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Blog entry by venicewoodworker posted 06-08-2011 11:35 PM 3321 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, so now the tool chest is in my possession. Now on to my question. How much is this thing worth? I cannot find anything on the web about this tool chest. Any help would be appreciated. BTW.The tools look like they were never used. No rust at all.



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 12:33 AM

congrat`s :-) did you paid him the 100$... :-)
I think you got a good deal there
right under the brace´s head its a Stanley Adjustable Bit Gauge No. 49
you can see it here unfortunaly it was sold before I cuold see the price
http://www.oldtools.co.uk/tools/misc/drilling.tools/drilling.tools.780.php
and I ´still havn´t found anything on the cabinet on this side of the ocean

take care
Dennis

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 12:44 AM

No, I traded the Rigid job site saw for it.

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 12:59 AM

thats what loves does to a man …. :-)
but I still think you made it good enoff and we all under value the cabinet it self
but don´t think so much about it …. well I presume you did this of love and not
as a moneymaking idea :-)
it will make the money when the right person comes around but it can take years
in the meantime use it and bring those tools to working with a light restore of removing the rust
and oil them …. add tools to it that has minimum the same age
the tools should be so the hole collection can do the basic jobs a few more saws and planes
as well as a set of cheisels a few more layout tools

well thats just my thoughts
Dennis

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venicewoodworker

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 01:03 AM

My thoughts exactly. It is too cool of a conversation piece to let it go. I work for a Custom Homebuilder, so my thought was clean it up, find the missing tools and display it in our conference room.
BTW Dennis, if you ever get to Florida, look me up.

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 05:05 AM

That is very nice (somehow I missed the photos of it when you posted them in the other thread).

That’s a Stanley Sweetheart No 851
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/stanley-sweetheart-851-tool-cabinet-76832919
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-antique-stanley-tool-chest-plane-cabinet

This thread asks about a 951 but some of the responses are for the 851
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?122943-Help-info-on-a-stanley-951-tool-chest
and photos of another one here
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?113292-New-Guy-with-pics

If you run out of space for it, I am sure I can store it for you ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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