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Forum topic by MikeUT posted 12-15-2014 09:42 PM 2474 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MikeUT

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12-15-2014 09:42 PM

I responded to an ad on Craig’s list about wood for sale this weekend and I came home with this. It is a great old tool chest filled with goodies. I haven’t had time to go through everything but inside I found a Type 3 (I think) Stanley Bedrock 608, Stanley No. 10, No. 5, No. 71 Router Plane, No. 151 Spoke shave, and a defiance smoothing plane. Everything has the Stanley logo from 1909-1912. It also had a couple of saws, about a dozen chisels, and a scraper made by C. Atkins & Co. I paid $100 for everything and spent the weekend cleaning them up. I’m excited to have my first Bedrock and router plane.

I bought my first Stanley No. 4 and posted about it 4 months ago. I’m at 20+ now and the addiction is only getting worse! At what point do I seek professional help?


The Bedrock as I found it. Everything in the chest was a little on the rough side, not too bad though.

This is the bedrock after a little TLC. I had to fix a break in the tote and clean up a lot of rust.


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racerglen

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 09:48 PM

At the worst Mike you get a resounding “YOU SUCK”..wowswers nice haul guy.
A roundy top type 1 608 AND a #10 alone make it more than worth while..so….what wood did you get ;-)
(Don’t know about anyone else but that’s always been “the tool chest of my dreams” type of find.)

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 10:14 PM

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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MikeUT

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 10:42 PM

Thanks Racerglen! I didn’t actually get any wood. What he had wasn’t impressive and I only had $100 on me, it wasn’t worth a trip to the bank. I’m not sure if the guy was just telling me a story but he said that he bought the chest from an older guy ten or so years ago that had inherited it from his grandfather. The grandfather was supposedly a carpenter that worked on ships for a while in Boston harbor and the top of the chest is from a sail that was being replaced. The story didn’t sell me but it will be fun to tell the two or three people that I know who are dumb enough to ask me a question about my tools.

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 10:44 PM

At what point do I seek professional help?

It’s too late.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 10:58 PM

Super find Mike, Congrats!!!

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 11:18 PM

nice score,

I love that old mallet on the chest too!

-- Putty

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#7 posted 12-15-2014 11:55 PM

Super Score Mike! I would love to find an old tool chest like that! I look forward to seeing what all was contained in the box.

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

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#8 posted 12-16-2014 04:12 AM

Yeah jdubb has that one covered. That’s some good stuff in there. Is that a little squirrel tail plane too? Need more pictures to properly document that score.

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#9 posted 12-16-2014 04:23 AM

You suck! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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MikeUT

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#10 posted 12-16-2014 06:02 AM

Here are a few more photos. Sorry, no Squirrel tail, I think what you are seeing is the No. 151 spoke shave. There are a lot of cool things, hopefully I don’t overload the thread too much.

There were two saws: one is a Sandvik and at first I thought that the other was just a no name brand but then I saw this. Can you see it?? 10 bonus points to the one who sees it!


Two brace and bits, both are Stanleys. One has a 1902 patent date, the other has plastic handles so its not too old.


Here are the chisels. A few of them are Reliance, a few are Buck Bros, and two show ‘Baker Handmade’


This is a pretty unique scraper marked C Atkins. My wife mentioned that it looks like I found Andre the Giant’s face razor. This one has made me the most curious. Does anyone have one or know anything about them? Any knowledge would be greatly appreciated.


A couple of mallets, both look like they are handmade.


The last one I’ll post is this bad little guy. It’s a Mellor No 1 box opener. It looks like it means business.

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Sactomike

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#11 posted 12-16-2014 04:28 PM


I’m not sure if the guy was just telling me a story but he said that he bought the chest from an older guy ten or so years ago that had inherited it from his grandfather. The grandfather was supposedly a carpenter that worked on ships for a while in Boston harbor and the top of the chest is from a sail that was being replaced.
- MikeUT

The sail cloth top is consistent with shipwrights’ tool chests. Either painted or tarred, The story might be true.

But you still suck. $100 barely covers the value of the chest, so all the tools were free.

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adias9684

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#12 posted 12-16-2014 04:32 PM

Awesome find Mike! I like the Mellor No 1 box opener. Very unique!

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BinghamtonEd

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#13 posted 12-16-2014 04:40 PM

When the seller accepted the $100 offer, we’re you able to hide the fact that you s**t your pants, or did he notice?

It’s official, you suck.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#14 posted 12-16-2014 04:43 PM

Man, what a deal!
Keep finding deals like this and I’d not bother seeking help.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#15 posted 12-16-2014 05:00 PM

Oh yeah, you suck big time! $100 is a bargain for a 608, so everything else was free.

Professional help? Doesn’t look like you need any, you’re doing a great job of finding good deals on vintage hand tools on your own, why would you need someone else. :-)

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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