|Forum topic by JustJoe||posted 08-03-2013 06:33 PM||1045 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-03-2013 06:33 PM
I went to an auction today and bought two lots. First was a Union plane, about the size of a Stanley #6 but fatter (18” long, 2.5” cutter) for $22. The other lot I paid $18 and got a cheap cold-chisel set, some nice pin punches, 2 NOS Nicholson files (large), 1 NOS Nicholson rasp (from before they stopped caring and started producing cr@p.) I suspect I had to pay $18 because I was bidding against other people who wanted cheap cold chisels and old Nicholson files and rasps. I didn’t. I wanted these:
If you’re reading on your smart phone and don’t have a magnifying glass, those are 2 gouges by Adddis. Nice tools they are, as well as dull. Duller than a butter knife. So dull your mother would tell you to go ahead and run with them. Which was surprising because they were nestled in amongst these:
Now I know my sharpening stones. I’ve sold a couple of hundred, and still have well over a hundred. Waterstones, Oilstones, Carborundum, Razor Hones, natural/manmade/diamond, slips, rods, triangles, hockey pucked or spear shaped (for sharpening your farm implements) and more. And though I’m really happy to add these to the pile – especially little white one in the bottom left. It’s a Norton Hard Arkansas triangle about 4” long – I got one I have never seen before:
8.25” long, 1.5” wide, tapering along its length from just under to just over 1/2” thick. It’s dark, it’s heavier than other oilstones I’ve held. Its about as smooth as the smooth side of a 2-sided stone, maybe a bit more, but not as much as a soft arkansas. The long sides are rounded like on a slip stone, and the two short ends are ground to a point:
Well if you’ve read this far, I thank you. And I ask – whozit and/or whyzit?
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