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Forum topic by Don W posted 08-08-2014 06:00 PM 1266 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don W

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08-08-2014 06:00 PM

My wife and I have decided to take a few day for our anniversary and head to Pennsylvania to do some site seeing and antiquing. As you know, I’ll be looking for old rusted tools. If anyone has some recommendations of some good locations to see, I’d appreciate the input.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net


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JoeRPhilly

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#1 posted 08-08-2014 06:42 PM

Any area in particular you are planning to visit? I know of a place in the philadelphia suburbs that has many old tools. Here is a list of philly area flea markets:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/top-lists/top-suburban-flea-markets/

Here is a place in the Lancaster area that I haven’t been to myself, but would like to get to one day:
http://lancaster.craigslist.org/atd/4554720477.html

Thanks for bringing this up, now I can start to investigate these flea markets, I hadn’t thought of them

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Vincent Nocito

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#2 posted 08-08-2014 06:53 PM

Black Rose Antique Center 3300 Lehigh St Allentown, PA (610) 797-1562. Found a nice assortment of Sargent planes there. Got a 418 VBM for $20.

Adamstown PA has about 10 antique stores on one road. Rennigers;s (Renninger’s Antique-Collectible Mrk
2500 N Reading Rd Denver, PA 17517 and a second location in Kutztown 740 Noble St, Kutztown, PA 19530
(610) 683-6848) are pretty decent.

Google antiques in Lancaster county PA. This is a heavily Amish area and you can find a lot of wooden molding planes.

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Greg In Maryland

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#3 posted 08-08-2014 07:00 PM

Hey Don,

Route 30 from Ligonier to Lancaster, Pennsylvania has a fair amount of rust hunting spots. It is a very scenic drive over several mountain ranges an takes about 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours without stops. It passes through a lot of farm land, small towns and Gettysburg, if that interests you.

Good luck an leave some for the rest of us.

Greg

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#4 posted 08-08-2014 08:52 PM

Couple of decent fleas if your going to be around Phila.
Golden Nugget in Lambertville NJ near New Hope and Columbus ( Sunday is the best day) also in NJ just outside Phila.

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#5 posted 08-09-2014 11:15 AM

Thanks, I’ll start mapping out a route. I appreciate the help.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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Greg In Maryland

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#6 posted 08-17-2014 07:50 PM

Hey Don,

What’s the final route?

Greg

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Don W

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#7 posted 08-17-2014 08:22 PM

We’re not going until fall. I’ll figure out the final route but Adamstown/Lancaster Cty keeps coming up in out conversations. We met some vendors at the show we were at this weekend that suggested it as well. I’ll keep you posted.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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