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Richard

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780 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: hand tools brace plane

So I saw this on CL – http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/fuo/3125973303.html

Not sure if I should be angry at the tool abuse or consider buying it for the purpose of dismantling it and “rescuing” the tools from misguided nimrods.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain


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barecycles

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#1 posted 780 days ago

I know. I was in an antique shop last week and saw a similar display (minus the planes).

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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Bill White

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#2 posted 780 days ago

Ain’t no accounting for lack of taste.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Knothead62

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#3 posted 780 days ago

That is cruel and unusual punishment for the tools. I would buy it for the tools. Give them a good home with lots of TLC.

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Richard

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#4 posted 779 days ago

What is worrisome to me is that this kind of “shabby tool chic” might catch on and before long we’ll be competing with the home decor crowd for old tools.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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Brett

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#5 posted 779 days ago

That reminds me of a hand-crafted box that I saw being sold online that used a Stanley 386 jointer plane fence as a hinge for the lid.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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Mosquito

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#6 posted 779 days ago

Ha, I’ve seen that exact one a few times on CL … I’ve been tempted as well, wonder what the condition of them are…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Richard

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#7 posted 779 days ago

I don’t want to encourage them to do it again. I think if I were to buy it, I would tell them point blank that I was going to dismantle it and maybe even do it in front of them, while admonishing them to quit ruining perfectly good tools.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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AKSteve

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#8 posted 779 days ago

Okay that was just mean! how can people be so cruel ! :(

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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bondogaposis

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#9 posted 779 days ago

Hah, gotta love the baby blue brace. I wonder if that is a bedrock #4 If so, well worth the price. I wonder how they attached the planes to the board, let’s hope that they didn’t drill holes through the casting.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Don W

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#10 posted 773 days ago

who would think that looks good? Its just un-natural.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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woodworker59

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#11 posted 770 days ago

there otta be a law, there is for everything else… just a damn shame to treat tools like that.. somebody needs a good slap up side the head..the slapping line starts to the left.. all aboard…Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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