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Blog entry by venicewoodworker posted 05-25-2011 12:12 AM 13466 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so I got a call from the guy who sold me the Unisaw today. In his shop, he had on the wall an antique Stanley Oak Tool Chest. The tools looked like they were never used. Had what looked like a number 4 plane, hand saw, bit brace with bits. That is all I recall. Now he wants to sell it to me. I can’t find anything on the web about it. Does anyone know where I can find info on this item?



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Dave

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#1 posted 05-25-2011 12:51 AM

May-bee try to date it buy the plane. Once you have the estimated date find the kit in an old tool catalog. You should have a part # and or a kit name. Then find out what they sell for at a tool auction or ebay. You can google Stanley blood and gore for a date on the plane.
Dating stanley planes
I am drawing a blank here. Can you get a couple of pictures? I will research more.
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#2 posted 05-25-2011 01:03 AM

The tool chest might be made by “Gerstner” . These are very good chests.

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#3 posted 05-25-2011 04:54 AM

There are a lot of possibilities. Stanley is not usually noted for its old tool chests, but they did make them. Since you are describing it hanging on the wall, I wonder if it is like this one
http://myvintagetools.com/vintage-stanley-850-rolltop-wood-tool-box-chest-rare/
There were also Sweetheart boxes too.
http://myvintagetools.com/vintage-stanley-wooden-tool-box-sw-vgc/

Unfortunately the Stanley boxes that seem to more widely found are the Handyman series which was more like a HomeDepot line of tools for homeowners.

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venicewoodworker

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#4 posted 05-26-2011 11:47 PM

Some pics of the tool box. They do have Sweet Heart logos on the tools. No date on plane, but it is a 5 1/4 Bailey with Stanley on the Iron cap.

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#5 posted 05-27-2011 02:13 AM

The Catalog is worth $30.00.
Stanley Tools Catalog 1948 Edition No.34 . I need a little more on the plane. This is a very nice find. Dont pass this one up.

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venicewoodworker

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#6 posted 05-27-2011 02:30 AM

The guy wants 100 or a trade for my Rigid jobsite saw. I wanted 300 for the saw, but I have 2 better ones now. The tools look like they were never used. Still has the original sticker from the hardware store in Worcester, MA in a drawer.

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#7 posted 05-27-2011 02:32 AM

$100 looks more than fair.

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#8 posted 05-27-2011 03:18 AM

I agree with Wayne. What I think is you have a kit that has been partially added to with other Stanley tools. I am going to try to find some help.

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#9 posted 05-27-2011 04:41 AM

Doh, double posted.

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#10 posted 05-27-2011 04:51 AM

Give him the $100….. Try to talk him to $85, but give him the $100. I can’t put an exact date on that toolbox or the tools, but take into consideration what each of those tools would cost you new. Add to that the fact that the cheap tools would run well over $300 and would be crap (did I say Sears). Buy it and if you don’t want it, figure out what shipping to my locale is and I’ll give you the $100 plus s&h. Or figure out something I might have that you want and I’ll trade with you. I could definitely put that set to use.

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venicewoodworker

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#11 posted 05-27-2011 05:05 AM

He doesn’t want the money he wants my table saw. I know I can get more for it and that would make my wife happy to actually ADD to the tool account rather than just horse trade for tools.
Still working on it

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#12 posted 05-29-2011 01:13 AM

trus me you don’t need any info just get it!

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#13 posted 05-31-2011 03:13 AM

Picking this up tomorrow. I will keep you posted.

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#14 posted 05-31-2011 03:36 AM

All right. I really do believe you have something.

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#15 posted 05-31-2011 04:15 AM

Are we debating this? Pull the trigger; I’m your resale if you need one.

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