|Forum topic by Tim||posted 507 days ago||1349 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
507 days ago
My guess is anyone that goes to auctions or flea markets finds lots of these in useable condition for reasonable prices, but on Ebay they seem to go for high prices in not very good condition.
Does anyone have a useable mortise gauge they could part with at a fair price? Not having one is really holding me up getting my workbench and projects built. The other tools that would finish off my short list are a dovetail saw and a coping saw, but I think I can find decent deals on those.
I’m a new woodworker, but I didn’t want to post in Don's block plane thread because I have a block plane and other people there are more deserving. Besides an odd project here and there with borrowed tools, I started woodworking just after this last Christmas, when I bought myself a Stanley #5, and then got a good deal on a carpenter’s chest full of many of the rest of the hand tools I need. I’ve enjoyed whatever chances I’d had to do woodworking all my life starting in cub scouts and such, but always lived in an apartment until a few years ago. Now that my kids are toddlers I have just a little bit of time to make some shavings and create something. Just not enough time to hit the flea markets, auctions, and garage sales.
I’m also guessing that lots of new wood workers are in the same boat I am needing a decent useable mortise gauge.