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Forum topic by DocBailey posted 04-29-2014 09:11 PM 678 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2014 09:11 PM

It was a brutally cold winter in the Northeast (and I’m not sure it’s over), but one of the things that keeps some of us going is the promise of spring and the annual Rust Harvest

Here’s what I got today, all at one stop

Upper right hand corner is a canvas roll of nearly new Russell Jennings bits, to the left is an 1/8” socket chisel.
To the left of that is a Big A** draw bore pin—first one I’ve ever found in the wild.
On the far left is an early 608.
The little cardboard box has a dozen Heller NOS saw files in it.

Oh, yeah, this is what’s in the wooden box:

Notice that two of the three boxes of cutters are for a 55 (though I did not see one there)


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#1 posted 04-29-2014 09:14 PM

Very very nice haul.

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

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#2 posted 04-29-2014 09:15 PM

Now Doc I know you don’t live too far from me, so where did you find the stuff? I’d be happy as a clam to find that draw bore pin. Same with the files. Good haul.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#3 posted 04-29-2014 09:23 PM

Yeah, you did pretty good today.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#4 posted 04-29-2014 09:33 PM

Also meant to ask, the RJ’s, are they 100’s or 101’s?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#5 posted 04-29-2014 09:47 PM

Thanks all for the kind words.

The RJs are 100s (I almost had a 3-tiered box of mint 101s about a year ago, but they got away)

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#6 posted 04-29-2014 10:03 PM

Jealous. Nice score.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#7 posted 04-30-2014 12:29 AM

Last set of 101’s I saw were $250 or so.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#8 posted 04-30-2014 04:02 PM

I’m still looking to see a set of 101’s. Not even seen one on eBay.

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

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#9 posted 04-30-2014 04:12 PM

Here in Florida our winters are a great time to do woodworking. Not so hot. Weather is noice, and winter is far gone.

The rust, however, is very sparse. The northeast has us beaten by miles in that regard. Amazing find.

No gloat is complete until you tell us what you paid. :-) By the way, I am jonesing hard over that #45 and friends.

-- 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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#10 posted 04-30-2014 06:04 PM

Not bad. I admit to walking away from the flea market with backups of the same tools on more than one occasion.

-- Wow. My project doesn't actually suck! Go me!

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#11 posted 04-30-2014 06:10 PM

Great score, Doc!!

-- 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 04-30-2014 10:40 PM

Thanks all
I was trying to avoid the whole price thing, because an elderly neighbor gave it all to me and wouldn’t hear of taking anything in return.

I even snuck a hundred dollar bill under a refrigerator magnet on my way out of the kitchen—the next afternoon it was in my mailbox with a note that said “nice try”

The husband passed away last year but every time I saw them they’d bring up stories of the few kindnesses I showed them during storms and blizzards and all. (I had a 4×4 long before the average person had even heard of such a thing)
The funny thing is, all those favors happened at least 25 years ago.

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#13 posted 04-30-2014 10:43 PM

WayneC

Ask and you shall receive

Here's a bargain priced set for your consideration

btw – I always figured that was Irwin pattern bits were made for

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#14 posted 04-30-2014 11:18 PM

Well done Doc. Those are the types of tools that warrant hanging on to. They are in good hands, and certainly the previous owner would want that. (But I bet he’s in heaven yelling at the wife to take the darned hundred!)

-- 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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#15 posted 05-01-2014 12:17 AM

Wayne, Doc Jon Zimmer has a set now for $275.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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