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Calgary Geoff

05-13-2014 06:43 AM by CalgaryGeoff | 5 comments »

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #20: Restoring a 19th-Century Disston Backsaw

05-18-2013 01:57 PM by Brad | 10 comments »

The Craig’s List ad said there were some old woodworking tools. That’s it. No pictures, no heart-throbbing prose. Still, the garage sale was in an older neighborhood. And close by in case it was a bust. So I fired up my Chili-Red Mini and motored on over. Five minutes and $5.00 later I walked to my car clutching a Disston 16” backsaw, some brass screws and brass l-reinforcing thingies. The saw cost me 300 pennies. A bit of sleuthing on the Disstonian Institutes Website re...

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Saw Restoration #1: 50 Cent Disston Saw

09-27-2012 04:14 AM by gilleseg | 11 comments »

I was out with the wife, hitting up local garage sales, when we stopped at a condo community whose residents are mostly retired. They had Tupperware, pots, pans, and assorted nicknacks. I wandered around there small garage and didn’t see anything I was interested in. I turned to head out and venture onto the next garage when I bumped my knee on something. It was a hand saw with a 50 Cent sticker on it. I did not hesitate, I grabbed it up and handed it to my wife as she headed toward...

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Handsaw honey hole: 6 saws and a miter box

09-09-2012 01:55 PM by Brad | 6 comments »

In the words of the baseball great Sammy Sosa, “Garage sales have been very, very, good to me.” Or at least that’s what I’d think he’d say if his run of saw luck was as good as mine. The Craig’s List garage sale ad touted “vintage/antique handsaw collection – make offer for one or all,” sandwiched between the Singer sowing machines and the 1960’s Life Magazines. The words “collection” and “make offer” motivated m...

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Tools #2: CS Osborne draw gauge/leather slitter (OLD)

09-04-2012 04:07 AM by GlennsGrandson | 2 comments »

I just picked one of these up at a garage sale for $2 not knowing what it was. (and got a lot of other great buys too!)It says C.S. OSBORNE & co. NEWARK, N.J. From what I’ve read it is indeed a leather cutter, aka draw gauge (http://www.csosborne.com/no51.5.htm). Mine has black japaning on the handle and the blade says C.S. OSBORNE & CO HARRISON N.J. The blade must have been a replacement. On the opposite side of the measurements is it stamped MADE IN U.S.A., it’s stamp...

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Tool Gloat-Craig's List garage sale handtool heaven

09-04-2011 04:03 AM by Brad | 2 comments »

I was poking around Craig’s List when a garage sale caught my eye. The pictures were a woodworker’s dream. They featured lots, and I mean LOTS of hand tools. So I finished up my work and headed over there late Friday afternoon. All the better to root out the best pickings. The people running the sale were friendly and the place was loaded with tools as advertised. Apparently the gentleman’s father had recently passed away after a long career as a carpenter. I started m...

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Tips for dealing with Flea Markets

09-08-2010 10:24 PM by swirt | 5 comments »

I ran into this while searching for some details on one of the saws I just acquired. It is a collection of tips that originated on the old tools email list more than 10 years ago. It is generally geared toward old hand tool enthusiasts, but much can be applied to modern tools as it deals more with people than with the actual tools. The tips focus on a flea market setting but also apply to garage sales and estate sales. The people targeted include significant others and the people sellin...

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Random shop notes #6: Garage sale treasures.

08-08-2010 01:14 AM by AnnaEA | 3 comments »

A couple of nice chisels.A rusty but elegant looking hacksaw.A 16” Delta-Rockwell scroll saw.

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