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Forum topic by chrisstef posted 10-01-2012 11:40 PM 1040 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chrisstef

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10-01-2012 11:40 PM

Well ive been stalking a craigslist post for over a month now for supposedly new Stanley 750 chisels. 8 piece with the pouch. Started at $175, then to $150, and as of Friday it went to $120. I was the first to call and today i picked them up. I didnt ask what truck they fell off of nor do i care. Here’s the money, thanks for the chisels. I cradled and caressed them the entire way home.

Now i havent touched them to a stone, worksharp or the strop but im dying to do so. A proper home is also in order.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty


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489tad

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#1 posted 10-02-2012 12:13 AM

Those are perdy. Well if I did my math right thats a great bargin! Congrats!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 10-02-2012 12:15 AM

A bargain is correct my friend. Thanks Dan!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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bhog

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#3 posted 10-02-2012 12:17 AM

You friggin suck,thief,prick mite,etc. Nice score man.Have they even been used?

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#4 posted 10-02-2012 12:21 AM

$188 is the best price I could find, free shipping and leather tool roll included.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#5 posted 10-02-2012 12:24 AM

Sweet score on the chisels. Looks like the stalking paid off. I love me some chisels, so I am a little envious, I admit it! Congrats.

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 10-02-2012 12:28 AM

Nope they dont appear to have ever been used. I totally suck and i know it.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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BentheViking

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#7 posted 10-02-2012 02:02 AM

teach the little guy the scary sharp method yet?

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

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chrisstef

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#8 posted 10-02-2012 02:05 AM

Lol Ben. Hes currently workin of the scary shart method and is doin really well with it so hopes are high.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#9 posted 10-02-2012 04:23 AM

Neat gloat.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 10-02-2012 04:37 AM

nice score on the chisels.that will never happen again. or will it? any wish for hand planes?

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chrisstef

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#11 posted 10-02-2012 11:24 AM

Thanks CJ

Doordude – plenty of whishes for planes but i think i might have used up all my luck on these chisels. Id love to bump into a #112 and a #71. Mostly the router plane though. Patience grasshopper.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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