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03-21-2014 04:09 PM

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This is an Estate Sale that somebody advised me about, starting Saturday.

The pics really grabbed my interest, alas I am 1500 miles away.

Maybe you’re in the neighborhood! If not, the last 20+ pics on the website will drive you crazy.

http://www.caringtransitions.net/DesktopModules/PropertyAgent/Print.aspx?ModuleID=2529&TabID=20074&PropertyID=2580&Template=RealEstate

-- 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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#1 posted 03-21-2014 04:41 PM

-- 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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#2 posted 03-21-2014 04:45 PM

I’ve got about a grand just burning a hole in my pocket. Man I wish I were closer!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#3 posted 03-21-2014 04:49 PM

Yeah, Richard… it’s downright killing me, too! There’s 50 photos, of things, each of which I am JONES-ing for!

-- 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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#4 posted 03-21-2014 04:50 PM

Nice find, I don’t think I’ve seen to many hand tool selections that beat the one you found there. Too bad I’m on the other side of the country like you lol. If you could find a fellow LJ that was close by it would be tempting to offer him a $100 to go and pick up 300-400 worth of the best there throw them in a box and ship them over. Of course that would involve knowing some one you could trust with the cash and to be able to find you some gems at the right price. Highly unlikely scenario but it’s fun to dream at times.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#5 posted 03-21-2014 04:52 PM

Dang pk, I just browsed the photos for that listing—dude had some tools! Just in the first plane photo is a round sided bedrock and what looks to be a Chaplin’s Patent.

Probably a good thing I’m not in Arizona or I’d be broke and homeless after the wife kicked me out for spending all our savings on tools.

Edit: I’d also love the Union T&G planes

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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#6 posted 03-21-2014 04:58 PM

athomas: I just contacted a fellow LJ in Tucson… stay tuned.

JayT: Y’know, I lived in Tucson, and it’s a great place to be homeless, you can sleep in your car with the windows open just about anytime, LOL!!! Yes, I spotted that 607 Bedrock too, and the Chaplin, man, this hurts. I’d probably break the springs on my truck if I showed up there with a fat wallet….

Yes, I too am developing a new affinity for the Union planes… something about them built with Prison labor seems to resonate with me, LOL.

-- 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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#7 posted 03-21-2014 05:19 PM

Katman, ya need a 12 step program. :)
You already have more planes than all of us combined. But….......there might 1 or 2 more that you need.
Bill

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#8 posted 03-21-2014 05:24 PM

Bill… I need every plane on that table, and every other tool as well. Me and every other hoarder/curator who is a Lumberjocks member. Planes in Arizona? Crap, no wonder I’m having such a hard time accumulating….
and, ironically….Tucson is where the government stores its planes, LOL at Davis-Monthan AFB heh.

Heyyy… how close are YOU to Pima County?

-- 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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#9 posted 03-21-2014 05:42 PM

Right. But they are not sharp enough to cut…..

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#10 posted 03-21-2014 05:44 PM

I dunno… those planes can do an awful lot of cutting…

Gerry… hey how close are you to Tucson? I sure wish somebody could stroll through and tell us what they see…

-- 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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#11 posted 03-21-2014 05:52 PM

another teaser:

-- 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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#12 posted 03-21-2014 05:52 PM

Might give Gene Howe a call, PK. He lives just down the road from Tucson….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#13 posted 03-21-2014 06:01 PM

Thx, bandit for that lead! I’ve already sent him a PM, not sure where he stands on the vintage tool issue unless it’s a ShopSmith!

-- 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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#14 posted 03-21-2014 06:04 PM

I recall back in the day, there was a place called Cactus Drive-in on 22nd? St that did swap meets on weekends, also a place called Tanque Verde that did a flea mkt even at night under the lights. No doubt these places are both condos or strip malls now, but that’s where the tools used to be and I’ll bet this guy was a frequent customer.

This is why I hate to visit places I’ve been, lived there long enough to get the feel of the place. Even now, my hometown is barely recognizable from when I grew up there. Everything changes.

The only town that has resisted the change of time is my favorite, Brattleboro Vermont. This place, and the people, have changed very little since when I used to hang out there in the ‘70s. It’s still the same place today!

-- 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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#15 posted 03-21-2014 08:35 PM

Oh my!

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