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Forum topic by 69BBNova posted 09-09-2013 10:35 PM 1385 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2013 10:35 PM

I’ve started buying them some better tools if/when they get married (I hope so, because loneliness has been brutal)...

Last Christmas I gave them a bunch of newly manufactured tools. many of which I currently use myself, before I got on the vintage kick…

I built the trunk last year just to get wood out of my way and I’m still not done with it…

So far I have the Marples 7 1/2” bevel gauge, Disston Canada D-8 26” 5.5ppi rip Thumbhole, Stanley No.3 and No.4 planes in good shape, and a decent older Craftsman miter box with a Disston made (not marked) 26” saw, Millers Falls No.1 hand drill…

They do work with wood in a limited fashion and I’m willing to encourage it in every way I can…

Since I have no offspring of my own to teach or pass anything down to the things I do mean so much if I can help the few people I care about.

Edit: I changed from the D-7 to the D-8 and added pic of D-8

Edit: Oct 25th new group photo

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#1 posted 09-10-2013 12:03 AM

Good for you… Paying It Forward at it’s finest! (Insert applauding smiley face here)

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#2 posted 09-14-2013 06:11 PM

Got them a bit more today…

The square came in today and the augers got at a yardsale this morning…

6” Marples Trial One, some Craftsman USA augers 4, 6, 8, 12, 16 and an Irwin adjustable auger…

I’m hoping I will come across a couple of the same augers in a 10, and 14 to complete the set…

I kept the Micro-Dial auger I got today for myself but it bothers me that I’m not giving them that one instead of this one. I know that I will tell her this and she’ll say its alright but I may have to deal with this for years.

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#3 posted 09-14-2013 10:35 PM

Wonderful gift. We got my son hand tools for his graduation present. Hopefully mine will pass on to him in the future and continue to be used. The pain is that he and his family are a long ways away, so we won’t get to work together much, but he has promised to teach the grandkds.

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#4 posted 10-24-2013 04:50 AM

Have a few more things for them…

A pair of 8ppi and 11ppi ‘30s or so D-8s
Craftsman 10” bit brace
Yankee 131a screwdriver

The 11ppi D-8 was sharpened by Wenzloff and Sons.

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#5 posted 10-24-2013 01:04 PM

Wow, nice gifts. The boyfriend should be buying you gifts, haha.

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