I want to inspire those Lumberjocks who think that owning the newest power tool is the only road to achieving proficiency in their craft. So, while this is not a gloat, it IS possible to get out there and find some incredible hand tools, which you can tune up and cherish. Someday, you’ll also come to the conclusion that the unplugged workshop will make you the artisan that you should aspire to be. Then, you’ll be out scouting for the best old planes you can find, and other alternative tools from a different age. you will discover the joys of working with your hands, rather than simply be a machine operator in your liesure time. Anyhoo, this is what I’ve picked up over the past week or so:
Yeah! The nicest #45 Stanley I’ve ever found, perfect nickling and uber complete, just $130. an Albert & Lindner- Munchen beech plane, near new and nice, $40. Incredibly, a Keen Kutter Transitional, maybe? Approx Stanley #22 size, the cutter is marked, the plane itself is not, but it may have been stamped in front.
A group of #4 planes, A Pope 9”, Buck Bros., Another awesome Rapier #400, and one generic.
A Sargent 3415, Nice Stanley #4 1/2, Brillant #4, and a 100(?) block. Generic 3-jaw 2-speed breast drill, generic bit brace, and mint stanley #72 double spur mortising gauge. Now go out and find some treasures out there!!! Thanks for looking!!
UPDATE: Dan was able to verify that the transitional is indeed a ‘Keen Kutter”!!! Thanks again, Dan!!
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