|Forum topic by Tbolt||posted 05-26-2013 08:51 PM||1356 views||0 times favorited||30 replies|
05-26-2013 08:51 PM
I am a confessed vintage hand tool collector who prefers to find my tools through auctions or known dealers, so it strikes as odd that I fell for my wifes ploy that I could find tools if I went with her on her weekly garage sale marathon…I really hate garage saleing. Long story short, we stop at a sale and she runs up the driveway while I listen to the Indy 500 on the radio. She runs back and tells me I should come look, the guy has the tool thingy things I like ( her exact words). So I drag my sorry rear into this fellas garage and the only thing I see in the tool thingy sort of thing is a couple of B&D Workmates in the box on a very very nice Sjoberg workbench that says sold on it. I ask the young man what he wants for the workmates…he tells me a Fiver for both….Sold. I then proceed to ask him what he sold the bench for and I nearly drop dead when he tells me $25 !!!. So in a down hearted way, I ask if he has any more tool type things and he says sure, I have a bunch and I just want to get rid of them, they where my dads and they are in the way. He rips off a sheet from one of the tables and reveals this
Including where a Stanley no 8 with a Bailey patented 1867 chipbreaker and a short Iron
All of this for the price of …...$ 50 !!!
-- Fumbling and Bumbling Woodworking Todd