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HorizontalMike

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04-15-2013 12:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool meet event old woodturning

This past weekend I was able to attend the first tool meet by a new tool collectors group in Kerrville Texas. Had A great time and got to see several unique tools for sale, see great woodturning bowls, meet some like-minded folks, and create new friendships. This was a small event held at a local BBQ joint and was low key and enjoyable to attend. I thought I would share some of the tools available.

Feel free to add your own images of local events in your neck of the woods… 8-)

Below: This guy has a staggering 115 #2 planes in his collection!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 04-15-2013 02:09 PM

That looks like it would be a whole lot of fun, Mike. I know that you must have really enjoyed that because it looks like it had a great atmosphere about it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 04-15-2013 02:26 PM

Wow … 115 Stanley #2’s. Those things are worth a fortune.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 04-15-2013 02:36 PM

Yeah Gerry, and this guy has over 2,000 planes. He has, I think I heard 16 #1s in his collection as well. I have been to his house and seen many of these. He also showed me an ENTIRE (as in ALL of the Ohio inventory!) Ohio Tool Company plane collection, many international one of a kind planes, etc. This guy says he started collecting in the 1960s. It is enough to make you want to throw your hands up in the air and quit, because it seems like he owns the ‘world” and none of the rest of use could ever compete, or be as successful at it, etc… ;-)

Oh yeah, those #2s are not only Stanley but of nearly every manufacturer over the past ~150yr, including England, Africa, etc.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 04:19 PM

Somebody told me once that if you find a Stanley #1 for the anything less than your house payment you should buy it. Sounds like this guy as a collection that is worth a fortune.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 04-15-2013 05:11 PM

That looks like a lot of fun. I love the old tools. Although, I am not sure that women in the pink was having a good time…LOL. I sometimes wonder even when I buy new tools if I am buying them because I need them, or if I just like to collect them.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 04-15-2013 06:53 PM

Looks like fun, thanks for sharing the photos!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 04-15-2013 07:18 PM

Yeah Gerry, and this guy has over 2,000 planes.

That’s not collecting, it’s amassing. It’s hoarding. It’s making these vintage planes more expensive and rare for the rest of us. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 04-15-2013 07:28 PM

This guy has mastered the art of restoration and that is an undisputed truth that is very humbling, at least to me it is.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 04-15-2013 11:56 PM

how do you store 2000 planes? Build a museum?

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

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 04-16-2013 12:35 AM

Answer: Every room of your house AND the garage, and yes I have been there! I want to be as respectful as I can about this, though this is just overwhelming in scope and size. I can’t ”Dream” this big, just sayin’... His modest home IS a museum. Honest, this is a blue collar guy who collected during his working life. Geez, the guy is almost eighty, so he had plenty of time to do this. Over +50yr according to him.

With my limited $$$, it is very hard to ignore all of the great deals to be had. Just sayin’ ... Just watch @Kirk270 on eBay (the guy liquidating Charlie’s stuff, for what is coming to market). It has been going on for months, and will continue for many months/years more as this collection is liquidated. Just mark it and watch,... amazing…

Sad part is that the last of his Sargents are online as I type this… 8-(

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 04-17-2013 02:20 PM

Mike you lucky man, wish I could have been there with all of you.

-- JENNY

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LoriF

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#12 posted 04-20-2013 06:02 AM

My first post…....
hmm, that didn’t go as planned. I expected the picture (ebay) to post not the link.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-IN-THE-BOX-SWEETHEART-STANLEY-1-PLANE-/300891156662?
pt=LHDefaultDomain0&hash=item460e82b0b6

RARE IN-THE-BOX SWEETHEART STANLEY #1 PLANE!!!! Price:US $3,695.00**

-- There's a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen

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#13 posted 04-20-2013 06:56 AM

LEES PATENT CHAMFER PLANE ONE OF THE FINEST ANTIQUE TOOLS IN THE WORLD Price:US $22,000.00*
Yes, $22,000.00 U.S. Dollars and I thought US $3,695.00
for the Stanley #1 was expensive.

I’d love to hear from some of the “plane aficionados” here on LJ.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEES-PATENT-CHAMFER-PLANE-ONE-FINEST-ANTIQUE-TOOLS-WORLD-/140947285067?_trksid=p2045573.m2102&_trkparms=aid%3D555001%26algo%3DP

-- There's a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen

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