|Forum topic by BentheViking||posted 05-21-2012 02:55 AM||1215 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-21-2012 02:55 AM
First I wanted to point out that today its been a year since I joined LJs. Wish I had been more active, but haven’t had the place to do work.
Friday I went to a tag sale at the house of a former editor for FWW. He posted photos on his Craigslist ad about it with a ton of different hand planes, other hand tools and some good books.
I wasn’t able to get it there until late in the day, when I did get there I was able to find a few good things. First box I went through was a bunch of planes. The only two decent ones left were a brand (Record) I had little knowledge of just basing my purchase off the decision that they were probably decent. They both need some cleaning up and tuning but overall are in very good shape. There was also a old Bedrock jack plane, but was missing the tote and knob and at this point it was just too much for me.
60 1/2 block plane
No. 5 jack plane
I haven’t had a chance to date them yet, but I think they are slightly post WW2.
There had also been a few hand saws covered in rust with some slight cracking through the handles. I passed over them at first, but it wasn’t until after another browser’s dog knocked over the box they were on I realized that they were Disston’s. May never really need or use them, but I wasn’t gonna leave them.
They originally wanted $10 for each plane $1 for each saw. I paid $20 for all 4 pieces. Overall a pretty good haul.
-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson