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Forum topic by Richard posted 07-09-2012 at 09:27 PM 1183 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Richard

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07-09-2012 at 09:27 PM

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 07-10-2012 at 03:56 AM

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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#2 posted 07-10-2012 at 07:44 AM

Ain’t no accounting for lack of taste.
Bill

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Knothead62

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 at 11:13 AM

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 07-10-2012 at 12:36 PM

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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#5 posted 07-10-2012 at 01:40 PM

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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#6 posted 07-10-2012 at 01:55 PM

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 07-10-2012 at 02:04 PM

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 07-10-2012 at 02:42 PM

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 07-10-2012 at 02:57 PM

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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#10 posted 07-17-2012 at 05:34 AM

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

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

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#11 posted 07-19-2012 at 09:49 PM

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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