|Forum topic by jacob34||posted 11-11-2012 05:44 PM||767 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-11-2012 05:44 PM
So I have read on here frequently how fellow Lumberjocks on here look for used hand planes and other tools at shops and swaps but as a newer wood worker I had not gone down that road. While looking on craigslist the other day I happened to see an ad telling me of and antique shop in the area that had over 50 hand planes. Now I was excited but as it was a 40 minute drive it was going to haft to happen some other time (kids wife and all time is at a premium). But God smiled on me as my son ended up having a regional tourney for wrestling in the same town!!! needless to say saturday I visited the shop, I was in hand plane heaven. I was shocked to see some over $2000 but in all they were in great shape and I will definitely be going back for at least a few of them.
The crowning jewel at least in my opinion was a site I saw as I was headed to the exit. It was an old tool chest that looked as if it had been pulled out of someone’s grandfathers barn or shop.
I haft to admit I stopped for more than a few minutes and my 4 year old daughter and I looked threw the tools in the chest and thought about who might have had it and what they might have built. All in all a good trip and I will look for more opportunities in the future to find places like the little shop.
-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log