|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 03-05-2012 08:24 PM||1185 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-05-2012 08:24 PM
I was out and about today. Stopped in at three “thrift stores” in the downtown Sidney, Ohio area. One had a Stanley Handyman plane @ $10. Red painted frog, red paint in the box that says Stanley Handyman. About the size of a #4.
There was also about a dozen handsaws, prices from $2 -$5. One or two good handles, the others? Well if you like rust buckets…
Second store (right beside the first one) had a molding plane. I guess it was, anyway. It was to make Astragals BUT, no iron, and NO wedge. Still, for $2, I suppose i could MAKE them. The second store also had a supply of handsaws. Same price range, same “quality”....
Went to the third store ( on Poplar and main) to check on their tools. This is the store that the Bailey #8c came from. Still had the stanley #26, still @ $35
Still had a few handsaws (downstairs, with a with other tools)
They also had a wooden handplane. @$20. Skewed iron, seems to be a rabbet plane. Didn’t see any other markings. It DID have the iron, though, AND the wedge.
Did I buy anything? When there is just $.30 in my pocket? Might go back later in the week, though….
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