Today's Finds 6Feb2016

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Blog entry by Dex378 posted 02-06-2016 11:06 PM 1770 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am always on the lookout for tools that I need (and always looking for tools I don’t need). But we all know that everything is so damn expensive these days. I have 4 kids so I can’t afford to run out and buy all my tools new. I try and hit yard sales, garage sales and salvage stores when I can. Most of the tools guys like us use are outdated junk to everyone else. The average homeowner owns a compound miter saw nowadays and wouldn’t know which end of a hand saw cuts the wood. That being said their are great deals to be had, get out there and look!
Today I stopped at my local salvage shop (where in a previous blog I showed my pre-1917 Disston D-8 that I got for under a dollar). Here are today’s finds:
2 hand saws a Sandvik and a Craftsman, nothing special but straight and useable without much tweaking. A really nice clamp, a Stanley 220 plane in great shape, a Buck Bros. chisel and a couple of other odds and ends. $7.00 for everything!! Yes Seven. $7 smackeroos. Not a bad day. And I haven’t even got to the good thing yet. Anyone notice it?

That last piece I grabbed included in the $7 is a very early 2 5/8” T&H Sorby plane iron with the original chipbreaker and screw all marked Sheffield

Looks like I might have to build a plane, can’t let a nice piece of British steel go to waste….. Unless someone wants it? I’d trade it for something I need.

-- Only the Finest Finish Work.

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David Taylor

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 03:15 AM

Can I hear a You Suck?!?

Truly, you did well for that money! What sort of plane you gonna make, hmmm? That is a nice piece of steel to find, I would call that the best find of the lot, except everything else was so good :)

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 05:56 PM

I don’t know what kind of plane I should build. 2 5/8” blade is larger than any plane I own now. I am thinking I’d build one from scratch although finding a body wouldn’t be too hard either.

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#3 posted 02-07-2016 06:31 PM

Dont know about that steel… but I was sure eye-ballin’ handy-dandy New-in-the package ERASER you got there ! WOW, what a deal !

Oh, right … almost forgot.


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