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chrisstef

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613 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: russell jennings auger bits 71 router plane

On my never ending rust hunt, this week has taken the cake. The continuation of my decent down the slippery slope has brought me these new gems.

First is a complete set, 13 bits, in the oringinal box, of Russell Jennings type 100 spur auger bits and a Millers Falls brace.

Second is a Type 4 Stanley #71 router plane from another LJ who picked it up at auction. 2 irons included.

-- "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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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 612 days ago

Sweet Gloat.

I hope you got a great price, as they seem to be missing the power cords!!! Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Don W

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#2 posted 612 days ago

There’s no rust there!

Sweet finds though

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

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 612 days ago

Ha … i got a discount on it for sure. Out the door for $125. Very happy with my purchases.

-- "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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LukieB

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#4 posted 612 days ago

Stef, nice scores!! Been eveballin’ 71s lately, been looking for a Sweetheart but I don’t think they were labeled or stamped as such, other than on the original cardboard boxes. Which seem to be going for more than I’m willing to pay, at least at the moment.

The Auger bits are super sexy, amazing condition. Nice Gloat!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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chrisstef

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#5 posted 612 days ago

Not a lick of rust Don, but the bit box kinda smells like a combination of moth balls and a nursing home. I think some of those little anti moisture packages will help.

Thanks Lukie. I took one of the auger bits for a spin this morning on my mallet build and theyre wicked fun to use. Ive gotta thank Brit for the blog that allowed me to know what the hell i was doing with em. Ive got an auger bit file comin in the mail for a fresh sharpening.

-- "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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poopiekat

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#6 posted 612 days ago

Fantastic buy on those augur bits! I really wish they were available in more of the smaller sizes, like between 1/4” and 1/8”, that gap between what a brace does well, and where the eggbeaters do their thing.
Antique show tomorrow, hope to have some new finds to post here. Congrats, chrisstef!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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bhog

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#7 posted 612 days ago

Nice looking gloat there Stef.The box is raw.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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Bill White

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#8 posted 612 days ago

That is my router plane. Please return it at once. :-)
I think ya did VERY WELL!!!!
Bill

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lysdexic

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#9 posted 612 days ago

It is amazing what you can find on Google images these days.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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woodworker59

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#10 posted 612 days ago

Nice catch there Chris, putting stuff away for the little mans retirement fund? You come across any more irons for the #71, keep your local state buddy in mind.. looking for all but the 1/2” which I have..
Love the Jennings… now those are some auger bits… As was stated earlier, aint much rust on those to clean..
but you did get a good price… enjoy, enjoy….Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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chrisstef

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#11 posted 612 days ago

Agreed.

-- "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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waho6o9

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#12 posted 612 days ago

Most excellent Stef, congrats my friend.

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489tad

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#13 posted 612 days ago

Nice finds there. I’ve always wanted to borrow a brace and bits. “Whats your return policy? You return I call the cops!” I know, I’ll go now.

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

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BentheViking

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#14 posted 612 days ago

not bad…my dad just told me tonight he got some antique tools for me that he got awhile ago…not sure what they are but the prospect has me excited

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

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ShaneA

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#15 posted 612 days ago

Great score Stef. The box alone it pretty damned cool.

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