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Misc. Shop Stuff #73: Continuing to Outfit the Toolchest

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 01-21-2020 03:30 AM 625 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you know me, you know there’s no substitute for brass and rosewood. No surprise then, my marking gauges of choice are the relatively scarce Stanley Nos. 197 (single post) and 198 models. I have one of each in my bench cabinet, and wanted the same set in the chest. Well, good times, as ebay came through with a 198 last week and that was the piece I needed.

Not a big deal, but a nice feeling to continue placing quality user tools in the chest!

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



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theoldfart

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#1 posted 01-21-2020 05:05 AM

Nice score(pun intended). :-)

Like my Goodell Pratt’s. One, two and three beam models.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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489tad

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#2 posted 01-21-2020 01:41 PM

Congratulations!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 01-21-2020 01:44 PM

Yep, and when the bug bites!

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

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HokieKen

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#4 posted 01-21-2020 02:10 PM

Ebay is both an angel and a demon. Glad it could scratch your itch :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 01-21-2020 05:01 PM

Those are a nice additions to your collection.

Is that a sharpened down old Stanley awl?

My great uncle left me some great old tools here’s a Miller Falls No. 16 block plane and an old Stanley No. 7 awl.

-- James E McIntyre

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#6 posted 01-21-2020 07:18 PM

Congratulations.

-- ~Tony

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duckmilk

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#7 posted 01-21-2020 10:07 PM

Stalking ebay and sniping at the last moment…brings back fond memories ;-))

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 01-21-2020 11:17 PM

I have a couple Hurwood awls of different sizes, they’re keepers as well! Nice block plane too.

Thx Tony! And yes, Ken and Duck, fleabay. In my case, the price was very fair on the ‘buy it now’ so it was a quick sale. Saved time and a few anxious seconds, but the dozen ‘watchers’ of the auction were left with nada.

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 01-22-2020 01:40 AM

James, I just re-looked and it’s indeed a Stanley No. 117 awl!

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

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mafe

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#10 posted 01-23-2020 02:14 AM

;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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