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Blog entry by Brodan posted 03-10-2016 04:49 AM 1225 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It seems the natural progression of a new woodworker or at least for myself is the accumulation of tools. I suppose my years as a journeyman toolmaker, and love for “old” things naturally lead me to dig through the dusty junk of crowded shelves within the many “antique” stores my wife and I enjoy visiting. With the exception of the new shoulder plane from my wife, my planes have been “junk” store finds. Cleaned up and tuned, these tools have been a pleasure to use and serve me well.

-- Dan, TN

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#1 posted 03-10-2016 08:17 AM

Nice collection Dan. There is a satisfaction in rescuing and bringing old tools, especially planes, back into what they were designed to do. I spent last night cleaning up a Stanley #9 1/2 that I bought a while back. Unfortunately I don’t see many tools in the secondhand stores anymore, and folks are asking restored prices at yard sales around here usually. Doesn’t stop me from looking though!

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#2 posted 03-11-2016 02:27 AM

Nice work. Those should work well for you.

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#3 posted 03-11-2016 02:33 AM

Yeah buddy.

I like using a dremel tool with a wool wheel and some polishing compound to hit the brass and all visible screw heads. Makes it purdy.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 03-11-2016 03:17 AM

Thanks y’all! Not really sure what planes I “need” but… If the price is right.

-- Dan, TN

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#5 posted 03-11-2016 06:02 AM

Dan you need as many as you can get your hands on. They are totally addicting.

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