Hi, my name is Jim and I am a hand tool addict

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Blog entry by venicewoodworker posted 06-09-2011 04:00 AM 3091 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, just to fill you all in. This week, I have added to my hand tool collection. I picked up a Stanley 45 on e bay, a Bailey 5 1/2 (with the correct patent dates to add to my collection) and a frame saw with 4 other saws. I need to stop buying tools and start looking for land to build a shop on or buy a small shop to move into. My wife has been patient with me. She gave me a June 1st deadline to get the workshop switched back to a garage so she can put the car back in it. For those that do not live in Florida, June 1st is the start of Hurricane season. This weekend I HAVE to get to that.

Please help me. This is addicting.

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 05:02 AM

There is no cure that I am aware of. I passed on a 45 on ebay yesterday that I should have bought. Early model, good condition, all attachments, and 19 cutters for $45 buy it now… I’m fighting buying more tools but it is tough. I want more Saws, a 140, etc…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 05:04 AM

I have a bunch of saws already. I don’t have the full details of the lot that I bought. Send me info on what you are looking for.

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 05:19 AM

Hehe … slippery slope. Bitten by the hand tool bug. Pretty soon you’ll be selling off all your power tools. It’ll be good for you, those power tools take up too much space. Tell your wife you are rapidly going galoot and she will have her garage back in no time. She just has to put up with you buying some more stuff so you can get rid of your modern tools. ;)

Oh, and there is a cure… but it involves giving each item away before you even open the box. That way you don’t get the adrenaline rush of receiving it. I’ll be happy to help, in an way I can. ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 05:23 AM

I’m looking for some saws to play around with sharpening and restoring. I will then move to some higher quailty old saws. Dovetail, crosscut and rip… Probably Disston.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 05:29 AM

Eh Eh. I do that too. Just got another disston saw on ebay. a D23 crosscut, 11 tpi. Ebay is also where I got my stanley 45 which came with the full set of round-over cutters. I got the straight cutter set later on on ebay too. I am pretty happy with that 45. Once I got used to tune it properly, It made perfect rabbets with nice 90 degrees sides. Took me a while to get the technique and make nice grooves and rabbets consistently.

-- Yves

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#6 posted 06-09-2011 05:45 AM

I have a couple of odd 45s but none as nice as the one I passed on. Still kicking myself. LOL. I did get a Stanley 62 on Saturday, so I cannot complain.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 06-09-2011 06:54 AM

Hand tool addict?
Your kind is not welcome here!!!!

Oh, and tell your wife it could be worse. My tool collection has filled up my garage and is starting to proliferate into the house. LOL.

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

Under each bed there is approximately 6 cubic feet of storage space. (creative packaging to prevent oxidation or damage to toes may be necessary).

Might buy you a little time or rented space.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#9 posted 06-09-2011 02:49 PM

Right there with you on the hand tools. I live just above Myrtle Beach, and everyone here knows what June 1st is, Huricane season and also the day the Weather Channel starts “Tropical Updates” at :50 past the hour!!!!hehehehehe Nice score on the tools also. Take care.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#10 posted 06-09-2011 02:58 PM

I know how you feel, VW, I’m a tool addict too. Best of luck to you and I hope that the hurricane season does not turn out to be bad for Florida this year.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 06-10-2011 10:45 PM

Hello my name is Dave and I am not a collector I am a user.

I love it. Buy more, build a bigger shop and have fun. Great stuff.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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