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Blog entry by venicewoodworker posted 06-15-2011 10:28 PM 2966 reads 0 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well thank you CL. I just picked up a set of 5 hand planes from a guy who is moving to Oregon along with other assorted tools for a mere $25. Consists of 2 block planes, one of which is an extremely low angle that I am trying to find out the manufacturer and 3 bench planes. The block plane is much narrower than the other ones in my collection. The blade says Stanley 60 1/2. We will see. One #3 Bailey to add to my collection of Baileys. Only need a 1, 2, 7 and 8 to complete. A 5 1/4 Bailey and a #4 Millers Falls. My first MF plane. All of them are in awesome shape. I figure I will tune up one of the block planes and one of my #4 and give them to my 11 year old nephew. BTW I am starting a support group. SWFGCA. Southwest Florida Galoot Club for Addicts.
Beer and Liquor will be served. I now call to order the inaugural meeting of the SWFGCA. Now repeat after me…..I pledge allegiance, to my hand tools….....



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WayneC

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 10:30 PM

: ^ )

It only gets worse… lol

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

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 10:38 PM

I love my power tools but there is something more that I feel for my hand tools that I just don’t with my power tools.

-- 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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#3 posted 06-15-2011 10:50 PM

... and for which they stand. One galoot under God, undescribable, with sawdust and shavings for all.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 11:02 PM

Nice tandem of a 3 and 5 1/4 there… not in FL at the moment, but count me in.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Dave

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#5 posted 06-16-2011 04:06 AM

I’ll take an honorary membership. Here is my pledge.
Hello my name is Dave and I am not a collector I am a user.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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venicewoodworker

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#6 posted 06-16-2011 04:09 AM

OK membership is now at 4…..Dave, Smitty and Chris, you guys are in.

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WayneC

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#7 posted 06-16-2011 04:32 AM

Guess I will need to post a photo or two to gain entrance….

Stanley #62 and LN Low Angle Jack Plane

Delima

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

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venicewoodworker

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#8 posted 06-16-2011 04:35 AM

OK Wayne, you’re in. Nice Collection!!

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WayneC

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#9 posted 06-16-2011 04:38 AM

Worst part is that only about 1/2 half of them…

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 06-16-2011 10:09 PM

This isn’t the whole family, but it’s (hopefully) a good membership card photo.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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venicewoodworker

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#11 posted 06-16-2011 10:45 PM

OK, you’re in. Looks good…..what ones are you missing?
BTW the first meeting will be held next Friday here in Venice, FL…...who will be attending?

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WayneC

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#12 posted 06-16-2011 10:46 PM

Ah man. If you had said Italy….

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#13 posted 06-16-2011 10:47 PM

Both #5 fractionals were out getting their nails done when the picture was being taken. Either that, or they’re shy by nature… I’ll get an update maybe this weekend, so my membership stays current. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#14 posted 06-16-2011 10:48 PM

Next Friday I’ll be in Gulf Shores (closer!). Pls take minutes for me…

@WayneC – Wonder why your pics only show up as big empty space? Do you see actual pictures? (not kidding, really want to know; may be my browser, or PC, or etc. etc.)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#15 posted 06-16-2011 11:56 PM

When You have the Addiction

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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