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Forum topic by Julian posted 04-08-2009 02:57 AM 1451 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2009 02:57 AM

I just bought a nice group of tools found on craigslist. I got 4 Eric Anton Berg chisels from the late 1800’s to the mid 1940’s, an old rosewood Stanley#25 bevel guage, and an old rosewood Stanley#77 marking guage all for $20.

When I got home, I went right out to the shop and sharpened up the chisels, and polished them up a little. Wow do they hold an edge nicely! I chopped up some white oak dovetails to see how they would hold up to the abuse. These chisels didn’t even show any signs of wear like my marples chisels did after the same routine. I guess they really knew how to make chisels in Sweden back in the day.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#1 posted 04-08-2009 03:04 AM

I recently got a few Berg chisels too, great chisels.

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#2 posted 04-08-2009 03:11 AM

NIce. Yeah every once in a while Craigslist pays off. Spent an hour or so yesterday perusing through it but didn’t find anything interesting. That’s where I found my Delta 12” RAS for $500 in really good condition last fall. I wasn’t even in the market for one but I had to grab it to replace my old DeWalt inaccurate one. Was considering doing that for a while, couldn’t pass up that opportunity.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#3 posted 04-08-2009 05:01 AM

Nice haul for the price!

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

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#4 posted 04-09-2009 05:05 AM

Beautiful chisels! At ebay the prices get really high, specialy sets…....I remember mi father’s mortise set, with that nice blue trade mark seal and the little shark…....good find!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#5 posted 04-10-2009 07:09 AM

Wow, now I know the meaning of jealousy. Great find, enjoy.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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