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Forum topic by jusfine posted 06-14-2013 11:59 PM 1842 views 0 times favorited 31 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jusfine

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06-14-2013 11:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: free chisels shipping humour

After recently purchasing a new set of chisels, I looked to make room for them while I construct a dedicated drawer in my workbench. I came across a brand new full set of 4 Marples / Record chisels (made in England) that I had purchased over 10-15 years ago. I have never opened the package. I must have gotten 2 sets as I am using the same chisels now.

I searched eBay and cannot find a set to reference the value, but if you figure $5.00 each you will be ahead…
Seems to me I paid $20-$25 for them when $20 was worth something.

I will wrap these up and mail them to you at no cost except for the postage if someone is interested – I am thinking about $15.00.

Below is a photo of one that I have been using for miscellaneous work, they are well made and keep an edge very well. I also like the tapered – beveled edge, nice to get in tight places.

Here’s the catch; you need to post your best story of why I should give them to you.

If only one person has posted by tomorrow (Saturday) noon, I will give them to you. No strings attached.

Brit, if you are reading this, I just paid to have a shipment sent from Europe, it would be much much more than $15.00 for you…

So, if green is your color, list or compose your best “reasons of why YOU should get them” and lets see who wins.

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


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Dallas

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#1 posted 06-15-2013 12:29 AM

OK, here goes:
Awhile back I met this guy that had the most terrible problem with gas.
Everytime he moved…... HONNNNNNDDDDDDAAAAAA came out of his posterior regions.

He went to different doctors, gastronenterologists, faith healers, medicine men etc, and nothing seemed to help!

He was at his wits end and was so distraught he was contemplating suicide.

I told him that he needed to go see a local dentist by the name of Kim Yung, a elderly Korean fellow with many years of experience.

Well, he went and when he came back, low and behold, no more farts. He was ecstatic.

I asked what the dentist did and he told me he just pulled one molar and the problem was instantly gone.

He asked me if I knew what had happened and I said sure, it’s obvious, every other doctor should have seen it…....

After all, everyone knows that Abscess makes the FARTS go HONNNNDDDDAAAAAA.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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jusfine

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#2 posted 06-15-2013 01:24 AM

Thanks Dallas, don’t know if that was really what I had in mind for the best story or reason why you deserve the chisels…

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

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Buckethead

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#3 posted 06-15-2013 01:28 AM

I would feel guilty accepting these on such terms. I can afford a nice set, but I want to restrain myself and not buy thousands of dollars worth of toys and lose interest. Having been a carpenter for decades, it still strikes me as odd that I am taking an interest in woodworking as a hobby. But I must say, I find myself prepping for it fairly diligently.

So if another, more financially strained LJ doesnt step up to the plate, we might be able to strike a fair bargain. I would honestly like to see a struggling LJ get this sweet deal.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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jusfine

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#4 posted 06-15-2013 01:32 AM

Buckethead, I am also a reformed framing carpenter. I have already spent thousands of dollars and I am more interested than ever… don’t lose hope!! :)

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

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RussellAP

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#5 posted 06-15-2013 02:02 AM

I have some from my dad that are about 60 years old, and I bought a set of stanleys, but I’ve never had a great set like those.
I’ve never had that much use for them, and the one’s I have do a good job.
If you were just selling them, I’d definitely buy them from you though.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 06-15-2013 02:21 AM

Randy, Would these be a significant upgrade from my Orange Plastic handled set from Harbor Freight? I think the steel is from pressed beer cans! I can get em really sharp but the edge rolls over every time I use em.

I am not looking for a free set of chisels just wanted to share.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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poopiekat

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#7 posted 06-15-2013 02:29 AM

jusfine:

Just to help you narrow down the field a bit, I hereby respectfully decline your generous offer.

-- 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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Gary

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#8 posted 06-15-2013 02:41 AM

I vote you give them to the oldest father here for father’s day

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 06-15-2013 02:48 AM

Not really a story….

Here are my Crapsman & Woodriver chisel sets:

A short story of why I deserve the transfer of ownership of said chisels…..

My name is Randy and it would almost be like keeping them in the family!!!

If that short story doesn’t move you enough to send them my way….
Please offer them to an LJ that is chisel-less!!!

-- 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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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 06-15-2013 03:10 AM

Holey SCHMOKES, poopiekat, you have more chisels than I have wrenches! And I worked as a mechanic before I went to work as an engineer. Of course, those wrenches don’t shave wood very well.

And while that is a very nice set of chisels, Randy sir, I believe they should go to someone other than me, as I already have a really nice set of Brand X chisels to pry open paint and varnish cans with…sob, sob.

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woodcox

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#11 posted 06-15-2013 03:29 AM

+ 1 to a chisel-less Lj. Mayb sweeten the pot and throw in an assorted pack of wet/dry 400-2500 paper to get them up to cut snuff. An easy start to sharp if they don’t have stones or a system yet. I would gladly pitch in the paper to jusfine’s choice of an ineed Lj. PM me a destination.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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TexAus

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#12 posted 06-15-2013 03:36 AM

Consider donating them to a woodworking school and help in educating a new generation of woodworkers

http://wortheffort.com/support/crowdfunding.html

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Dallas

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#13 posted 06-15-2013 11:29 AM

Lol, Randy, I don’t really want the chisels but I saw the thread with no replies on the board for quite awhile and figured I’d help someone else. (I figured if mine was bad enough, someone more needy but with fewer writing capabilities had to have a better chance).

Lot’s of people on this site are or could be real craftsman but have few writing skills so seldom post at all.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Brit

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#14 posted 06-15-2013 11:53 AM

LOL – Don’t worry Randy, green isn’t my colour. Nice gesture you’re making my friend.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Charlie

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#15 posted 06-15-2013 11:57 AM

Not a lot of stories. I’d like them. Most of these guys have better than what I have and have more of them. I have my CARVING chisels, but my bench chisels are…. well folks would just laugh. After my accident in 2001 I had to relearn a lot of stuff. We were packing to move when it happened. Some stuff didn’t get unpacked for YEARS as I recovered and needed several surgeries to be able to just walk again. So some boxes stayed closed for a long time. I’ve unpacked everything, but some things just seem to have disappeared. My bench chisels are among the missing. They weren’t great. But they were better than what DID turn up. And I have no idea why I’d pack some separate from others unless I intended to toss the ones that actually turned up. :) Actually…. the ones that turned up consists of 2 chisels. That’s all I got. :) 2

So if nobody else has a story (true) involving being dead, getting a helicopter ride, and then taking years (literally) to get back to living normally…. then I’m submitting mine. :)

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