 PM

I am going to be travelling the next couple of weeks through Ohio and Pennsylvania and hoping to find some good antique hand tools. There’s not much to find in Texas so this is a rare opportunity. Does anybody know of any good dealers or shops that have a nice array? I am especially looking for tenon and other specialty saws.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 07-14-2018 02:54 PM

check out the flea markets and thrift stores in the Amish Country !!!!

-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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#2 posted 07-14-2018 03:03 PM

WHERE in Pa. will you be visiting ? ? :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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lew

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#3 posted 07-14-2018 03:16 PM

20 miles west of Gettysburg on US 30. Caledonia and Fayetteville

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#4 posted 07-14-2018 04:34 PM

It would a little bit of a drive but on route 50 between Hillsboro and Chillicothe Ohio there’s a real small town called Bainbridge. There’s a antique store called “the trading post”. I’ve bought a good bit of tools from there Been a year or two since I’ve been there tho cause I moved a bit south. Also in Peebles Ohio there is a antique shop that always has a lot of saws and planes. I don’t remember the name of it tho.

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

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#5 posted 07-14-2018 04:41 PM

http://www.thetradingpostantiques.com
Above is a link to the trading post. Not sure who owns it now but if it’s the same folks as use to they are very friendly. I have called and talked to them and they’ve texted me pics of some of the tools that they have in stock. I don’t know if they’d give his name but there also use to be a fella a few blocks from their store that sold them most of their antiques and he had a huge 3 car garage full of stuff at times. I bought a few planes off him when I started “collecting”. Lol

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

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#6 posted 07-14-2018 09:16 PM



check out the flea markets and thrift stores in the Amish Country !!!!

- John Smith

Planning on it!

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Michael

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#7 posted 07-14-2018 09:17 PM



WHERE in Pa. will you be visiting ? ? :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Basically driving through on Highway 30, camping in Caledonia, then through Gettysburg and on to Amish Country.

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#8 posted 07-14-2018 09:18 PM



20 miles west of Gettysburg on US 30. Caledonia and Fayetteville

- lew

Cool. Any particular place there?

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#9 posted 07-14-2018 09:19 PM



http://www.thetradingpostantiques.com
Above is a link to the trading post. Not sure who owns it now but if it’s the same folks as use to they are very friendly. I have called and talked to them and they’ve texted me pics of some of the tools that they have in stock. I don’t know if they’d give his name but there also use to be a fella a few blocks from their store that sold them most of their antiques and he had a huge 3 car garage full of stuff at times. I bought a few planes off him when I started “collecting”. Lol

- JCamp

Thanks, hopefully I can make it there.

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lew

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#10 posted 07-14-2018 10:14 PM


20 miles west of Gettysburg on US 30. Caledonia and Fayetteville

- lew

Cool. Any particular place there?

fayetteville antique mall fayetteville, pa and then continue on towards Gettysburg at the top of the mountain there are other places.

- Michael


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 07-14-2018 11:10 PM

we are off route 30 about 24 miles to Adamstown route 222 will get you there we have tons of antique shops here and on sundays shupps grove

https://renningers.net/index.php/main-locations/adamstown/adamstown-home

http://www.shuppsgrove.com/schedules.html

please enjoy :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Michael

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#12 posted 07-15-2018 02:29 AM


20 miles west of Gettysburg on US 30. Caledonia and Fayetteville

- lew

Cool. Any particular place there?

fayetteville antique mall fayetteville, pa and then continue on towards Gettysburg at the top of the mountain there are other places.

- Michael

- lew

Thanks.

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Michael

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#13 posted 07-15-2018 02:32 AM



we are off route 30 about 24 miles to Adamstown route 222 will get you there we have tons of antique shops here and on sundays shupps grove

https://renningers.net/index.php/main-locations/adamstown/adamstown-home

http://www.shuppsgrove.com/schedules.html

please enjoy :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Very cool. Unfortunately it looks like the Adamstown markets only happen on Sunday, which might be bad as we were going to spend that day in Gettysburg. Am I missing out horribly if I miss those?

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therealSteveN

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#14 posted 07-15-2018 03:35 AM

You might have used both in Texas, but auctions and estate sales are often found using the programs below. In all cases I am aware of, you would need to know the zip codes of your travels, but that is easy to get online using just a city name, and asking for zip codes.

Auctionzip used to be a good spot, but seems more and more auctioneers are using direct posts of their own, so no matter where you land Google auctions and the zip code of where you are, or will be. Most of the sites I have seen for auctions have areas for keywords, so woodworking tools, or tenon saw, whatever else, and see if you get hits.

Estate Sales.org is the dog I have seen to hunt the best links for sales in my area, again zip codes, and they have areas for keyword search.

If you get West of Columbus Ohio on 70, about 30 miles West you will hit the East side of Springfield Ohio right on 70. At the cross of Ohio route 40 are a few places that have Fleas for sale, they say the biggest in Ohio? All I know is one of them is wrong. Also a huge auction site, but on any given sale day they may just have Mason Jars….......and Mason Jars….

Heart of Ohio is one of the Flea Hotels

The auction place I mentioned, don't see an upcoming, so maybe nothing happening, but contact info here.

Not sure what dates you will be done in Amish Country, but that is a skip and a hop down to Columbus. If you find yourself in Columbus on a tool search, 2 spots for you. First is all new, second is all old, but both have LOTS of toys, under a nice air conditioned roof, for your viewing enjoyment, and fondling pleasure. Heck if the $$$ is right there are scads of them you could own.

Wood Werks Supply Inc. is the all new tool place, but do they have tools, wood that will make you drool, and pretty nice folks work there. Yes they will take Credit Cards :-)

The second you would want to call to see if dropping by is Ok. He’s a housewright by trade, and M-F are work days, so he may not be able to entertain, but he is such a good guy, he would say no very nicely if he did.

Ron Herman, Woodworking with Ron Someone once said Ron has more hand tools than Stanley ever did, and again, for the right price I’ve never known him to get sentimental with a tool. Ron is as nice a guy as you will meet, and if you can make the stop to see him, you won’t be sorry. His contact info is under “contact” give him a call, he may not get to e-mails promptly.

Have fun, if you get near Dayton Ohio on 70 let me know via PM. I’ll buy ya lunch. Hope your travels are safe.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Michael

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#15 posted 07-15-2018 05:06 AM



You might have used both in Texas, but auctions and estate sales are often found using the programs below. In all cases I am aware of, you would need to know the zip codes of your travels, but that is easy to get online using just a city name, and asking for zip codes.

Auctionzip used to be a good spot, but seems more and more auctioneers are using direct posts of their own, so no matter where you land Google auctions and the zip code of where you are, or will be. Most of the sites I have seen for auctions have areas for keywords, so woodworking tools, or tenon saw, whatever else, and see if you get hits.

Estate Sales.org is the dog I have seen to hunt the best links for sales in my area, again zip codes, and they have areas for keyword search.

If you get West of Columbus Ohio on 70, about 30 miles West you will hit the East side of Springfield Ohio right on 70. At the cross of Ohio route 40 are a few places that have Fleas for sale, they say the biggest in Ohio? All I know is one of them is wrong. Also a huge auction site, but on any given sale day they may just have Mason Jars….......and Mason Jars….

Heart of Ohio is one of the Flea Hotels

The auction place I mentioned, don t see an upcoming, so maybe nothing happening, but contact info here.

Not sure what dates you will be done in Amish Country, but that is a skip and a hop down to Columbus. If you find yourself in Columbus on a tool search, 2 spots for you. First is all new, second is all old, but both have LOTS of toys, under a nice air conditioned roof, for your viewing enjoyment, and fondling pleasure. Heck if the $$$ is right there are scads of them you could own.

Wood Werks Supply Inc. is the all new tool place, but do they have tools, wood that will make you drool, and pretty nice folks work there. Yes they will take Credit Cards :-)

The second you would want to call to see if dropping by is Ok. He s a housewright by trade, and M-F are work days, so he may not be able to entertain, but he is such a good guy, he would say no very nicely if he did.

Ron Herman, Woodworking with Ron Someone once said Ron has more hand tools than Stanley ever did, and again, for the right price I ve never known him to get sentimental with a tool. Ron is as nice a guy as you will meet, and if you can make the stop to see him, you won t be sorry. His contact info is under “contact” give him a call, he may not get to e-mails promptly.

Have fun, if you get near Dayton Ohio on 70 let me know via PM. I ll buy ya lunch. Hope your travels are safe.

- therealSteveN

Wow, thanks for all the info! I am actually staying with an old friend for a day near Dayton, but will keep your offer in mind. Springfield looks like it’s right on my route. I don’t suppose you have any experience with Waynesville? Heard there were a lot of antiques there, how many tools I don’t know.

Once a long time ago I had a friend near Lima and found some good tools at the Jeffery Antiques Mall up there. They said they were the largest in the country, but I guess that’s a pretty widespread boast in western Ohio!

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