Estate/Garage Sale Finds #2: Great finds!

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Blog entry by hodgepodge posted 08-05-2011 01:36 AM 1586 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Alright, this was the most awesome estate sale I have ever seen (out of three…). I guess I will continue this series with what led me to go check out the sale. Here’s the picture which made me stop by.

The description of the estate sale says how there is an unbelievable amount of hand tools and power tools. This picture doesn’t do justice in regards to how much stuff this guy had. He must of had some sort of combo plane infatuation. I picked up these two Stanley No. 45’s, a set of No. 45 cutters and No. 55 cutter set. Not to mention a Stanley No. 51 Spokeshave, No. 190, No. 78 and a No. 60-1/2 block plane. I saw two other guys that were buying two combo planes a piece and there were a few Craftsman ones still for sale. I picked up a few other odds and ends as well as you will see from the pictures. Hope you guys enjoy.

Not a bad days work.

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#1 posted 08-05-2011 02:00 AM

He was probably trying to get every “TYPE #” of combo planes. Types 1-20. Looks like you bought the type 4 or 5 and a 13 or higher. GOOD Picks, were the prices reasonable ?

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#2 posted 08-05-2011 02:38 AM

wow, those are what dreams are made of…you had to be smiling like a kid in a candy shop….good for you…nice showing here…grizz

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#3 posted 08-05-2011 03:14 AM

Yeah, prices were good in my eyes. $20 a piece for the #45’s, $10 for the block plane and drill brace, and $15 for the other two. Everything else was less than a dollar.

I just wish I didn’t live in an apartment because he had some nice stationary power tools for sale as well.

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#4 posted 08-05-2011 03:53 AM

Great looking haul, and those prices are excellent. That is a very interesting looking brace.


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#5 posted 08-05-2011 05:06 AM

Yeah, thats why I picked it up. It’s a Miller Falls No. 502 Corner Brace

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#6 posted 08-06-2011 12:23 AM

Decided to go back today and try to find some parts for the incomplete no. 45. And look what I found:

More 45 cutters (22 in total).

No. 220 and a missing piece:

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#7 posted 08-06-2011 03:20 AM

That’s what I call being at the the right place at the right time….........Well done.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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