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207 days ago

Hello. I’m hairy. I’m out of control. I was at a yard sale yesterday. This is all I could see.

That was all it took. It was buried under lots of stuff. It was dirty and neglected but not abused. I asked if it was for sale. They didn’t know. They took my name and number and called back today and told me what they wanted. I dropped everything and got there ASAP. They were digging it out, I was hooked. We got the top off and crammed most of it into my CRV. There was only a couple feet sticking out the back so I tied down the tailgate and crawled home. Years of sawdust now cover my leather seats.

I had to take it apart more to get it down the steps. It cleaned up pretty good. Not a name on it. Only this mark on the shoulder vise screw hardware. The end vise hardware is marked GBE.

I need help. It’s a sickness. GOTTA HAVE IT itis. It’s well over 6 feet long. I don’t have room for it, but there it is. I had to buy it, or God forbid, someone else will. Poopiekat, you must understand.

I feel better already. Thanks for letting me get this off my chest.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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Don W

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#1 posted 207 days ago

I wish I could help, but I don’t have room either. But how much you want for it? :-)

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#2 posted 207 days ago

Manna from heaven. I gather they didn’t have a clue what it was worth. I’d ditch the dining room table to get it in the house but I don’t think Poopiekat would understand that.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#3 posted 207 days ago

You are not sick. You are more alive today because you made the right choice yesterday. You are a good person. You will find room for your new workbench. Because it must be done. Deep down you know this to be true.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#4 posted 207 days ago

If something old and interesting comes up for sale, you must buy it. MUST BUY IT! Heck, today, the new washer and dryer was delivered. I had to move an enormous metal cabinet that was in the mover’s way. In this cabinet was a Wilton pattern-maker’s vise, an Awesome Marples vise, and another vise whose name I’m not sure. These are all 10” vises, that haven’t seen the light of day in more than a decade. I forgot I had ‘em. I truly enjoy owning things that have all kinds of history behind them. They’ll get passed on to a deserving and/or appreciative soul…someday. It’s kinda like buying a Model A Ford…each one has a history, where it’s been, who all the past owners were…It comes into your life…becomes part of you as you become part of it. And then, eventually, it gets liberated, to its next anxious owner. I like that. Go for it, hairy!!
ps…. Like Nature, hairy abhors a vacuum!

-- 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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#5 posted 207 days ago

I knew you would see it my way.

I buy tools with the intent to use them, but that does not apply to old pistols. They are just cool and that’s all it takes.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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#6 posted 207 days ago

Yess… and understood about the antique shooters.

Remember… We are not hoarders, we are curators of our own private museums.

-- 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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Arlin Eastman

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#7 posted 207 days ago


You lucky dog you. I would love to have that bench…..or any other bench for that matter.


I am getting ready to make a hinged bench that is attached to the wall of my garage. If you have a spare vise I would love to buy one from you to use.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#8 posted 207 days ago

Nice find !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#9 posted 207 days ago

That’s a mighty fine workbench and it’s in great condition too. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it for years to come, but first it’s time to GLOAT!!!

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

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#10 posted 207 days ago

I sometimes go without food to get things like that! It is a sickness, but it’s a good sickness!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#11 posted 206 days ago

You are one lucky dog. I would love to have that bench along with all the good karma earned from many years of making saw dust by the previous owner. Enjoy.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#12 posted 206 days ago

It looks like a lovely bench. Make it fit.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 206 days ago

Oh wow! I’ll bet you got it for a good price. Nice find. Knock a wall out if you need to fit it in.. LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 206 days ago

It’s a beauty, congrats!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#15 posted 205 days ago

Hairy, if you don’t have room for it and it’s in your way you can always send it to me. ;-| Seriously though, that is a great find and I am happy for you.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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