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08-26-2014 03:25 AM

Several planes for sale..Rabbets, T&G, 5 and a halves and others Picture heavy - 2 replies

I got into one of those “eyes are bigger than the stomach” buying opportunities recently. The opportunity was good so I brought home multiples planes of several types. As an example, I need no where near the half dozen 5 1/2 sized planes that made it into my shop in the past two weeks. There are plenty of other similar examples. ...

08-10-2014 02:37 AM

Treadle scroll saw Seneca Falls Empire question on value - 3 replies

I may have the opportunity to purchase a seneca falls treadle scroll saw. It is the Empire model, and is rusty but appears pretty complete. Belt is shot. I have had a soft spot for these for awhile but have seen few for sale. I am not looking for an exact appraisal here but rather a range of what might be a fair price to pay for an item lik...

07-15-2014 03:18 AM

Unplanned jointer aquisition...I like "quarter pounders!" - 8 replies

I took a few days last week to clean up some old junk around the barn and haul some scrap for a little tool money. I scaled in at the junk yard with 3600 lbs. of junk steel and dead electric motors. I scaled out with about four hundred back on the trailer in the form of this. The man at the yard threw out a quarter a pound as the price ...

02-10-2014 05:20 AM

Stanley 60 1/2 with a big mouth...I think that the sole insert been filed? - 6 replies

All, I have this beat around 60 1/2 that was very unloved when I got it. It is a bit of a franken plane that I pieced back together in the shop with a later depth adjust knob. It also chipped mouth. I hoped to get it functional enough for a user in those rougher projects. I am a little bummed though as it seems to have a large mouth. It ...

01-22-2014 12:29 PM

Whatzit used for? My grand dad's small Atkins saw.. - 4 replies

All, I am not that familiar with handsaws so curious what this size of Atkins saw was primarily designed for. This saw belonged to my grandfather and looks like it will clean up O.K. Dad sent it home with me last fall and it is rusty and crusty but I was able to expose a very light etch with wood block and and sandpaper. I could not get a...

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