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Forum topic by tirebob posted 06-30-2012 08:16 PM 798 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2012 08:16 PM

So yesterday my mom’s neighbour asked her what she thought of the local junk store owner because he had some old tools he didn’t want anymore. My mom tells him to hold on because I would be visiting and I would be interested. The old fellow said probably not because they are not the type people use anymore because the are not powered. She needless to say asked him to wait…

So after an 8 hour drive I awoke this morning to the neighbour banging on the door so I went to check out his stuff. Well I came home with a Stanley No7c, 4 1/2c, No45 (just set up as a plow with the rosewood fence but no other blades), a No112 Scraper plane, a No.278 with the fence, “another” brace, a big chunk of birds eye maple and a bunch of other odds and ends. The No. 4 1/2c has a broken cheek so it’s value is shot, but it seems like it will be completely usable. The top of the handle of the No.7c is broken off but that is an easy fix. Otherwise everything is excellent. I knew the old fellow was downsizing so I took it all. He wanted $80.00 but I only had 2 $50.00 bills so I just gave him the extra $20.00 anyways and figured I did all right. I wasn’t looking to grind him down. Some of this stuff was his dads and he seemed happy to see it go to someone who actually wants to use it and not just flip it for a profit…

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 08:20 PM

Nice haul, and I’m sure you made the guy happy in the process.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-01-2012 03:27 AM

Looks like a pretty beefy piece of BEM how big is it?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#3 posted 07-01-2012 03:40 AM

You did more than alright, check out what 112 Scraper planes are going for on Ebay right now. I’ll make your day.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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